Chef Belton Surprises Hundreds Of Slidell Students With LA Rice History Lesson, WYES-TV Show Viewing

Chef Kevin Belton at Boyet Junior High School this morning

SLIDELL, LA – Chef Kevin Belton surprised hundreds of students this morning, creating a special day of learning with Louisiana history teacher Jamy Wood of Boyet Junior High School, 59295 Rebel Dr., in Slidell, Louisiana.

         Chef Belton is the host of the WYES-TV series “New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton,” which is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide; weekly host of WWL-TV cooking segments; author of "Kevin Belton’s Big Flavors of New Orleans"; and instructor at New Orleans School of Cooking. This spring, chef was asked to judge the nationwide “Create-TV Cooking Challenge.”

         This morning, Boyet Junior High’s Principal John Priola introduced surprise guest chef Belton, who talked to two groups of students about the history of Louisiana rice and introduced Episode 103 of his WYES-TV/PBS series “New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton,” which features rice dishes.

         Q&A sessions followed each TV show airing.

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For almost 60 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire the community, reps said. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation and the most utilized non-profit organization in the two states with as many as an half-million people using its broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week.


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