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.