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Chefs, Mixologists and More to Offer Demonstrations and Samples

Get out of the heat and into the kitchen this June at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum's (SoFAB) Saturday culinary demonstrations. Offered in the state-of-the-art Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, some of New Orleans' talented chefs and mixologists will preview tantalizing offerings while guests can enjoy close-up action, complimentary samples and take home a recipe or two. Demonstration dates and times follow:

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1PM
Tara Rizzi, Wine/Beverage Director of Trinity: Come learn how to create craft cocktails as Rizzi demonstrates and samples some of the new summer libations at Trinity, the Lower French Quarter's hot restaurant and bar, touted as one of the city's best by Conde Nast Traveler and Opentable.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
*In honor of National Iced Tea Day, Luzianne Tea is presenting complimentary admission to the museum all day.

1PM - SoFAB Founder and President Liz Williams, in conjunction with Luzianne Tea, will celebrate National Iced Tea Day with a demonstration and lecture on the history of iced tea. In addition, Williams will present Luzianne Tea with a certificate to mark their place on the National Culinary Heritage Register - a list of culinary products, processes, inventions, traditions, and establishments that are at least 50 years old and that have contributed significantly to the development of American foodways.

3PM - Gabriel Charpentier, Chef de Cuisine at The Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel: Chef Charpentier will conduct a demonstration and tasting of some of the tantalizing bites offered at The Grill Room. A seasoned chef with more than 20 years of experience, Gabriel Charpentier's extensive training and innovative techniques bring fresh influence to the restaurant's contemporary American cuisine.

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1PM

Carl Schaubhut, Chef/Owner of DTB: Since opening in March 2017, DTB (which stands for Down the Bayou) has earned rave reviews and accolades for its modern coastal Cajun cuisine. Chef Schaubhut, a Commander's Palace alumnus, will give guests an inside look at DTB's menu with a cooking demonstration and tasting of signature dishes.

All demonstrations are open to the public and complimentary with museum admission. Samples are available on a first come, first served basis. The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air is located in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans. For further information visit or call 504.267.7490.


About Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB)
In September 2014, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) opened in its new location at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in the renovated Dryades Market, a public food market which first opened in New Orleans in 1847. Named as one of "11 of the World's Top Food Museums" by CNN and one of the "12 Best Museums Around the World" by Elle Decor, SoFAB is a division of the nonprofit National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB), which celebrates the food and drink of all cultures, with a focus on the history of cuisine and cocktails, through a variety of exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Located inside SoFAB are The Museum of the American Cocktail's (MOTAC) New Orleans collection; the Boyd Library, Toup's South restaurant and spectacular exhibits, including La Galerie d'Absinthe.

About National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB)
The National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural enterprise. It documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Because everyone eats, all aspects of food and drink-culture and geography, anthropology and history, economics and politics, law and policy, media and the arts, science and technology-reveal the state of the world. NatFAB, home to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library, SoFAB Media, and the National Culinary Heritage Register, is among the nation's most comprehensive cultural institutions studying food and drink. For more information, visit