ESSENCE Eats


HOURS OF OPERATION
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Jul 2, 2017, 6:00 PM CDT

In New Orleans, there’s one thing you won’t need - your diet! Take a seat by the ESSENCE® Eats stage as you indulge in amazing food from our food vendors, socialize with festival-goers and watch live demonstrations by celebrity and New Orleans’ chefs of their speciality dishes. If learning how to make N’Awlins cuisine favorites like shrimp & grits, crawfish etoufeé, gumbo, let ESSENCE® Eats entertain you.

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SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES


Tiffanie Barriere


Chef Rod


Chef Debra Peek-Haynes


Mia X


Chef Huda


Jocelyn Delk Adams


Ericka 'Chef Diva' Lassair


Chef Melissa Hinton
 
 




FRIDAY
11:30 AM Expo Stage WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
with Host Carla Ferrell
11:35 AM Expo Stage FAMILY FOOD TRIVIA

12:00 PM Expo Stage Shrimp & Grits
with Chef Melissa Hinton
1:05 PM Expo Stage Homemade Ice Cream
with Grandbaby Cakes
2:10 PM Expo Stage Louisiana Style Cajun Pasta with Fried Mushrooms
with Chef Guelila Fornetti - The Vegan Chef
3:00 PM Expo Stage Durban Sponsor Moment

SATURDAY
11:30 AM Expo Stage WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
with Host Carla Ferrell
11:40 AM Expo Stage Crab Boil Dirty Rice and Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms
with Chef Diva Lassair
12:30 PM Expo Stage Surf & Turf Stew, Crawfish & Shrimp
with Mia X Featuring Master P
2:10 PM Expo Stage DAY & NIGHT DRINKS
with Tiffanie Barriere - The Drinking Coach
3:00 PM Expo Stage Durban Sponsor Moment

SUNDAY
11:30 AM Expo Stage WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
with Host Carla Ferrell
11:35 AM Expo Stage FAMILY FOOD TRIVIA

12:00 PM Expo Stage Succulent Soulful Greens
with Chef Debra Peek-Haynes
1:05 PM Expo Stage Demonstration
with Chef Huda
2:10 PM Expo Stage Crabby Pattie Crab Cakes
with Chef Rod
3:00 PM Expo Stage Durban Sponsor Moment

 
PHOTO RECAP

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Carl Lynch, Johnny Jones, David Willems, Bennett Raglin, J.R. Thomason, Aaron Thornton, Chris Mitchell, Kim LaGrue, Danielle Miles, NuBuzz Photos/Johnny Nunez, Yolanda Smith, Andi Rice, Randy Jones, Mary Fehr, Walik Goshorn, Gus Bennett, Sasha Matthews, Omika Williams, Tyler Kaufman, PictureGroup, Liquid Soul Media/Nick Nelson.
 
 
 


Festival-goers sample food from Charleston Gourmet Burger Company, one of Walmart’s suppliers
 
 


Attendees stop by the Smirnoff photobooth in the VIP All Access Lounge.


Festival-goers line up to enjoy the daily Smirnoff Happy Hour in the ESSENCE Eats area.
 
 


Attendee enjoys an Original Moscow Mule from the Smirnoff Moscow Mule Truck in the VIP All Access Lounge.
 
 


Attendees toast to the ‘Good Life’ at the Smirnoff Day Party.


Consumers ordering Smirnoff specialty cocktails at the Smirnoff Day Party.
 
 


Gold Peak’s backyard bliss quenches the thirst of festival-goers with their signature iced tea in a variety of delicious flavors.
 
 
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