Aimee Brown

Executive Director of New Orleans Wine & Food Experience | New Orleans 500 Close-Up May 2023

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“I love creating relationships with chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers,” she said. “Supporting their brands and mission is a huge passion of mine and I am so lucky to be able to do that on a daily basis.”

Education: Loyola University New Orleans (BA)

What’s something exciting on the horizon for your organization?  We are celebrating our 31st year with our festival from June 7-11. We will have three main stage events: Vinola, Tournament of Rosés and the Grand Tasting.

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What’s your hobby or passion? My passion is hanging out with my 7-year-old son. He is my best friend!

What do you love about your job? I love the food and wine industry. Getting to create relationships with chefs and restaurateurs, winery owners and winemakers — and supporting their brands and mission — is a huge passion of mine and I am so lucky to be able to do that on a daily basis.

What’s your favorite nonprofit to support? I really appreciate Café Reconcile. I’ve seen firsthand that the work they do supporting young adults can transform lives by encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, and equipping them with tools to achieve their potential.

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What’s the best advice you’d give to others? Be ready for change and be adaptable. Not everything will go according to plan.


Did you know?
Brown leads a nationally recognized festival with an annual attendance of more than 7,000. Proceeds from the nonprofit event benefit culinary education in the city.

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