Second Harvest Hosts Notable Local Chefs To Cook Meals For Hurricane Harvey Relief

HARAHAN, LA – Second Harvest Food Bank’s Community Kitchen, 700 Edwards Ave., in Harahan, will host a group of notable chefs today, Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 6, to prepare food for Louisianans and Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.

         The group of chefs, coordinated by Amy Sins, owner and chef at Langlois and leader of the New Orleans Cooks – Information & Volunteer Network for Louisiana Flood & Disaster Outreach, will join Second Harvest Community Kitchen director Chef Susan Goss, kitchen staff and dedicated regular kitchen volunteers from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

          “Once again, Amy has gathered a group of New Orleans’ most notable chefs to prepare meals for those affected by a natural disaster,” says Chef Susan Goss. “We are thrilled to host these chefs in our own 8,500-square foot production kitchen to prepare meals for victims of Harvey’s devastation. We are preparing some of our New Orleans favorites to send with our love and support.”

         The chefs will prepare 500 servings each of these local dishes:


• Red beans and rice

• Roasted pork loin with sausage-bread dressing and pork gravy

• Chicken Creole with brown rice

• Beef stew

• Cushaw squash gratin

• Banana bread pudding

• More dishes possible as more donated food is collected at Second Harvest and the chefs’ locations.


         “The New Orleans culinary community is happy to partner with Second Harvest again to give back to our friends in Southwest Louisiana,” said Chef Sins. “We hope that through our ‘home-cooked’ meals, we can provide some sustenance and comfort to all who are starting to rebuild their homes and lives, and we send them with love from New Orleans.”

         Chefs scheduled to cook this week include:


Tuesday, Sept. 5, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

• Jyl Benson – Southern Food and Beverage Museum & Food Writer

• Rachel Lambert – Toast Restaurant

• Brandon Blackwell – Elysian Seafood

• Lindy Brown – Mande’s

• Sarah Manosharc

• Alex Del Castillo – Taceaux Loceaux

• Jason Goodenough and two chefs – Carrollton Market

• Chefs with the Ralph Brennan Group

• Angela Palazzo

• Kimisha Sawyer – Clean Course Meals

• Kelly Gibbons and an additional chef – Blue Crab


Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• Scott Gold, food writer

• Ashley Gold

• Colin Pound – Emeril’s NOLA

• Liz Lund

• Raquel Oliviera – Rue 127

• Whiton Paine – Whits for Dinner

• Maribeth Del Castillo – Taceaux Loceaux

• Michael Shelton – Appoline

• Octavio Ycaza – former chef at Booty’s

• Sue Doty and an additional chef

• Helen Freund

• Chefs with the Ralph Brennan Group

• Gabe Hirt – Domenica


         Second Harvest will continue to accept donations of food and supplies at its Elmwood and Lafayette warehouses and its partner agency, the Northshore Food Bank.

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