Chef Randolph Cheramie

After literally growing up in the family owned Randolph’s Restaurant in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, started by his grandmother and father, Chef Randy took over the reins of the business in 1981. Chef Cheramie made his own mark on the business by specializing in upscale South Louisiana Regional Cuisine. At the helm of Randolph’s, Randy enjoyed local and regional acclaim as a hallmark of great food for twenty years. In 1999, the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University offered Chef Randy an adjunct professorship teaching Classic French Cuisine. Upon the sale of his restaurant in 2001, Chef Cheramie was asked to join the full-time faculty. Through SUSTA (Southern United States Trade Association) Chef Cheramie has taught some of the top chefs from around the world, the art, tradition, culture and methods of Cajun/Creole, Southern and Soul Food cuisine. Through this program Randy has taught chefs from 38 countries. Chef Randy coached six American Culinary Federation student hot food teams to five bronze medals and one silver medal in regional competition. He has also coached individual students in the San Pellegrino “Almost Famous Chef” competition in which his students won five consecutive regional championships and have gone on to the national finals in Napa, California. Two students coached by Chef Randy have ranked 4th nationally in that competition. In 2011, the American Culinary Federation recognized Chef Cheramie as one of the top 25 chefs in Louisiana, and he is a Certified Food Service Educator. Indeed, Chef Randy’s knowledge and experience in Southern Regional Cuisine is extensive and focused. He is currently the Executive Director of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. When not teaching, coaching or cooking, Mr. Cheramie can be found regionally, onstage pursuing his first love; as a professional actor working the stages of New Orleans, and performing voice work for commercials, industrial films, museum tours and audio books.

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Louisiana Seafood Promotion &
Marketing Board
1051 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, La. 70802
Call: 225.342.0552