Culinary Workshop w/Chef Meg Bickford
The most famous restaurant in New Orleans is Commander’s Palace, and many famous chefs have cut their teeth at this venerated institution. The current Chef is Meg Bickford and her leadership, rising through the ranks under other great chefs, has re-established it in the pantheon of NOLA restaurants. Meg guides us through the preparation of some brunch and dinner favourites of this august restaurant.
Ticket Price: $45.00, includes food samples
Sponsored by United States Consulate General – Halifax, J.R. Mahoney Ltd., Chef Works
Recipes: Acadian “Chef’s Breakfast”- Cast iron-roasted hog belly, cornmeal ‘Jamie cakes’, house-smoked tasso red eye gravy, candied New Roads pecans, Mississippi blueberry bourbon jam
Autumn Apple Galette- Charred chili boudin & shaved green apple tucked into Avery Island pepper mash-studded puff pastry with whipped Creole cream cheese and boozy warm spiced molasses
Chef Megan “Meg” Bickford has called the Commander’s Palace kitchen her culinary home since June 2008, and took on the role of Executive Chef at the New Orleanians’ destination for leading-edge Haute Creole cuisine in October 2020. With both Cajun and Creole family influences that run in her blood, and over 12 years of experience with the Commander’s Family of Restaurants, Chef Meg previously served as the Executive Chef of Cafe Adelaide, the Commander’s playfully modern Creole restaurant. In her time at the helm of Café Adelaide, Meg was chosen as one of FSR Magazine’s “Rising Stars” and one of Louisiana Cookin’s “Chefs to Watch.” Chef Meg is a mother to Stella and on her days off can be found at large family gatherings with Stella and her husband Richard in tow in Cut Off, Louisiana where food is the center of life. @megbickford