The Queen Baton Rouge Executive Chef Kevin Foil Named One of Louisiana’s Best Chefs 2024 by The American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 3, 2024 – Kevin Foil, who leads the culinary operations as executive chef of The Queen Baton Rouge, has been named one of Louisiana’s best chefs by The American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter (ACFNO). The culinary veteran will be honored at The American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter’s Best Chefs of Louisiana 2024 event on Monday, April 8 in New Orleans.

This is the second ACFNO Best Chefs recognition for Foil, who received the same honor in 2020. The Louisiana native is also in the running to earn the People’s Choice award at the Best Chefs event, where he’ll prepare and sample a Creole mustard and cane syrup-glazed center cut pork chop with four-cheese cracklin’ crusted macaroni, along with a toasted pecan bread pudding. Tickets are available for the event and may be purchased online here.

Chef Foil has been overseeing day-to-day operations and menu development for 1717 KITCHEN + COCKTAILS, The Queen Baton Rouge’s signature dining, drinking and entertainment destination, since it opened in August 2023. 1717 KITCHEN + COCKTAILS offers a twist on classic American favorites with an expansive menu of inventive sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, entrées, desserts and more. Spanning 5,200 square feet, 1717 offers a spacious dining room and bar with a stage for live music and other entertainment.

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