Episode 22

Chefs Emeril and E.J. Lagasse: the moment Emeril knew his son E.J. had “it” in the kitchen (S9/Ep.22)

Published on: 13th December, 2023

For the season finale, we welcome father/son duo, Chefs Emeril and E.J. Lagasse. Emeril recently handed over the reins of his flagship restaurant, Emeril’s, to his 20 year old son.

In this episode, Emeril and E.J. discuss their paths into the culinary world, including the moment E.J. knew he was ready to follow his father’s footsteps in the culinary world…and how that talk went with his mom and dad. Emeril shares his thoughts about E.J.'s vision for the restaurant’s reopening, which include new versions of Emeril classics (no pressure!). 

This year, the family will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, an organization that seeks to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their full potential via culinary, nutrition & arts education. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chefs Emeril and E.J. Lagasse.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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