Out & About In The Big Easy

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kevins-picFor the past 20 years Chef Kevin Belton has been teaching the foundation of Louisiana cooking to appreciative audiences. As an instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking, the Creole chef has introduced visitors from around the world to the food and culinary heritage of the region. In a new WYES-TV cooking series Belton, who was recognized in April as one of the top thirty Louisiana chefs by the American Culinary Federation, will follow in the likes of Chef Paul Prudhomme and John Besh and explore the wide mix of cultures that contributed to the distinctive food of New Orleans, known as Creole cuisine. In addition to the 7,000 lessons he has led at the cooking school, Belton has also offered classes and cooking demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been a featured chef and guest on numerous food programs including Emeril Live; Ready Set Cook; Live Love Lunch; Food Fighters; Taste of America; and Eating in the Bayou. In his new public television series Belton wants to pull back the curtain and show viewers that economy and simplicity are hallmarks of New Orleans’ flavorful cuisine. “Everybody says you make it look so easy, but I teach them that it is easy. My mission is to get you to cook and then to sit down with your family or invite a friend over and share that meal. People need to get back to the table.”

patrick_d400Patrick (PJ) LaRive: an accomplished Business entrepreneur, and Mechanical Robotics Engineer who in the last 17 years worked for NASA, Boeing, WARP Robotics, The NSA, and the Department of Justice in the field of his Major in Robotics and Automation. His lectures include Automation simulations for Space Exploration and Automated Working Robotic Products for the USA, UK and Canada. He is a technical writer for business and has held CEO positions for struggling companies and turning those around and then releasing to new CEO's in industry. He also was one of the key designers for Bio Fuel refineries in Alabama, and the design and build engineer of a 50k watt radio stations WCMA-AM, a 50,000 watt broadcast facility covering portions of Alabama, Florida and Georgia and WTKN-AM, a full time broadcast facility serving Mississippi and Florida. "PJ" as his friends and family call him also sits on the board of the Robotics Association and Assembly Plants Advisory Council in the UK, and was the Vice President of the SBA-LG in Colorado and Hawaii. His recent endeavors include Business to Business management of the EMV compliance for Visa and Mastercard Nationally. PJ has been a featured speaker for several business and Universities on business management, Engineering Management and Executive Management in the USA and UK, on subjects from Aerospace Engineering, Long Term Flight Simulations to Robotic Theorems to MIT, and has consulted to UC Berkeley and NASA engineering. His New Host carer with WGSO Out and About in the Big Easy is new but exciting and now he has the opportunity to serve the New Orleans community with his passion and humor for everything New Orleans.

 

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Out and About in the Big Easy – Jan 26th, 2017

Out and About in the Big Easy – Jan 26th, 2017

Welcome to Out & About in the Big Easy with hosts, Chef Kevin Belton and P.J. LaRive. Today’s special guests are Vitrice McMurray from the Rhino Gallery in the Shops on Canal Place http://rhinocrafts.com/gallery. Kelly Fouchi, Director of Billy Elliot at Rivertown in Kenner.  http://www.rivertowntheaters.com/ Peggy Scott Laborde from WYES and host of THE 2017 REX […]

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Out and About in the Big Easy 1-19-17

Out and About in the Big Easy 1-19-17

Welcome to Out & About in the Big Easy with hosts Chef Kevin Belton and P.J. LaRive. On today’s show, New Orleans eclectic pop group, Nyce stop by.  Manny Radazzo from Randazzo’s King Cake Company talks with Chef Kevin and P.J. about their amazing King Cakes.  Seran Williams from the Krewe of Dames de Perlage […]

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Out & About in the Big Easy

Out & About in the Big Easy

Welcome to Out & About in the Big Easy with hosts Chef Kevin Belton  and P.J. LaRive. Today’s special guests are Gerald Ramsey (Mufasa from the Lion King at the Saenger),Cheryl Braud from the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, stops by to talk about Corsets and Cowboys benefit, as well as, Robin Barnes.

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Out and About in the Big Easy

Out and About in the Big Easy

Welcome to Out and About in the Big Easy with hosts Chef Kevin Belton and P.J. LaRive Today’s special guests are: Gerard Baronne from the New Orleans Glassblowing and Printmaking Studio about Glassworks,  Welcoming Master Sugar Scupltor, Sidney Galpern to Louisiana Sugar Cane Country from Jan 23rd – 26th.  http://neworleansglassworks.com/sugar-blowing/ Lula Elzy, the 2017 Lifetime […]

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Out & About in The Big Easy Dec 29 2016

Out & About in The Big Easy Dec 29 2016

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