CulinaryCorps on CHOW and SuGoodSweets
June 27, 2007, 8:23 am
Filed under: June '07 Trip, Press

We couldn’t have asked for a better overview from CHOW or a more heartfelt post from Jessica of SuGoodSweets.  Both pieces have been wonderful ways to spread the word about CulinaryCorps (in fact, Jessica’s post was picked up by Serious Eats), and more importantly, the work that is left to be done in NOLA.


Time to Reflect
June 12, 2007, 7:24 pm
Filed under: June '07 Trip, Press

When we’re in the throes of a trip, it is often hard to find the down time to chronicle the experiences let alone reflect upon them. Many thanks to Kim O’Donnel for doing both so eloquently on her Washington Post blog, A Mighty Appetite. To read her take on our second trip to New Orleans, please click here.

And now it’s time for the rest of us to register what we witnessed and worked toward while we were down in New Orleans. In the end, this trip breathed life into a favorite Margaret Mead quote:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”.

Many thanks to each CulinaryCorps member for making a profound commitment to your industry, your country and yourselves. CulinaryCorps is indebted to your kindness of spirit and your generosity of service.

CulinaryCorps – The Sequel
May 30, 2007, 9:20 pm
Filed under: June '07 Trip

And we’re off for our second CulinaryCorps trip!

While we’re gone, why not treat yourself to…

An historic drink

A slightly odd take on the classic po’boy

And a traditional New Orleans icy treat.

We’ll be back on June 8th…until then, keep cool and stay hungry!

Words to live by on our June trip…
May 27, 2007, 1:29 pm
Filed under: June '07 Trip, Lagniappe

Can you guess the voice behind this quote?

“The whole point of going to New Orleans is to realize that you sleep when you’re dead. Eat as much as you possibly can, and then go out and eat some more. If you’re going to visit for a week, or a weekend, forget your diets, forget getting your beauty sleep, because it’s not going to happen.”

Click to find out who the NOLA sage is…

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And we have a winner!
May 15, 2007, 10:22 am
Filed under: Fundraising, June '07 Trip, News

A huge thank-you to everyone who made it out to last night’s “Red Beans and Rice” Fundraiser at DBA. Together with our on-line fundraising drive, we have raised quite a tidy sum which will be turned into project partner donations while we’re down in New Orleans from June 1-8.

The competition was fierce but friendly and in the end, the most traditional of all the entries pulled ahead.

Congratulations LR for winning the hearts and stomachs of our discerning judges. And even more thanks for sharing your secrets with us…ham hocks, starting the day before, Esposito’s handmade sausage and of course, love. Spoken like a true New Orleanian.

Enjoy your spoils…a class at ICE, a gift set from OXO and one of the best t-shirts we’ve ever seen. And for all of you who couldn’t join us but would like to contribute, visit our on-line fundraising page by clicking the icon below.

Thanks and see you at the Second Annual Red Beans and Rice Competition next year!

Mark Your Calendars For May 14th
April 30, 2007, 8:58 am
Filed under: Fundraising, June '07 Trip

You are cordially invited to be a guest judge at the…

Metro Three T-Shirt



Monday, May 14th from…

6pm-8pm at…

DBA New York (41 First Avenue).

$20 per person (tax-deductible). Includes…

A free beer…

A vote in the competition and

A chance to win some wicked cool door prizes like

Dinner for two at Houston’s and

Pickled okra.

So come enjoy the dish Louis Armstrong made famous and…

Sir Mix-a-lot made infamous.


CulinaryCorps and The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)
DBA New York, OXO, The Hillstone Group, Union Square Hospitality Group, ICE
The CulinaryCorps/ICE June Outreach Trip to New Orleans, LA
Elizabeth Pearce, Curator, The Southern Food and Beverage Museum

(T-shirt image courtesy of

CulinaryCorps Needs Your Help…Donate Today!
April 20, 2007, 3:55 pm
Filed under: Fundraising, June '07 Trip

Because our Corps members dedicate their time as well as their well-earned dollars ($300 to be exact) to participate on our outreach trips, we try to raise extra funds to buy donations for our project partners as well as create culinary student scholarships for those who cannot afford the fee.

Your donations DO make a difference.  Last trip’s fundraiser put 20 pounds of Orleans Coffee into Emergency Communities breakfast line-up, $250 dollars worth of seasonal produce into Edible Schoolyard’s Iron Chef Competition and 300 tasty french-toast samples into hungry mouths at Crescent City Farmers Market. 

Any amount is greatly appreciated!  Click on the button below and pass the word…