Chef to Student Guest Chef Series
Café Reconcile is honored to host Chef Alan Ehrich for our next event in our Chef to Student Guest Chef Series. Come join us for lunch on August 2nd and enjoy a special meal prepared by Chef Alan Ehrich from the Audubon Nature Institute. Read more about Chef Ehrich below:
Alan Ehrich, Executive Chef at the Audubon Nature Institute
Executive Chef Alan Ehrich, for 17 years, has been leading the Audubon Nature Institute catering establishment located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Audubon Nature Institute has eleven venues in which they cater events from 5 to 10,000 including the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Tea Room, and The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit. This award winning chef was Louisiana’s Best Chefs of 2012 and named Chef Legend of 2014 by the Louisiana American Culinary Foundation.
Chef Alan studied in Switzerland, where the program required students to visit a variety of European countries to study their respective kitchens and culinary style. Chef Alan carried the inventive curriculum a step further by combining the distinctive spices and cultural styles with the native flavors and essence of Louisiana. He combines surprising flavors and textures for events both large and small in his environmentally green catering kitchens. With Alan, cooking is more than a craft: he cooks from the heart, creating unique foods for the soul.
The following, a quote from Catherine Newstadt; Marketing Director, Gourmet Magazine, illustrates Chef Alan Ehrich first hand:
“It is a rare occasion that one finds top restaurant-quality culinary skill at an event facility, but Chef Alan at the Audubon Tea Room is clearly the exception to the rule. Delivering a fresh and imaginative take on classic Cajun and Creole dishes, he brings the flavors of Louisiana to life with panache in a unique Southern setting.”