Chef Emeril Lagasse to visit Port City


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A famous chef will be whipping up treats to help out a non-profit.

According to a news release, Lagasse will be in town on January 28 and 29 to prepare a private dinner Thursday and a public lunch at Pembrokes at the Forum on Friday. The private dinner will be for 30 guests at $10,000 per couple, while the luncheon will be for up to 200 people at $200 per ticket.

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Both events are hosted by the non-profit foundation supporting the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, the first all-girls charter school expected to open in August. Lagassee’s former boss Judy Girard, the president emeritus of the Food Network, chairs the GLOW Foundation Board of Directors.

For more information, call GLOW at 910-338-5258, or email Foundation President Todd Godbey at