Welcome to the Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge

Rotary Club of Baton Rouge - Sunrise, founded in 1988, consists of over 115 men and women representing the business community. Our diverse membership offers leadership, talent and resources for the enrichment of the Baton Rouge area.

February 16, 2017 Meeting
Chef Jay Ducote
Jay Ducote spends most of his time as a food and beverage writer, blogger, radio host, speaker, video producer, culinary personality, chef and hugger. Jay resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, though he also travels as much as he can. He finished runner-up on Season 11 of the hit reality competition show Food Network Star, and has had a pilot for his show "Deep Fried America" air on the Travel Channel. Jay has been named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, has appeared as himself on HBO’s drama series Treme, and has been featured on multiple programs such as Cutthroat Kitchen, The Kitchen and Burgers, Brew & Que on Food Network, Eat St. on Cooking Channel, and Last Call Food Brawl on Destination America. The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Ducote, won a 2014 Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country and the Uniquely Louisiana Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters in 2015. In 2014 Jay launched his own Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, followed by the 2015 release of his wine, Jay D's Blanc du Bois, a collaboration with West Monroe's Landry Vineyards. Late 2015 saw the release of Jay D's Louisiana Molasses Mustard, and in 2016 Jay D's Spicy & Sweet Barbecue Rub was made available in stores followed by Jay D's Single Origin Coffee. Jay's goal is to create content and celebrate Louisiana's culinary culture as he continues to cook, write, speak, entertain and hug for a living.

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Meeting Location

Each Thursday
7:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Bocage Racquet Club
7600 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA

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