Chef Toni Norman Haynes Cooking Demos – June 16, 17, 18, 2011

Each month, The Caldwell House is proud to host cooking demonstrations and classes offered by chefs from Acadiana and beyond.  Each chef demonstrates various dishes, from appetizer to dessert, and each guest enjoys a taste of whatever the chef is preparing. Learn to cook like a pro.

Classes fill up quickly – don’t delay!

Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received.


Thursday, June 16, 2011 — 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Space Available – Call 337-909-0050 or email:  events@thecaldwell.com to reserve a space.

(Dinner Demonstration)

Chef Toni Norman Haynes, a native of Abbeville, now resides in Tampa, Florida.  On June 16th, she will return home to demonstrate and share her knowledge of cooking.

On this Thursday evening, June 16, 2011, she will demonstrate Red Snapper Picatta with lemon, capers and wine.  Chef Toni will also demonstrate how to cook Shrimp Risotto, and guests will be treated to great food and fun.

$60/person – soft drinks and water included.



Friday, June 17, 2011 — 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Space Available – Call 337-909-0050 or email:  events@thecaldwell.com to reserve a space.

(Luncheon Demonstration)

Chef Toni will demonstrate and teach students how to make her father’s famous recipe, Chicken Curry, Abbeville style, with 15 different garnishes.

Chef Toni’s Father served in India during World War II and was introduced to curry at the palace Maharani of CoochBeHar.  When he returned home, he “Cajunized” the recipe and there are people living in Abbeville who remember this remarkable dish.  Chef Toni demonstrates this receipt all over the United States and Belgium and will now introduce it to us.

$50/person – soft drinks and water included.


Saturday, June 17, 2011 — 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Very Limited Space Available – Call 337-909-0050 or email: events@thecaldwell.com to reserve a space.

(Brunch Demonstration)

Chef Toni Norman Haynes will teach a hands-on cooking class in The Caldwell House kitchen.

Students will learn to make Savory Crepes “Merveille de la Mer” with shrimp, scallops, mushrooms in a bechamel sauce and Sweet Crepes with mixed berry filling with Cointreau or Kirsch and whipped cream.   Students will not only be shown how to make the crepes – they will take turns making them!  This class is limited to 8 students, so don’t delay reserving your space for this class.

$70/person – soft drinks and water included.

NOTE:    Chef Toni will donate a portion of each class fee to the Elemore Morgan, Jr. Visual Arts Endowment.  Elemore was Chef Toni’s first cousin.  The Elemore Morgan, Jr. Visual Arts Endowment was created to provide support to artists and further the artistic vision exemplified by the life of Elemore Morgan, Jr.  The mission of this organization is to demonstrate that the visual arts are significant cultural necessities by supporting, promoting, enhancing and strengthening the visual arts, primarily in south Louisiana.

DOOR PRIZE:   A drawing will be held at each cooking demonstration and class for one lucky person to win a limited edition print of “The Gazebo in Magdalen Square” by Artist, Mae Mayeux.

For a schedule of Cooking Demonstrations and Classes to be held at The Caldwell House, click here.

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