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Who We Are

Who is the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society?

Culinary experience for a cause! Making Baton Rouge children healthy one Fête at a time. To enrich the culinary culture for the Capital Area Community while raising funds for childhood nutrition initiatives, educational programs and scholarships.

BRES is a 501(c)3 presented by the best culinary professionals in the capital area including chefs, restauranteurs, food suppliers and wine purveyors. 

chefs and managers sitting and standing on stage
chefs standing on stage with awards
two men and a woman holding a giant check
two women holding roses and awards

2020 Board of Directors

Executive Commitee

Jim Urdiales

Jim Urdiales, President,
Mestizo Restaurant

Jeremy Langlois

Jeremy Langlois, President Elect, 
Chef Folse & Co.

Brian Dykes

Brian Dykes, Past President,
Bin 77 Bistro and Side Bar

Jeff Meyers

Jeff Meyers, Treasurer
Sysco

Stephen Hightower

Stephen Hightower, Secretary
City Group Hospitality

John Wolff

John Wolff
Keogh Cox

Gino Marino

Gino Marino
Gino's Restaurant

Board Members

Yvette Bonnano

Yvette Bonnano, Board Member,
Cane Land Foods

Lisa Boudreaux LeCoq

Lisa Boudreaux LeCoq, Board Member, The Gilded Artichoke Catering

Dori Murvin

Dori Murvin, Board Member,
Juban's Creole Restaurant

Don Bergeron

Don Bergeron
Bergeron's City Market

Kelly Firesheets

Kelly Firesheets
Heartland

Billy Berger

Billy Berger, Board Member
B & B Stafftenders, B & B Event Rentals

Meghann Young

Meghann Young
Rouj Creole

Angela Lowther

Angela Lowther
Republic National Distributing Company

Bruce Attinger

Bruce Attinger
Walk-Ons

Jim Albert

Jim Albert
Wines Unlimited

Joshua Herbert

Joshua Herbert
Roux 61 & Bearfoot Hospitality

Chip Chesteen
Chesteen & Associates LLC

Lauren Attaway
Uncorked

Lauren St. Pierre Eilts
Fine Wine Portfolio Manager

Mickey Freiberg
a La Carte Foods

Bryan Calvert
Mystic Vines

Founders

Scott Callais*

Kevin Kimball*

Justin McDonald*

Jason Johnson

Dori Murvin*

Bret Smith

Tom Tanner

*Past Presidents