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Who is Emeril Lagasse and what makes him a famous TV chef?

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Famous TV Chef Emeril Lagasse was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to a Canadian father, Emeril, and a Portuguese mother, Hilda. He learned of his baking talents as a teenager working with his mother in a Portuguese Bakery, mastering in baking bread and pastries.

After graduating high school, he was offered a scholarship as drummer at The New England Conservatory of Music, but decided instead to pursue a career as a chef. He earned a degree from the respected culinary Johnson and Wales University. After graduation, Lagasse traveled to Paris at Lyon to learn the fine art of Classic French Cuisine.

After his travels abroad Chef Lagasse returned to the United States and practiced his fine art in some very well known restaurants in New York, Boston and Philadelphia before making his final destination to the Big Easy (New Orleans). Lagasse established his fame at the Legendary Restaurant, Commanders Palace, owned and operated by Dick and Ella Brennan. He served as executive chef for seven and one-half years.

In 1990, Famous TV Chef Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s Restaurant, in the warehouse district of New Orleans. Two years later he opened his second restaurant in the French Quarter, the NOLA Restaurant. He coined his term of Cajun style cooking as New New Orleans.

In 1995 He brought this form of cooking style to Las Vegas, NV and opened his third restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, located in the MGM Grand Hotel. In 1998, Lagasse opened his fourth restaurant, Emeril’s Delmonico back in the historic New Orleans Garden District. He opened up two restaurants in 1999, Emeril’s Orlando at Universal Studios City Walk and Delmonico Steakhouse in the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Who is Emeril Lagasse and what makes him a famous TV chef?

In 2003, Lagasse opened three restaurants, the Tchoup Chop (pronounced chop chop) at Universal Orlando’s Royal Pacific Resort; Emeril’s Atlanta at One Alliance Center in Buckhead; and Emeril’s Miami Beach at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. In June 2007 Lagasse opened Emeril’s Gulf Coast Fish House at the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, MS, and his last restaurant in 2008, Table 10, at The Palazzo in Las Vegas, NV. Lagasse is now the chef-proprietor of eleven very popular restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and now Gulfport, MS.

The recognition and awards that he has received has made him well known for his fun-loving character as well as his style of cooking technique. This adds to the quality of his now Famous TV Chef celebrity status.