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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. 


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