Savannah Pines Executive Chef Tim LeCorgne
“The City of New Orleans had a profound effect on me during my upbringing and is the inspiration for most of what I do in the kitchen,” says LeCorgne. “It is such a unique food destination
Visiting restaurants in New Orleans was always intriguing; it drew Chef to the processes each chef used to create certain dishes.
Adhering to those same
Overall, the more important memories that left a lasting inspiration, involved family gatherings around crawfish boils.
“Whenever we had the chance to have the family together it involved crawfish. It was an all-day event of playing games in the yard, while we savored the smells of our food simmering,” recalls LeCorgne.
With picnic tables lined with newspapers, rolls of paper towels, and trashcans lined up, the lawn games would come to a halt when it was time to eat.
“When the crawfish
While residents appreciate his southern-style, they’ve become accustomed to his dessert making abilities, too.
“Coming into my position with RLC, my goal was to master desserts,” admits LeCorgne. “Particularly, the overall presentation.”
At a chef conference hosted by RLC’s Home Office, LeCorgne learned the basics of using fondant to decorate cakes. He was hooked. In his free time, Chef Tim went all-in watching various videos online featuring some of America’s best bakers and dirtied quite a few dishes in the perfection process.
“I decided every month we celebrated a resident’s birthday, I
Chef LeCorgne’s dedication to detail in his desserts is something both residents and Chef look forward to every month.
“It is one
When he’s not cooking or baking confections to perfection, Chef Tim finds great joy catching the latest episodes of MasterChef Junior with his five-year-old daughter who shares his culinary passions. And, when time allows, to satisfy his traveling itch, Chef Tim ventures “home” with his family to New Orleans to explore the bayou for new and exciting restaurants, recipes, and celebrate the glory of Saints football.
“The greatest team in the history of the NFL is the New Orleans Saints. The fans are the most welcoming and know how to celebrate game days. It doesn’t matter who you cheer for—when you’re in the Superdome,
“Much like our family at Savannah Pines, when I’m in the kitchen and dining room with our Residents, I’m home!”
Download Chef Tim’s famous bread putting recipe here.
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