Chef Colt Patin, CEC, CCE, FMP
Chef Instructor | Internship Coordinator
Chef Colt Patin began working in the restaurant business at the age of 16, while taking ProStart Courses in High School. Being fascinated by the culinary world, he quickly worked his way up through the ranks to the position of Executive Chef. He is dedicated to expanding his culinary knowledge in the area of enhancing Cajun cuisine. Chef Colt has won several medals and awards at various culinary competitions. He has published recipes in several magazines and has authored a cookbook. Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine recognized Chef Colt at one of the top five “Chefs to Watch for 2011.” He was also named by 225 Magazine as one of its top “People to Watch” in 2012. He has also cooked for several VIPs, including Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmerman, and the cast and crew of A&E’s Swamp People. Chef Colt is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Educator through the American Culinary Federation and a Foodservice Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association. He also received his Associate Degree in Culinary Arts (Advanced Baking and Pastry Concentration) from LCI. Finally, Chef Colt volunteers for many charities and is a founding member of Heartstrings & Angel Wings, a non-profit organization that provides clothing to fit micro preemie babies through local hospitals.