Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 8 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Miramar Beach, Florida, and his most recent and his first restaurant at sea, Emeril’s Bistro 1396, on Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras ship. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and he is the food correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America. Most notably, Amazon launched an original series featuring Lagasse called Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse. The series received five daytime Emmy nominations and won Outstanding Culinary Program. Lagasse has appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s hit food series Top Chef, was named a co-host of the Rachael Ray Show, and has appeared on the Cooking Channel with five seasons of Emeril’s Florida. He is the bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. In 2002, Emeril and his wife Alden established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire, mentor and enable young people through the culinary arts, nutrition and life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed over $18.5 million in grants benefiting children’s charities.