Chef Carolyn

Chef Carolyn

Saturday - 11:00AM

Born in Louisiana and raised in Texas, Carolyn picked up most of her culinary skills from her mother, Angelina Zeno and grandmothers, all of whom were Creoles (French speaking African-Americans). She has a passion for cooking and sharing healthy ways to modify "Traditional Creole & Cajun Dishes.” Over the years Chef Carolyn has owned Creole restaurants in Atlanta and Houston.  She is also a manners and etiquette consultant for at risk youth, in association with Dickie Brennan’s Tableau Restaurant of New Orleans. Carolyn is most recognized locally for her cooking demonstrations on KLFY-TV10’s show, “Passe Partout.” She is also a Demonstrator for a series of cooking shows on EHOW and she has a cooking DVD on How to make Gumbo as well.  In addition, Chef Carolyn is co-author of  "34 Ways To Be A Lady And A Gentleman" an etiquette book which focuses on self-respect, motivation, and manners.

Festival Countdown



Tweet Ticker

Festival Twitter

  1. @essencefest: Our condolences go out to Common for the loss of his father.
  2. @essencefest: Props to Denise Bidot, the first plus size Latina model on the runway of NYFashion Week!
  3. @essencefest: Double Q: Queen Latifah and Quincy Jones at the premiere of "Keep On Keepin' On" in Los Angeles.
  4. @essencefest: Red Carpet Cool: Alfre Woodard at NBC & Vanity Fair's 2014-2015 TV Season Event in West Hollywood.
  5. @essencefest: What's your fav look from our hair crush @KELLYROWLAND? See our top 10 here
  6. @essencefest: Morning Music: No one can do it the way you do - let Kelly Rowland and Eve remind you!
  7. @essencefest: Sharp Dressed Man! Tyson Beckford at the Courvoisier Launches Exceptional Journey Campaign in New York City.
  8. @essencefest: Ready to Party: Michael B. Jordan at a VIP Pre-Fight party in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Festival Promotions

Festival Text Alerts

Sign up for mobile text alerts to be one of the first to know how we'll celebrate in 2014 with the biggest and best Festival to date!

Text Alerts