New Orleans Chef Serves a Healthy Dose of Inspiration at Baton Rouge General Event

Baton Rouge, La. – New Orleans Chef John Besh takes center stage at Baton Rouge General’s healthy living event Life’s a Canvas: The Art of Healthy Living, on Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Amid an atmosphere of twinkling lights, live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres, Besh will inspire guests to incorporate a healthy diet into their lifestyles. He will perform a cooking demonstration and an interactive culinary activity to show that healthy eating is not just smart, but delicious, too! Physicians and wellness experts will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss overall wellness, which includes regular exercise and routine visits to a primary care physician. Life’s a Canvas will be emceed by WAFB-TV’s Johnny Ahysen and Elizabeth Vowell. The event is free, but space is limited.

“I’m really excited to be able to share a night of food and fun at Baton Rouge General,” said Besh. “I love home cooking and I enjoy showing others how to put good, fresh, healthy food on the table for their families.”

“Eating well is one of the best things we can do to reduce the risk of illness or chronic disease,” said Mark Slyter, Baton Rouge General President and CEO. “Chef John Besh’s focus on everyday cooking can help us enjoy Louisiana cuisine while still making health our top priority.”

Besh is the owner of 12 restaurants, including August, Domencia, La Provence, Shaya and Willa Jean. His nonprofit organization, the John Besh Foundation, works to protect and preserve the culinary heritage of the Crescent City and the Gulf Coast.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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