June 18, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Chef Fred Nonato from Tsunami of Baton Rouge as our next guest chef in the series.

Dinner includes five course meal with wine and cocktail pairings for each course.

6:30pm Reception / 7:00 PM Dinner

Fred has been with Tsunami Sushi since 2002 and is currently serving as Regional Manager/Corporate Executive Chef. At the tender age of 37, he has garnered over 25 years of restaurant experience, beginning as a dishwasher at the age of 12 at local seafood joint in Marrero. Fred then moved into the kitchen as a fry cook at a more seasoned age of 15. He also waited tables at the same seafood establishment when he was finally of legal working age.

In 1994, he attended Delgado's Culinary Arts Program. After completing his three-year apprenticeship with Owner/Chef Randy Barlow of Kelsey's Restaurant, Fred accepted a kitchen manager spot at Prejean's under the late, great Chef James Graham. Two years later, James passed on the title of Executive Chef to Fred, a position, along with a 6-month stint as General Manager also, he held for 2 years. Fred has also received a few accolades along the way, including numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at ACF and non-ACF sanctioned culinary competitions, Best of Show (three years in a row) at the “Anything Over Rice” cooking contest at Lafayette’s Downtown Alive, and the title of best chef in Acadiana in the “Times of Acadiana’s ‘Best of’” publication.

Since his tenure at Tsunami, Fred was instrumental in opening and establishing Tsunami at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Lounge (an upscale wine bar in Downtown Lafayette) and hopefully a third Tsunami location in South Louisiana. Who knows, maybe a fourth and fifth Tsunami Sushi.

Call 601-446-8500 or visit opentable.com for reservations.
Event Details:
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: The Castle Restaurant
Cost: $$65 price does not include tax and gratuity
Guest Chef - Tsunami Restaurant, Chef Fred Nonato