Bourbon, Boudin and Beer

A Letter from Chef Emeril

This November would have been the 10th anniversary of Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon & Beer. Over the past ten years, the support of chefs, winemakers, mixologists and so many more member of the hospitality industry has been invaluable in putting together a celebration of Southern food benefiting youth education initiatives. Now, our industry is in crisis, and so many people desperately need our help.


The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality Industry Relief Fund was created to support industry workers who are experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 crisis. This fund will provide emergency relief grants based on need to workers who have lost employment due to the shutdown for the pandemic.


Emeril Lagasse Foundation has dedicated $125,000 to kick off the fund, which has been further supported by generous donations from our longtime Boudin, Bourbon & Beer sponsors Abita, Buffalo Trace & Visit South Walton.

Since we cannot come together as we usually do in Champions Square to celebrate Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, let's come together in support of the incredible people who work hard, day after day, in restaurants, bars, coffee shops and hotels to make up the hospitality industry.

We need you now more than ever.

Please consider donating to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality Relief Fund. There is no amount too big or too small.

If you are a hospitality industry worker in need of assistance, learn how to apply here.

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