ABOUT WHISK

 
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There is a certain emotional attachment to that first time we tried our favorite dessert.  The smells of browning butter and caramelizing sugar flowing from the oven. That first bite in to a chocolate indulgence that leaves a post it note attached to your memories under the tab “omg let’s please eat this again soon!” Whisk is a dedication to revisiting those moments. Every dessert in our kitchen is built from the butter up. That meaning no pre-made tarts or doughs or instant mix fillings come to our kitchen. Every cookie, pastry, gelato and plated dessert is made from scratch - right here in house.

But a dedication to scratch ingredients doesn’t assure any success. It is the quality of those ingredients that really drives it home. Our chocolates are imported from France & Belgium. They were all tasted (and re-tasted and re-tasted…) to assure that every morsel in our munchies is top notch. Fresh fruits and local ingredients bring big flavors that will leave an impression. With a scratch kitchen & unparalleled ingredients, there is only one thing left to bring this all together. That being a professional staff of chefs and bakers.

 
 
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Chef Blake Jackson

Chef Blake is the Owner & Executive Chef of Drake Catering, Prepared Nutrition & Whisk Dessert Bar.

Jackson made a name for himself in the past decade as one of the area’s premier event caterers and private chefs. But in 2016, his career was brought to a new level.

Following the opening of Prepared Nutrition, Chef Blake went on to win the Louisiana Food Prize, as well as being selected to the ACF New Orleans Best Up & Coming Chefs in Louisiana. In 2017, Jackson competed as a finalist in the National Farm to Table Chef’s Challenge. His Nouveau Louisiane style has become a signature and he continues to operate the three businesses.

When not in the kitchen, Blake, his wife Hailey & their pup Porter are traveling every bit they can.

 
 

Chef Nicole Johnson

Chef Nicole is the General Manager & Chef de Patisserie of Whisk Dessert Bar. She holds a BA in Hospitality Management with a concentration in hospitality and a minor in Culinary Arts from Northwestern State University.

Following a stint with nationally recognized Sodexo catering services, Nicole joined the Drake Catering staff. After working up her way through the ranks, Nicole became the sous chef of Drake Catering in 2016, where she helped run the organization. But her passion for desserts never waivered. As Jackson continued to develop the overall concept of Whisk, Johnson was steady working on the technical side to develop a stellar menu.

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Check out our Sister Companies!

 

 
 
 Drake Catering is Chef Blake Jackson's Flagship business. With six years of experience in the high-end events field, and the last five of those being awarded SB Magazine's Caterer of the Year, Chef Jackson and his team consistently deliver top-notch Nouveau Louisiane Cuisine with exceptional service.

Drake Catering is Chef Blake Jackson's Flagship business. With six years of experience in the high-end events field, and the last five of those being awarded SB Magazine's Caterer of the Year, Chef Jackson and his team consistently deliver top-notch Nouveau Louisiane Cuisine with exceptional service.

 Prepared Nutrition is taking a new outlook on eating healthy. Started in early 2015, and spreading across North Louisiana in to Ruston & Monroe, Prepared Nutrition has a goal of providing health food that people actually ENJOY eating. With a dedicated staff of trained chefs and cooks, PN is bringing tasty and nutritious foods to the area at an affordable cost.

Prepared Nutrition is taking a new outlook on eating healthy. Started in early 2015, and spreading across North Louisiana in to Ruston & Monroe, Prepared Nutrition has a goal of providing health food that people actually ENJOY eating. With a dedicated staff of trained chefs and cooks, PN is bringing tasty and nutritious foods to the area at an affordable cost.