About BRES

Who is the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society?

Culinary experience for a cause 

Making Baton Rouge children healthy one Fête at a time.

Fête du Vin

Fête Rouge
Grace "Mama" Marino
Lifetime achievement
award dinner

Fête Rouge food and wine Fête

To enrich the culinary culture for the Capital Area Community while raising funds for childhood nutrition initiatives, educational programs and scholarships. 

BRES is a 501(c)3 presented by the best culinary professionals in the capital area including chefs, restauranteurs, food suppliers and wine purveyors. 

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Support Baton Rouge Epicurean Society:

2018 Board of directors

Lisa Boudreaux-Lecoq, President
The Gilded Artichoke Catering

William Wells, Past President
Culinary Productions

Brian Dykes, President-Elect
Bin 77 Bistro and Side Bar

Jim Albert, Secretary
Purveyors of Fine Wines

Kelly Firesheets, Treasurer

Gino Marino, Gino's Restaurant

John P. Wolff, III, Keogh Cox

Jim Urdiales, Mestizo Restaurant



Scott Callais*
Kevin Kimball*
Justin McDonald*
Jason Johnson
Dori Murvin*
Bret Smith
Tom Tanner

Bruce Attinger, Walk-Ons
Billy Berger, B & B Stafftenders, B & B Event Rentals, Bergerverre
Don Bergeron, Bergeron's City Market
Bryan Calvert, Mystic Vines
Chip Chesteen, Chesteen & Associates LLC
Mickey Freiberg*, Capitol City Produce
Jimmy Gould, Printing Tech
Stephen Hightower, City Pork
Kenny Kleinpeter, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, L.L.C.
Jeremy Langlois, Chef Folse & Co.
Angela Lowther-Walker, Republic National Distributing Company
Bret Smith, Republic National Distributing Company
Meghann Young, Juban's Restaurant, Inc.


Heather Kleinpeter, Cane Land Distillery
Jeff Meyers, Sysco

*Past Presidents