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Here are the 2012 Best Chefs of Louisiana

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Tonight, the New Orleans chapter of the American Culinary Federation (which probably has the best logo in the history of the world, pictured at right) is holding its second annual fundraising event/awards show, the Best Chefs of Louisiana. 29 chefs from a wide range of restaurants and catering operations have been nominated as Best Chefs; they, along with six "Best Chef Legends," will be fêted tonight at Generations Hall at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the $75 hobnobby extravaganza goes to support to ACFNO's culinary scholarship program, Children's Hospital and the International School of Louisiana.

The Best Chef Legends:

Leah Chase, Dooky Chase
Frank Brigtsen, Brigtsen's
Paul Prudhomme, K-Paul's
Tory McPhail, Commander's Palace
Susan Spicer, Bayona
Phillip Chan, Bambu

The Best Chefs of Louisiana:

Chris Brown, Harrahs
Lawrence Brown, Lagniappe Luncheonette
David Bockstruck, Martin's Wine Cellar
Aaron Burgau, Restaurant Patois
Drew Dzejak, The Grill Room
Alan Ehrich, Audubon Nature Institute
Stanley Everage, Sr., DoubleTree Hotel
Mark Falgoust, Grand Isle Restaurant
Michael Farrell, Le Meritage
Chad Gilchrist, Hilton Riverside Hotel
Blaine Guillot, St. Charles Hospital
Stacy Hall, Dick and Jenny's
Travis Johnson, Sodexo, Tulane
Yusuke Kawahara, Little Tokyo
Joey La Bella, LaBella's Catering
Joshua Laskay, NOLA Restaurant
Xavier Laurentino, Barcelona Tapas
Thong Le, August Moon
Dominique Macquet, Tamarind by Dominique
Bradley McGehee, Ye Olde College Inn
Spencer Minch, Emeril's Delmonico
Justin Moore, Irish House
Robert Myers, Goodwill Culinary Arts
Mark Quitney, 5fifty5
Felix Sherman, Ambrosias
David Slater, Emeril's
Tory Stewart, Broussard's
Chris Tefarikis, New Orleans Country Club
Michael Uddo, Tulane U. Olive Blue Catering

· The Best Chefs of Louisiana [Official Site]