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The Tradition Continues...
In July 1979, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen® opened its doors in New Orleans. In only a few years, Chef Paul Prudhomme's French Quarter restaurant attracted world travelers and continues to excite diners today. Diners are especially pleased to learn that K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen now takes reservations.

Awards & Recognition

Chef Paul has been honored around the world by culinary and humanitarian organizations, listed below are just a few ways in which he has been recognized.

Chef Paul received the “Restaurateur of the Year” award in 1983 from the Louisiana State Restaurant Association.

Chef Paul was the first American-born chef to receive the coveted Merite’ Agricole of the French Republic and was honored in 1986 as “Culinarian of the Year” by the American Culinary Federation.

In 1993 the National Restaurant Association bestowed upon Chef Paul the College of Diplomates Award and in 2001 the Thad & Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award

In 1994 Chef Paul received the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Legend Award and the Ella Brennan Savior Faire Award from the ACF-New Orleans Chapter , and 1999-2000 the WYES Public Television President’s Award.

In March of 1996 Chef Paul was one of only 12 chefs chosen from around the world to create and serve a Kosher dish for the King David’s Feast celebrating Jerusalem 3000th Year Anniversary.

In 2000 he was Nation’s Restaurant News “Fine Dining Legend Award” winner and 2001 National Spokesperson for National Food Safety Education Month for the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation.

Chef Paul also participated in Colin Powell’s “America’s Promise” campaign, one of the nation’s leading youth development organizations.

Nation’s Restaurant News inducted Chef Paul into its MenuMasters Hall of Fame (May, 2003), which honors culinarians for a lifetime of innovation in menu design and foodservice research and development.

In 2006, Bon Appetit honored Chef Paul Prudhomme with their Humanitarian of the Year award.

Chef Paul and his company, Magic Seasoning Blends, received the 2007 Louisiana Lantern Award from the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association , which recognizes outstanding manufacturers in the state.