Louisiana chef Lola Kripper has won the 2017 American Culinary Society’s National Restaurant Chef of the Year award.
She was the recipient of the 2017 Chef of The Year award, which was presented by the American Culinatural Society’s President and Founder, Mark Biermann.
Kripper, who has been a chef for more than a decade in Louisiana, is considered the best chef in the state, the A.C.S. said in a statement.
“Her work is deeply rooted in Louisiana cuisine and is deeply appreciated by her peers and family,” it added.
Kris Kring, the president and chief executive officer of the A,C.s. said the award recognizes “the outstanding leadership, vision and dedication that have enabled Louisianans to create a truly great cuisine in this state.”
Louisiana is the most diverse state in the country and a true culinary powerhouse.
This award recognizes that.
It also honors our state’s food heritage and history,” Kring said.
Kring added that the A.,C.
will recognize the winners at a dinner in October at the White House in Washington, D.C., where the A is also hosting the first-ever National Restaurant Cookbook Awards.