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March 2023 Education Event

March 21, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
MPI Gulf States
Phone: 561-243-3073

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Food & Culture - Why It Matters

We all love to eat, some of us more than others. And, in the world of meetings and events, food is one of the most important components of any program.

Food delivers great joy but is also responsible for creating connections among us. Our beliefs, ethnicity, individual cultures and heritage all become connected - and through the joy of sharing food, we express community and celebration.

No one can relate to and share this story better than Baton Rouge’s own, Jay Ducote. Jay is a chef, traveler, speaker, culinary personality, storyteller, and cultural gastronomist. Basically, he eats and drinks for a living,

Jay will share with us why food is so important, especially in our culture, and how we can possibly learn to appreciate it better.


  Jay Ducote

Jay Ducote

Chef | Traveler | Speaker | Culinary Personality | Story Teller | Cultural Gastronomist



Venue Details

The Hilton Capitol Center once again stands proud as it did when it was originally constructed in 1927 and called home by Huey Long. In a state where every man is a king and, in a building where the past becomes the present, the hotel blends both history and elegance. The historic Heidelberg and Capitol House Hotel have been fully restored to their former state of grandeur with over $70 million in renovations. Overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River and located in picturesque downtown Baton Rouge, the hotel is adjacent to the Shaw Center and the River Center Convention Center. It is also less than five minutes from the Louisiana State Capitol and three miles from Louisiana State University.

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