chef table

The smell entices as you step into the kitchen. The setting invites you to relax and prepare for a culinary journey. Your stomach begs to be fed, filled with local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. For lunch or dinner, the multi course Chef’s Table, specially prepared for you, showcases Chef Melissa Araujo’s technique, skill, and passion. Two to three hours in our kitchen will leave you full of more than food and wine, but the knowledge to recreate your own chef’s table. Available as our introduction to Saveur Catering and for almost any event* 4 times per week for up to 6 guest in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum** or we can travel to you. Are you ready to join our Chef’s Table?

The price is $250 for up to 2 guest and $500 for up to 4 guest inclusive of meal, tax, and bottle of wine or signature cocktail.

If we travel to you it is $300 for 2 guest and $600 for 4 guest inclusive of meal, tax, and bottle of wine or signature cocktail.


The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. SoFAB also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South.

We examine:

  • The food and drink of the American South in all its aspects;
  • The many ethnicities – African-American and Caribbean, French and German, etc. -- that have combined to create unique Southern food and drink traditions;
  • The farmers, fishermen, and hunters and gatherers who have produced the food;
  • The processors, inventors, chefs and business people who run the restaurants and stock our stores with Southern products, and the home cooks and families who have passed down recipes and food traditions for generations.