Woldenberg Park
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


October 27-29, 2017

Chef Kevin Belton

For the past 20 years Chef Kevin Belton has been teaching the foundation of Louisiana cooking to appreciative audiences. As an instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking, the Creole chef has introduced visitors from around the world to the food and culinary heritage of the region. In a new WYES-TV cooking series Belton, who was recognized in April as one of the top thirty Louisiana chefs by the American Culinary Federation, will follow in the likes of Chef Paul Prudhomme and John Besh and explore the wide mix of cultures that contributed to the distinctive food of New Orleans, known as Creole cuisine.
In addition to the 7,000 lessons he has led at the cooking school, Belton has also offered classes and cooking demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been a featured chef and guest on numerous food programs including Emeril Live; Ready Set Cook; Live Love Lunch; Food Fighters; Taste of America; and Eating in the Bayou. In his new public television series Belton wants to pull back the curtain and show viewers that economy and simplicity are hallmarks of New Orleans’ flavorful cuisine. “Everybody says you make it look so easy, but I teach them that it is easy. My mission is to get you to cook and then to sit down with your family or invite a friend over and share that meal. People need to get back to the table.”