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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. 

Group of chefs and members sitting and standing on a stage posing for a picture

2019 Board of Directors

Executive Commitee

Brian Dykes, President
Bin 77 Bistro and Side Bar

Lisa Boudreaux-Lecoq, Past President
The Gilded Artichoke Catering

Jim Urdiales, President-Elect
Mestizo Restaurant

Jim Albert, Secretary
Purveyors of Fine Wines

Kelly Firesheets, Treasurer

Gino Marino

Gino's Restaurant

John P. Wolff, III,

 Keogh Cox

Bruce Attinger


Board Members

Billy Berger, B & B Stafftenders, B & B Event Rentals, Bergerverre
Don Bergeron, Bergeron's City Market
Bryan Calvert, Mystic Vines
Chip Chesteen, Chesteen & Associates LLC
Mickey Freiberg*, Capitol City Produce
Jimmy Gould, Printing Tech
Stephen Hightower, City Pork
Kenny Kleinpeter, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, L.L.C.
Jeremy Langlois, Chef Folse & Co.
Angela Lowther-Walker, Republic National Distributing Company
Bret Smith, Ruffino's Restaurant
Meghann Young, Juban's Restaurant, Inc.
Jeff Meyers, Sysco

Advisory Board

Heather Kleinpeter, Cane Land Distillery


Scott Callais*

Kevin Kimball*

Justin McDonald*

Jason Johnson

Dori Murvin*

Bret Smith

Tom Tanner

*Past Presidents