From showing love to New Orleans teachers to showing love to New Orleans students, Boucherie continues to put our community first with special initiatives to show they care. Their newest initiative, covered in detail in the video below by Executive Chef & Owner Nathanal Zimet, is called Boucherie Feeds: a program dedicated to providing complete, nutritious and tasty meals to students in low-income areas throughout New Orleans.
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Boucherie Feeds is accepting donations to help fund their efforts. A program of this size and ambition requires a lot of infrastructure and labor to cook, package and transport to schools and student’s homes. More money means more children they can help. And even though New Orleans is known for our rich food history, one in five New Orleanians live with food insecurity. 64% of children in Orleans Parish are income-eligible for federal nutrition programs.
The overall goal extends beyond feeding children during school, but at home too. Over the next three years, the team aims to serve 5,000 meals a day!
In October of last year, Boucherie showed love to our teachers with a special discount to those that dined at the restaurant.
Their team – led by Chef Nathaniel Zimet, David Zimet, and staff – smokes, cures, age, and prepares all meat in-house, living up to the meaning behind Boucherie, which translates to “butcher” in French. Chef Nathanial Zimet’s education in Great Britain and Australia at Le Cordon Bleu led him to the beautiful city of New Orleans, and his passion for intimate “fine dining for the people” is reflected in not only the selections on the menu, but the ingredients used. Boucherie supports the local agriculture industry and seafood purveyors in our area, many which have been hit hard by COVID-19.
“When Southern Louisiana was still new, the tradition of a Boucherie must have been as ritual to the first Cajun peoples as Mardi Gras and Jazz fest are to us now.”
Boucherie is located at 8115 Jeannette Street in Uptown New Orleans. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm – 9:30pm.