The Besh Restaurant Group owns 12 restaurants, most of which are in the New Orleans area. Chef John Besh and his group became involved with Nunez Community College through Besh’s partnership with the late August “Duke” Robin.
Duke was a member of the Nunez Community College Foundation Board and was instrumental in planning and implementing the Annual Gala prior to his death in 2014.
The Besh group has provided at least one restaurant sponsorship for the Gala each year since 2003, sometimes providing food from as many as three of the establishments for 400 patrons at one gala.
In addition to their partnership with the Foundation in helping to make the Foundation Gala a success, the Besh Group has hired many Nunez graduates in their restaurants around the region.