{Interview} HOPE Ministries / The Way to Work – Iron Chef Competition!

Michelle Southern: Weekdays 2pm-7pm

(Baton Rouge) – HOPE Ministries / The Way to Work will hold its second biennial Iron Chef
Competition on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge, 4643
Winbourne Avenue from 11am – 1pm. This event is free and open to the public. Donations
are requested.

Check out Michelle’s interview with Cheryl Lott with Hope MInitries The Way To Work to tell us all about it!


David Dickensauge is the Executive Chef of Beausoleil in Baton Rouge. Among his many
awards, Dickensauge was named “Best New Chef” in Louisiana and in 225 Magazine in
2015 and ranked in the top three chefs in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-off in 2022. He will
face off against Chef Lajohnda Offord. She is the owner of Chef Offord and Company,
LLC. and is known for her cajun and creole delights. Since 2020, Chef Lajohnda is one of
the few chefs invited to cook with Augusta National for the Masters’ Golf Tournament each

Join HOPE for this fun, casual event as the award-winning chefs face off, using the “mystery
ingredients.” Enjoy lunch and vote for your favorite dish!

For twenty years, HOPE’s Client Choice Food Pantry has been a staple of the 70805
community. In 2021, HOPE opened Mr. Eddie’s Kitchen – a test kitchen located in the food
pantry. Guest chefs and nutritionists routinely hold healthy cooking demonstrations and
tastings to help HOPE’s clients expand their healthy food choices and improve health
outcomes. The grand opening of the kitchen included the first iron chef competition. It was
such a success that the HOPE team is doing it again for the organization’s 20th anniversary.
HOPE’s Mission: Prevent homelessness. Promote self-sufficiency and dignity. For
more information contact Cheryl Lott at -225-355-0702 or go to www.hopebr.org.