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New reality program follows LCI students 

The Louisiana Culinary Institute is pleased to announce that "The Freshman Class" premieres on Monday, June 10. It's the Cooking Channel's new 8-part documentary series which follows four aspiring chefs through their first semester at the Louisiana Culinary Institute.

Read about the show in the Times Picayune here, and on the Cooking Channel's website here

If you'd like to see more, watch a video about the show here .

Watch Episode 3 Deleted Scene: Jasmine and Her Grandfather!

Watch more deleted scenes from the Freshman Class here!

Friday, June 7, 2013

From January through April, a camera crew from the Cooking Channel followed four freshman at the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge during their first semester of culinary school. The show will premiere this upcoming Monday, June 10th, at 9:30 PM CT.  I'm excited about watching the show, and if you keep watching throughout the season, you might see me a few times too!  The camera crew filmed me chatting with one of the students at Highland Coffees, recording the Bite and Booze Radio Show with a couple of the students, emceeing the Louisiana Feast of Fields, and eating beignets!  Hopefully I'll make the final cut at least once.

- Jay Ducote with


Visit our Freshman Class page!



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