Leah Chase

American chef (1923-2019)

Leah Chase (January 6, 1923 – June 1, 2019) was an American chef, author and television personality. She was born in New Orleans but was raised in Madisonville, Louisiana, before moving back to New Orleans to attend catholic school. Chase was known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine. She supported African-American art and Creole cooking. Her restaurant, Dooky Chase, was known as a gathering place during the 1960s among many who participated in the Civil Rights Movement.[1]

Leah Chase
Leah Chase in April 2008
Born(1923-01-06)January 6, 1923
DiedJune 1, 2019(2019-06-01) (aged 96)
EducationColonial Restaurant, French Quarter, New Orleans, United States
Spouse(s)Edgar "Dooky" Chase II (m. 1946; died 2016)
Culinary career
Cooking styleCreole
Current restaurant(s)
  • Dooky Chase
Award(s) won

Chase died on June 1, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 96.[2]

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  1. "New Orleans chefs make list of James Beard food awards | wwltv.com New Orleans". Wwltv.com. 2010-03-22. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
  2. Leah Chase, New Orleans’ matriarch of Creole cuisine, dead at 96

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