Inspire Mentor Enable

Emeril Lagasse Foundation seeks to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education.

Since 2015, we have given over



to children’s charities to support culinary, nutrition & arts programs.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Grants $500,000 to Build Emeril’s Culinary Garden and Teaching Kitchen at Ochsner Discovery School

Construction of Dr. John Ochsner Discovery’s new campus will be complete this summer and ready for students in August 2021.

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What excited me the most was being able to start planting something and seeing it grow over time. Then, we were able to eat it afterward, or serve it to others, telling the story of what they were eating.

Watch Sophia's Story

I love cooking because I love to learn about the food and the culture.

Watch Tess' Story

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The Emeril Lagasse Foundation welcomes donations of any denomination from individual donors or corporations who support our mission.

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Funds raised at our spring and fall fundraising events support our mission.

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