‘Chef Paul Prudhomme: Louisiana Legend’ To Premier On WYES Saturday

NEW ORLEANS — Before the age of chef superstars, a self-trained son of a sharecropper from Opelousas revolutionized American gastronomy. Chef Paul Prudhomme took the food he grew up with and shared it with the world, putting Louisiana regional cuisine on the map. In celebration of the life of this restaurateur, author, entrepreneur and public television star, WYES-TV presents CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME: LOUISIANA LEGEND. The 45-minute long documentary premieres on WYES-TV/Channel 12 on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

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         The program will feature interviews with longtime colleagues including Chef Paul Miller, Executive Chef of K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, and Marty Cosgrove of Magic Seasoning Blends. Also sharing their thoughts and memories are Chef Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen’s Restaurant, who was the first night chef of K- Paul’s; Ella Brennan and Ti Martin of Commander’s Palace, where Chef Paul first fused Cajun country and Creole sophistication as the restaurant’s executive chef in the late 1970’s; Liz Williams, President of SOFAB and the National Food and Beverage Foundation; Ian McNulty, New Orleans food writer; and Beth Arroyo Utterback, WYES Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, who was the Executive Producer of Chef Paul’s five national public television series.

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         CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME: LOUISIANA LEGEND is written and produced by Terri Landry, producer of the iconic chef’s cooking projects, and narrated by Peggy Scott Laborde, senior producer at WYES-TV and host of "Steppin' Out," the station’s weekly look at local entertainment and the arts.

         WYES is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation and the most utilized non-profit organization in these two states with as many as a half-million people viewing broadcasts and its website each week, and participating in outreach activities.

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