Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Minority residents of the Greater New Orleans area who have their high school diploma or GED, and at least one year of experience working in a restaurant kitchen.

How do I apply?

Please call us at 504.267.2119

What happens after I graduate?

You return to New Orleans, complete a paid internship at a John Besh restaurant, and then begin your culinary career in New Orleans.

What’s the catch?

After graduation you have to return to New Orleans for two years.  The first two months you will have a job waiting for you within the BRG, but after that you may take your talents to any restaurant in the city.

Why should I apply?

If you currently work in a kitchen and want to turn your job into a career, if you want to learn and grow into a leadership role (which means more responsibility, and more money), this is for you!