The Blue Runner Foods Creole Kitchen

Chef Frank Brigtsen

Blue Runner is excited to partner with renowned Chef Frank Brigtsen of New Orleans’ popular landmark, Brigtsen’s Restaurant.  Our goal is to bring you fun, interesting and useful information about our Creole cooking heritage, as well as demonstrate the many practical and easy ways that you can enjoy great Creole meals more often.

Chef Brigtsen is at the forefront of a new generation of New Orleans chefs who are revitalizing Louisiana Creole Cooking.  In 1988, Food & Wine named Frank one of “Top Ten Chefs”.  In 1994, he was chosen “Chef of the Year” in New Orleans Magazine’s annual poll of local chefs and restaurateurs.  He was also recipient of the coveted James Beard Award for “American Express Best Chef:  Southeast” in 1998. In 2012, Chef Frank received the prestigious Lafcadio Hearn Award from The John Folse Culinary Institute and was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Louisiana Restaurant Association.

Frank has dedicated his career to raising awareness and appreciation for Creole cooking, as well as educating others on authentic Creole foods and techniques.  His teaching involvement has touched very notable institutions, including The John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, The New Orleans Cooking Experience, the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), numerous local culinary outreach programs and now Blue Runner’s Creole Kitchen!  We are honored to have Chef Brigtsen recognize Blue Runner Foods as “Authentically Creole”, and welcome him to our Creole Kitchen.

 

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 1: Making a Roux

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 2: Steps for Making Delicious Bread Pudding

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 3: Making the Perfect Rice

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 4: Choosing Seafood

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 5: Cornbread with Chef Frank Brigsten

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 6: Olive Salad

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 7: The Perfect Fried Fish and Oysters

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 8: Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Red Beans

Creole Kitchen Web Series Episode 9: Smothered Pork Chops

Vegetable Chopping Techniques

Sausage-cooking Techniques