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Dillard University Ray Charles Program Set To Host Chef Syrena Johnson

Written By L. Kasimu Harris | Communications and Marketing

DILLARD UNIVERSITY RAY CHARLES PROGRAM SET TO HOST CHEF SYRENA JOHNSONNEW ORLEANS – Syrena Johnson, a native New Orleanian and chef, will serve as the next Dr. Rudy Joseph Lombard: Black Hand in the Pot lecturer on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Johnson is a graduate of Liberty’s Kitchen culinary program, and a recipient of Chefs Move! The John Besh and Bride Mayor Scholarship, and is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. She also appeared on a ABC News special (2015) about the Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm” with Robin Roberts.


WHO: Johnson is a leading advocate and rising chef for young people in the culinary industry. She has cooked alongside John Besh in London and also returned to Liberty’s Kitchen as a chef instructor.


WHAT: Johnson will conduct a cooking demo and lecture about her journey from a fast food worker after Hurricane Katrina to chef stardom.


WHEN: September 7, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


WHERE: Dillard University Ray Charles Program Center

                 Professional Schools & Sciences Building  Rm. 112

                 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
                 New Orleans, La 70122

   (Seats are limited. FREE and Open to the Public)

   RSVP: or (504) 816-4091

Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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