Support NOCHI Today

For 300 years, New Orleans has turned out some of the most beloved flavors, restaurants, and chefs—so, in a way, NOCHI is 300 years in the making. Our mission is to provide a seat at the table for all people seeking to develop their culinary passion. We provide a space where aspiring professionals, locals, and visitors from around the world can study the techniques to great cooking and the elements that have defined New Orleans’ unique brand of hospitality—right in the heart of the city.

With your support, the next generations of this industry’s talent and leadership will be developed. A contribution to New Orleans’ own top-notch culinary school is a vote of confidence in our students and their limitless potential. Please join us in setting a new standard for the future of culinary training and education. Thank you for your generosity!

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Match Challenge

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has generously pledged to match every capital gift to NOCHI, up to $250,000. From now until our grand opening this spring, the foundation will match donations up to $250,000, dollar-for-dollar. Make your gift go twice as far.

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Donations by Mail or Phone

If you would like to donate to NOCHI by mail, please send your donation to the following address:

725 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

To donate directly, please contact Colleen Connor at 504-635-0012 or

Ways to Give

Your support keeps NOCHI cooking. There are so many more ways to give, including sponsorships, scholarships, bequests, and memorials & tributes.

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