Top Chef Reconcile 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Top Chef Reconcile is an exciting cooking competition fundraiser benefiting Cafe Reconcile. Six teams comprised of a Reconcile program alum, a homecook fundraiser, and a professional chef will each plan and prepare a unique dish featuring a secret ingredient.

Teams will be judged both by a culinary panel as well as by attendees on presentation, taste, incorporation of ingredient, and - most importantly - funds raised both before and at the event! 

All proceeds from the event will help Reconcile support students and alumni who are working hard to find stability and self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

5:30 pm Patron Party $125 per ticket

6:30 pm General Admission $75 per ticket

Dress: Cocktail Casual

Complimentary valet parking - open bar - limited vegetarian options 

Special thanks to our lead corporate sponsor, Capital One Bank .

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2018 Top Chef Reconcile Teams

Click on a team name to navigate to their fundraising page.


Team 1: Team YaKaMein        

Chef Linda Green, The YaKaMein Lady

Karen DeBlieux, Capital One Bank

Shania Washington, Creole House / 2017 Reconcile Graduate

Team 2: NOLA Spice Girls 

Chef Lenora Chong, Morrow’s

Ann Duplessis, Liberty Bank

Irvian Bakare, Café Reconcile Catering / 2013 Reconcile Graduate

Team 3: No More Mr. Rice Guy

Chef Jason Lambert, Toups South

Lee Reid, Adams & Reese LLP

Delvin Davis, Mahoney’s Po-Boys / 2014 Reconcile Graduate

Team 4: Jack of All Trades

Chef Rita Bernhardt, Domenica

Jack Saux, Engel & Volkers

Chris Okorie, Martin’s Wine Cellar / 2009 Reconcile Graduate

Team 5: Creole Chef Trio

Chef Corey Jacobs, The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Liz Creel, Park View Historic Hotel

Duane Shelley, Café Reconcile / 2012 Reconcile Graduate

Team 6: NO Limits Chefs 

Chef Edgar "Dook" Chase IV, Dook’s Place

Ursula Rochon, The Color Gallery

Mike Jones, Creole Gardens / 2014 Reconcile Graduate

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Cafe Reconcile's Mission

Reconcile New Orleans transforms the lives of young adults (ages 16-24) and the community through the ministry of reconciliation.

We do this by encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, promoting entrepreneurship, working with businesses, nonprofits and people of faith to support this transformation, and building strong communities through community economic development.

To learn more about Cafe Reconcile, click here.