The WYES Chef Paul Prudhomme Tribute Dinner presented by First NBC Bank will pay homage to one of America’s best-known chefs on Friday, June 3, at Purloo, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an open bar, specialty cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.

At 7:30 p.m., a four-course menu created by chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo will offer his twist on Prudhomme-inspired dishes complete with edible centerpieces.

Guests will watch a video paean from Prudhomme’s close friends, family and colleagues. Restaurateur Ralph Brennan and others will speak in person about their legendary friend.

Tickets are $250 per person and valet parking is complimentary by GoPark.

WYES Culinary Customs attendees on Saturday, June 4, will learn techniques, tips and the history behind different cuisines while enjoying fare from some of the area’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists in a series of unique cooking demonstrations.

The all-day event is set for the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB), 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans. Seating is limited inside the commissary kitchen.

Chefs include Paul Miller, Kevin Belton, Anna Nguyen, Ryan Hughes, Tom Ramsey and Adolfo Garcia.

Also on the program is mixologist Carmine Potenza. Craft cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tickets are $35 per person for each cooking demonstration, which includes a sample of the dish, Abita beer and specialty cocktails.

Guests can purchase a “passport” for $125, giving access to all six demonstrations.

For tickets and details on both culinary events, visit or call (504) 486-5511, ext. 200. You must be 21 to attend. All proceeds benefit the New Orleans PBS station.