2018 Spring Commencement
The Nicholls Graduation Commencement Ceremonies are typically held twice a year after the Fall and Spring semesters. It’s an exciting time for our graduates and their families. Please review the following information to make this an enjoyable commencement journey for graduates and their families.
Chef Michael Gulotta, Commencement Speaker
Since graduating from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls in 2003, Chef Michael Gulotta has worked under a bevy of internationally recognized chefs including John Folse, John Besh, Pete Vasquez, Marco Ballo and Karl Josef Fuchs.
He is the owner of two popular New Orleans establishments, MoPho and Maypop, and appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet in 2017.
In 2016 alone, Gulotta was named New Orleans Magazine’s Chef of the Year, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef, received a Star Chefs Rising Stars Award and was a finalist for a James Beard Award. Also, MoPho was named Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant.