2023 Chefs to Watch Dinner
    Dates: October 12, 2023
    Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Price: $150 before August 1, $175 thereafter; $2,500 for table of 8
    Location: Southern Hotel
    Address: 428 E. Boston St., Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (985) 400-5663

Join Louisiana Cookin' for its premier dinner event, Chefs to Watch, returning to the Southern Hotel in downtown Covington, Louisiana on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

In a state with such a storied culinary heritage, the best chefs uphold our time-honored customs while keeping an eye toward the future. Louisiana Cookin’ introduced Chefs to Watch in 2002 as a way of recognizing talented up-and-coming chefs from restaurants around the Bayou State who show passion for traditions while delivering fresh, new concepts. The annual roster has featured both Louisiana natives and transplants who draw from the state’s bounty of fresh, local ingredients as well as their own personal experiences.

Cocktail Hour - 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Louisiana Cookin' is excited to welcome guests with a cocktail hour hosted by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission. The evening kicks off  with artisan cocktails and small bites from an esteemed group to be announced.

Dinner - Seating 7:15-7:30, Dine 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The 2023 Chefs to Watch six-course dinner will again take place just 45 minutes north of the French Quarter in the quaint town of Covington, Louisiana, at the historic Southern Hotel. This historic property was lovingly restored and reopened in 2014, and has reclaimed its role as an integral part of the Covington community. Browse its offerings and book a room here.

Tickets are $175, table sponsorship (8 seats) is $2,500, and the presenting sponsor is $5,000. Reserve your seats at https://www.louisianacookin.com/product/2023-chefs-to-watch-dinner/. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Northshore Food Bank. 

Attire: jackets required for gentlemen. No shorts or T-shirts.

428 E. Boston St
Tel: (985) 400-5657
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2023 Chefs to Watch Dinner
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  • Southern Hotel
  • $150 before August 1, $175 thereafter; $2,500 for table of 8