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. 

DONATE to bres

Support Baton Rouge Epicurean Society:

2017 Board of directors

William Wells, President
Culinary Productions

Dori Murvin*, Past President
Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar

Lisa Boudreaux-Lecoq, President-Elect
The Gilded Artichoke Catering

Brian Dykes, Secretary/Treasurer
Bin 77 Bistro and Side Bar

Gino Marino, Gino's Restaurant

John P. Wolff, III, Keogh Cox

Melissa Parmelee, interim admin



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

Jim Albert, Purveyors of Fine Wines
Bruce Attinger, Walk-Ons
Billy Berger, B & B Stafftenders, B & B Event Rentals, Bergerverre
Don Bergeron, Bergeron's City Market
Scott Callais*, Juban's Restaurant, Inc.
Bryan Calvert, Mystic Vine
Chip Chesteen, Chesteen & Associates LLC
Kelly Firesheets, Heartland
Mickey Freiberg*, Capitol City Produce
Jimmy Gould, Printing Tech
Stephen Hightower, City Pork Hospitality Group
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
Jim Urdiales, Mestizo Restaurant
Meghann Young, Juban's Restaurant, Inc.
Craig Vitrano

*Past Presidents