Chef Philippe Parola has over 30 years experience of active service in the culinary profession. He has successfully developed business resources through creative cuisine skills, management techniques, and marketing campaigns, and he has a long list of award winning achievements and professional accomplishments on both national and international levels. Chef Philippe Parola is now focused on food operations consulting and educating consumers on eating healthy while cooking at home. He has also launched a crusade to help stabilize our natural environment while developing a human consumption market for invasive and nuisance species such as: Alligator, Wild Boar, Snow Geese and especially Asian carp (See Related Links in the menu above). Download a PDF of Chef Philippe Parola's Profile or scroll down for more details.
Culinary Arts & Management Degree, 1975
Institute of Culinary Art - Avermes, France
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Chef Philippe has previously owned and operated French Fine Dining and Casual Dining restaurants for 26 years.
Consultant for A La Carte Food Processing: recipe development for food products such as soups, entrees, and sauces since 1984
Successfully developed Chef Philippe Demi-Glaze Sauces for the wholesale market - Chef Philippe's Demi-Glaze is #1 in quality, taste, and price
Consultant for the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office: development of recipes international marketing strategies from 1988 -2003
Consultant for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries: game and fish recipe development and marketing since 1983 including black tip shark, alligator meat, nutria meat, and Asian carp.
Chef Philippe Parola in Print: Featured Chef, INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD LEADER (magazine), New York Times, Los Angels Time, Gaishuko (Japanese Magazine), China Post, Taiwan News, Paris Express, Gourment World Magazine, Cooking Light Magazine, The New Yorker, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and many others.
Chef Philippe Parola on Television: Featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, Natural Geographic, PBS, France 2, Fuji, Animal Planet (Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers series), ESPN, Food Network (Extreme Cuisine with Jefff Corwin), and BBC.
Silver Plate National Award, Chaine des Rotisseur, 1988
Best French Continental Restaurant, LOUISIANA LIFE MAGAZINE, 1988 to 1990.
Presidential Medallion, U.S. Presidents Alumni Dinner Inauguration, 1993
Title of Commandeur de la Commanderie des Cordon Bleu de France, 1997.
Represented the United States at FOODEX International, Tokyo, Japan; Paris, France; and Frankfurt, Germany 1988 to 1994.
Founding Member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), 1983.
Les Toques Blanches International, 1984.
Honorary Member of Japan Chef Association (1999) Honorary Member of Qubec Chef Association (1997)
Chef Parola’s Culinary Institute
Licensed in 1994
by LA Department of Education
Certified Executive Chef
Brevet Professional in Hotellerie Food and Beverage
Chef Philippe Parola is fluent in English, French, and Italian.