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SoFAB Reinvents Soul Food - Saturday, June 27, 2015 

NEW ORLEANS, LA -Chef Jeff Henderson (Flip My Food with Chef Jeff), Chef Gason Nelson (The NOLA Chef) and Chef Kamili Hemphill (Emeril's Test Kitchen) will celebrate Soul Food Month on June 27th from 1-4PM at Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Each chef will present and demonstrate his or her favorite reinvention of favorite Soul Food recipes and share the stories behind them, supporting and assisting each other. Spending time in the kitchen together passes on traditions, heritage, and civilization. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for SoFAB Members and $30 at the door. If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the event. After 48 hours no refunds will be available.

Admission to the Museum, along with the Museum of the American Cocktail, is included in the demonstration price. There is a discounted price for SoFAB Members. If you experience difficulty with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490.

What: Cooking Demonstration and Samples
When: Saturday, June 27th, 2015, from 1-4PM
Where: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Enter at 1830 Martin Luther King Blvd, New Orleans, LA
Call 504-569-0405 to schedule an appointment

About the Chefs:

Chef Gason Nelson is one of the very best personal chefs in the business. His extraordinary culinary skills have taken him around the world. He has cooked for numerous celebrities, athletes, philanthropist, politicians and prominent businessmen, including the late Paul Walker, Reggie Bush, Duane "The Rock" Johnson and several New Orleans Saints players. Chef Gason also travels throughout the country partnering with well-known chefs providing fun, interactive cooking demos for various clients and charitable organizations. He has competed on the Food Network show, "Chopped," making it to the final round, and his company, Full of Flavor, is capable of arranging every aspect of your dining experience, whether it's for two or two thousand. Chef Gason combines his impeccable attention to detail with his passion for flavoring food and his vast culinary experience to provide you with a gastronomical fete that will delight all of your senses.

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn't cooking on TV he's a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at schools, organizations, and Fortune 500 companies across the country. The American Tasting Institute has named him Las Vegas Chef of the Year. HarperCollins published his life story in the New York Times best-selling book Cooked. His success as an author landed him on Oprah. Shortly after that TV appearance, Sony Pictures bought the rights to his book and his life story, which is currently being developed into a major motion picture. Jeff has taken advantage of his exposure to inspire disadvantaged young adults and at-risk youth. In addition to his high profile speaking engagements, he makes regular appearances at prisons and inner-city youth programs all around the United States. Today Jeff shares his knowledge and excitement for food through his speaking career, his cooking shows and his popular cookbooks. His story has been featured on television shows Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Steve Harvey Show, and in USA Today, People Magazine, New York Times, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. Jeff currently resides between Las Vegas and New Orleans.


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 2015's "11 of the World's Top Food Museums" by CNN, SoFAB is a division of the nonprofit SoFAB Institute, 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; Purloo, Chef Ryan Hughes's living exhibit and restaurant celebrating the flavors and culinary traditions of the South; and spectacular new exhibits, including La Galerie d'Absinthe and a commemoration of Antoine's 175th Anniversary.