Chef John Folse Culinary Institute to hold Open House

THIBODAUX, La. — The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute invites you to attend its inaugural open house on Friday, May 4 at the Lanny D. Ledet Building.

Prospective culinary students will be treated to tours of the 33,000-square-foot state-of-the-art culinary facility, cooking demos, tastings and meetings with professors and the financial aid office.

Nicholls alum and Chef de Cuisine at Restaurant August in New Orleans Chef Ross Dover (B.A. ‘14) will hold cooking demonstrations at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Student-led tours will begin at 9 a.m. and run at the top of every hour until 2 p.m.

Located in the heart of Cajun and Creole Country, the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University offers an immersive culinary education combined with the full college experience at an affordable price. Nationally recognized faculty prepare students for a wide variety of career paths in the culinary and hospitality industry.  Upon graduation, 96 percent of Culinary Institute graduates land jobs.

Opened in 2015, the Lanny D. Ledet Building features six kitchens, three classrooms and a dedicated student study area and culinary library. It is also the home of the student-operated restaurant, Bistro Ruth, named in honor of New Orleans restaurateur Ruth Fertel, and the Bakery at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.

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