New Orleans Chefs Once Again Gather to Cook Thousands of Meals for Disaster Victims

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Chef Amy Sins of Langois, local chefs and restaurant team members will come together at Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday September 19 to cook thousands of meals for victims of Hurricane Florence.

Chef Amy Sins of Langlois, local chefs and restaurant team members have come together yet again with the ingredients, expertise and manpower necessary to prepare thousands of meals. These meals will be distributed to Florence impacted communities as they rebuild their homes and lives.

The cooking event will begin at 8:00 a.m. September 19, 2018 and conclude approximately 4:00 p.m. Local restaurant teams will begin arriving at 8 a.m. and will work throughout the day.

“We’re thrilled to see the immediate and overwhelming offers of support,” Sins said. “Every storm and disaster is different and the impact from this storm is staggering. Louisiana is familiar with the challenges of flooding and we wanted to offer our support”

Team members from Langlois, Cochon, Appoline, The Joint, Coquette, Hole Mole Tacos, GW Fins, The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the Dickie Brennan’s Family of restaurants will join chefs from around New Orleans to produce thousands of hot meals – prepping the meats, preparing sides and sauces, and bagging, boxing sorting and organizing to get them ready for delivery in the Carolinas.

“We know our team can’t do this until everyone is recovered, so we want to partner with an organization who can continue to make a difference in the months and years to come,” Chef Sins said. “Second Harvest Food Bank is that organization.”

“We’re honored to once again be able to offer our 8,500 square-foot kitchen to help those in need,” said Susan Goss, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank’s Community Kitchen. “So many times others from around the country have helped Louisiana in our time of need, and we’re grateful to be able to return the favor.”

Note: Chef Amy Sins of Langlois and Susan Goss of Second Harvest Food Bank will be available for interviews.

About Langlois and Chef Amy Sins (
Founded by chef Amy Sins in 2012, Langlois ( was designed first as an interactive dining/open kitchen restaurant in the Marigny before becoming the traveling culinary entertainment group it is today. Langlois is a tribute to her roots, combining Sins’ pure love of dinner party style entertaining and Louisiana culture with authentic New Orleans culinary experiences. A resident of the French Quarter, Sins is the author of author of “Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family & Food after Katrina” and the host of “New Orleans by Mouth,” a weekly radio program on WRBH 88.3 FM. Twitter and Instagram @chefamysins @langloisnola

To follow the efforts of the krewe of cooks, please visit the Facebook page at

About Second Harvest Food Bank:
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to more than 700 community partners across 23 parishes. Together, we make up the largest charitable anti-hunger network in the state. With help from our communities, we can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America, and a United Way partner agency. To join us in the fight to end hunger, please visit or follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @2ndHarvestGNOA.

Participating chefs and restaurants-

Kristen Essig

Michael Shelton

Tenny Flynn
GW Fins

Natasha Clement
Sophisticated Southern Plates

Anastasia Karson
Nunez Community College Culinary Collection Club

Kyle Coppinger
Cochon Restaurant

Katy Eichert
Hole Mole Tacos

Jyl Benson
Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Amy Sins

Matt Bordelon
The Joint BBQ

Chad Mesa

Adrien Martin
Mosquito Supper Club

Chefs from the Dickie Brennan’s Family of Restaurants

Jean-Paul Lavallee
Oak Crest Mansion Inn
Pass Christian Mississippi

Chris Trevisan
Vintage Court
Covington, LA

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