Nicholls culinary institute honors John Besh

Chef John Besh of New Orleans received the Lafcadio Hearn Award at the John Folse Culinary Institute’s 14th annual Lafcadio Hearn Award Dinner and Distinguished Visiting Chef Series on Monday, March 14.

Pictured from left are Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, president of Nicholls State University; Besh; Chef John Folse, the culinary institute’s namesake; and Chef Randy Cheramie, culinary institute executive director. The event, hosted on the Nicholls campus in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union, featured cuisine by Michael Gulotta, distinguished visiting chef and graduate of the John Folse Culinary Institute.