Chef John Folse receives lifetime achievement award

Chef John Folse honored with Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award

(WAFB) - Chef John Folse, who hosts Stirrin’ It Up on 9News at 5, was presented with a big honor Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Folse received the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement award from the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. There ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton on Canal Street in New Orleans.

The organization says it also honored his role as the ambassador of Louisiana culture to the world.

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Folse also just opened an eatery at the new terminal at Louis Armstrong airport. He says it embodies the taste of Louisiana cuisine.

“To be honored in a city that is known for its hospitality, known for its good food, known for the excitement of carnival and everything else, and to be thrown into that number so to speak is really mind-boggling and for me,” Folse said. “Certainly I know there is a lot of people that deserve it more than I do, but I’m really humbled to have it."

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