Kristen Essig – Celebrity Chef Dinner Series 2017 – 2018


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We are pleased to announce the 4 chefs for our 2017 – 2018 Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine Celebrity Chef Dinner Series

Purchase the single dinner for $200.00.  Individual dinner tickets are transferrable.

All funds raised from the sale of dinner series tickets directly supports our Community Cooking Classes.

To purchase all four dinners with a $100.00 discount click here:  Four Dinner Series


April 7, 2018: Kristen Essig, Coquette

Kristen Essig was born and raised in Florida. A er graduating from the Johnson & Wales Culinary School in 1998, Kristen worked with James Beard award winning chefs, Chef Frank Lee of Slightly North of Broad and Chef Louis Osteen of Louis’ Charleston Grill. Seventeen years ago, Kristen made New Orleans her home, kicking off her Crescent City culinary career with Chef Emeril Lagasse at Emeril’s, followed by a four-year turn with Chef and mentor Anne Kearney at the famed New Orleans Restaurant, Peristyle. She joined the Crescent City Farmers Market as market manager where she cultivated strong relationships with local farmers, producers and vendors. Kristen proudly joined the Coquette family in the fall of 2016 as a co-chef and partner with her love, Michael.

With Music Curated by Murf Reeves

e foundation for Murf Reeves’s music passion was laid by his grandfather who had a listening room lled with records oor to ceil- ing. It was then that Murf learned that people listened to music with such serious intent and he wanted a listening room of his own. He started listening to anything and everything, genre hopping, and is equally at home with Tony Bennett, R.E.M. or Public Enemy. A er beginning a career in the service industry, Murf started a second career as a radio personality (DJ) for New Orleans based WWOZ 90.7 fm/ From there his music ventures continued at Preservation Jazz Hall as a live performance emcee, tour manager, booking agent, and one of the architects for the Preservation Recordings record label. In 2013, he was recognized by the Grammy Foundation for contributing to the Living Legends Recording Documentary.

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