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Emeril Lagasse is a noted American restaurateur, chef, a well-known television personality and also a cookbook author

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BirthdayOctober 15, 1959
NationalityAmerican
FamousRestaurateurs, Food Experts, Chefs, Writers
City/StateMassachusetts
SpousesAlden Lovelace (m. 2000), Elizabeth Kief (m. 1978–1986), Tari Hohn (m. 1989–1996)
SiblingsDelores Lagasse, Mark Lagasse
Known asEmeril John Lagassé III
Childrens Emeril John Lagasse IV, Jessica Lagasse, Jillian Lagasse, Meril Lovelace Lagasse
Universities
  • Johnson & Wales University
Birth PlaceFall River, Massachusetts
ReligionCatholicism
Height171cm
GenderMale
FatherEmeril John Lagasse Jr.
MotherHilda Lagasse
Sun SignLibra
Born inFall River, Massachusetts
Famous asChef, Restaurateur
Socials

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Who is Emeril Lagasse?

Emeril Lagasse is a noted American restaurateur, chef, a well-known television personality and also a cookbook author. He is a specialist at Cajun and Creole cuisine and also known for his self-developed cooking method namely ‘New New Orleans’ style. Emeril is a regular personality on TV cooking shows including many appearances on long-running cooking programs on the popular ‘Food Network’. He found his fondness for cooking at a young age when he was working in a bakery and following that passion he joined a culinary arts program. After graduation, he began his career as an Executive Chef, and within the span of a few years, he opened his restaurant. His recipes were also a part of the meal selection for astronauts of the ‘International Space Station’. At present, he owns twelve restaurants across Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, and New Orleans. He also a knack for acting, and other than hosting cookery shows and presiding over competitions has done a few guest appearances in drama series and other related programs. Till date, the star chef has authored nineteen cookbooks; the latest one published around three years back.

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Childhood & Early Life

Emeril Lagasse was born on October 15, 1959, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Emeril John Lagasse, Jr, and Hilda Medeiros. He is of French-Canadian ethnicity from his father’s side and of Portuguese ethnicity from his mother’s side.

The passion for cooking began all at home at a young age when he imbibed the art of food preparation from his mother, Hilda. Soon he was seen mastering bakery skills at a Portuguese bakery where he worked as a teenager.

Upon completing high school studies, Lagasse joined the elite Johnson and Wales University, in 1978, to pursue his passion, which earned him lucrative offers from classic restaurants in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.

To broaden his culinary skills he travelled to Lyon and Paris, France, from where he picked up the art of standard French cuisine. Soon after, he joined the renowned ‘Commander’s Palace’ in 1982, as the Executive Chef and served there for almost eight years.

Career

After serving at the Commander’s Palace, Emeril Lagasse decided to set up his first restaurant named ‘Emeril’s’, in 1990, in New Orleans, which was followed by ‘NOLA’ restaurant two years hence.

In 1995, Lagasse started the ‘Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House’ in Las Vegas, inspired by his ‘New New Orleans’ cooking style.

In 1998, Lagasse set up another eatery, ‘Delmonico’, in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. A year on, he added two other to the chain of his restaurants including one at the Universal Studios CityWalk and another at Las Vegas.

On June 8, 2000, Lagasse stepped into the domain of grocery products with a deal with B&G Foods, introducing a wide range of dry grocery items – pasta sauces, salsas, marinades under the brand ‘Emeril’s’.

’Emeril’s Gourmet Produce’ introduced in 2004, is another among his brands of fresh food items offering fresh herbs, mix salad blends, and heirloom tomatoes, exclusively prepared by Pride of San Juan

He expanded his eatery business further and opened ‘Emeril’s Chop House’ on May 22, 2009 at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania and a few months later, he opened ‘Lagasse’s Stadium’; a sports entertainment zone coupled with a restaurant.

In 2016, he opened, ‘Emeril’s Fish House’, his third restaurant at Sands Bethlehem. At present, he is the proprietor of 12 restaurants across the United States, with the most recent one opened in Florida.

Awards & Achievements

His hard work and zeal for mastering culinary skills have earned him several accolades including critical acclaims and best ratings; making his restaurants a top choice for food lovers across America.

The ‘Emeril’s’ restaurant won the first of many recognitions way back in 1990 when it was awarded the Restaurant of the Year’ in ‘Esquire’ Magazine‘ by John Mariani.

In 1991, the James Beard Foundation awarded him the title of ‘Best Southeast Regional Chef’.

His commitment and culinary expertise led him to win the ‘Executive of the Year’ award by Restaurants & Institutions magazine in 2004.

The ‘Food Network’s’; South Beach and Wine Festival rewarded him with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, in 2009, for his contributions to the culinary industry.

The ‘James Beard Foundation’ acknowledged Lagasse’s contributions to enhancing culinary arts in America and his charitable efforts by awarding him the coveted title ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ in 2013.

Cookbooks

He has penned down 19 best-selling cookbooks. The newest one being the ‘Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen’ launched in 2015.

Some of his other coveted works include ‘New New Orleans Cooking’, ‘Emeril’s TV Dinners’, ‘Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup!: Recipes for the Kid in Everyone’. ‘Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude’.

TV Appearances

He is a popular figure in the TV industry with over two thousand appearances on ‘Food Network’s’ shows and is also the food correspondent for ‘ABC’ program ‘Good Morning America’.

In 1996, Lagasse showed his acting skills on ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’; an animated parody talk show in which he acted as a chef preparing meals for the fictional character ‘Space Ghost’.

In 2009, he joined ‘Top Chef’ as a judge and had several appearances on the show as a guest judge too.

Amazon launched a documentary series, ‘Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse’, in September 2016, featuring Emeril Lagasse and other eminent chefs, in which they embarked on food-fueled global exploration to discover popular food movements and local culinary traditions.

Personal Life & Legacy

Emeril Lagasse’s first marriage was to Elizabeth Kief in 1978. The marriage lasted eight years and the couple had two children together.

He married Tari Hohn a fashion designer in 1989. This marriage lasted seven years before they divorced in 1996.

On May 13, 2000, he married Alden Lovelace; a real estate broker. He has two children from this third marriage; a son named Emeril John Lagasse IV and a daughter; Meril Lovelace Lagasse.

Philanthropic Works

His foundation named the ‘Emeril Lagasse Foundation’ established in 2002; supports economically disadvantaged children in pursuing educational interests. The ‘Emeril Lagasse Foundation’ offers support to educational initiatives for children and till date has granted around $6 million for children’s projects.

Trivia

Emeril is a talented percussionist and even earned a full scholarship to study music which he turned down to pursue cooking.

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Emeril Lagasse biography timelines

  • // 15th Oct 1959
    Emeril Lagasse was born on October 15, 1959, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Emeril John Lagasse, Jr, and Hilda Medeiros. He is of French-Canadian ethnicity from his father’s side and of Portuguese ethnicity from his mother’s side.
  • // 1978
    Upon completing high school studies, Lagasse joined the elite Johnson and Wales University, in 1978, to pursue his passion, which earned him lucrative offers from classic restaurants in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
  • // 1978
    Emeril Lagasse’s first marriage was to Elizabeth Kief in 1978. The marriage lasted eight years and the couple had two children together.
  • // 1982
    To broaden his culinary skills he travelled to Lyon and Paris, France, from where he picked up the art of standard French cuisine. Soon after, he joined the renowned ‘Commander’s Palace’ in 1982, as the Executive Chef and served there for almost eight years.
  • // 1989
    He married Tari Hohn a fashion designer in 1989. This marriage lasted seven years before they divorced in 1996.
  • // 1990
    After serving at the Commander’s Palace, Emeril Lagasse decided to set up his first restaurant named ‘Emeril’s’, in 1990, in New Orleans, which was followed by ‘NOLA’ restaurant two years hence.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, the James Beard Foundation awarded him the title of ‘Best Southeast Regional Chef’.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, Lagasse started the ‘Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House’ in Las Vegas, inspired by his ‘New New Orleans’ cooking style.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, Lagasse showed his acting skills on ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’; an animated parody talk show in which he acted as a chef preparing meals for the fictional character ‘Space Ghost’.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, Lagasse set up another eatery, ‘Delmonico’, in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. A year on, he added two other to the chain of his restaurants including one at the Universal Studios CityWalk and another at Las Vegas.
  • // 2000
    On June 8, 2000, Lagasse stepped into the domain of grocery products with a deal with B&G Foods, introducing a wide range of dry grocery items – pasta sauces, salsas, marinades under the brand ‘Emeril’s’.
  • // 2000
    On May 13, 2000, he married Alden Lovelace; a real estate broker. He has two children from this third marriage; a son named Emeril John Lagasse IV and a daughter; Meril Lovelace Lagasse.
  • // 2002
    His foundation named the ‘Emeril Lagasse Foundation’ established in 2002; supports economically disadvantaged children in pursuing educational interests. The ‘Emeril Lagasse Foundation’ offers support to educational initiatives for children and till date has granted around $6 million for children’s projects.
  • // 2004
    ’Emeril’s Gourmet Produce’ introduced in 2004, is another among his brands of fresh food items offering fresh herbs, mix salad blends, and heirloom tomatoes, exclusively prepared by Pride of San Juan
  • // 2004
    His commitment and culinary expertise led him to win the ‘Executive of the Year’ award by Restaurants & Institutions magazine in 2004.
  • // 2009
    He expanded his eatery business further and opened ‘Emeril’s Chop House’ on May 22, 2009 at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania and a few months later, he opened ‘Lagasse’s Stadium’; a sports entertainment zone coupled with a restaurant.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he joined ‘Top Chef’ as a judge and had several appearances on the show as a guest judge too.
  • // 2015
    He has penned down 19 best-selling cookbooks. The newest one being the ‘Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen’ launched in 2015.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, he opened, ‘Emeril’s Fish House’, his third restaurant at Sands Bethlehem. At present, he is the proprietor of 12 restaurants across the United States, with the most recent one opened in Florida.
  • // 2016
    Amazon launched a documentary series, ‘Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse’, in September 2016, featuring Emeril Lagasse and other eminent chefs, in which they embarked on food-fueled global exploration to discover popular food movements and local culinary traditions.

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  • What is Emeril Lagasse birthday?

    Emeril Lagasse was born at 1959-10-15

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    Emeril Lagasse was born in Fall River, Massachusetts

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    Emeril Lagasse's nationalities is American

  • Who is Emeril Lagasse spouses?

    Emeril Lagasse's spouses is Alden Lovelace (m. 2000), Elizabeth Kief (m. 1978–1986), Tari Hohn (m. 1989–1996)

  • Who is Emeril Lagasse siblings?

    Emeril Lagasse's siblings is Delores Lagasse, Mark Lagasse

  • Who is Emeril Lagasse childrens?

    Emeril Lagasse's childrens is Emeril John Lagasse IV, Jessica Lagasse, Jillian Lagasse, Meril Lovelace Lagasse

  • What was Emeril Lagasse universities?

    Emeril Lagasse studied at Johnson & Wales University

  • What is Emeril Lagasse's religion?

    Emeril Lagasse's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Emeril Lagasse?

    Emeril Lagasse's height is 171

  • Who is Emeril Lagasse's father?

    Emeril Lagasse's father is Emeril John Lagasse Jr.

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    Emeril Lagasse's mother is Hilda Lagasse

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