Bistro Ruth at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute
Bistro Ruth – named in honor of New Orleans restaurateur Ruth Fertel – is the student-run restaurant at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institue at Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux, LA.
Nestled in the heart of Louisiana’s Bayou Region, CJFCI invites aspiring chefs with an adventurous palate and an insatiable desire to work in the food and service industries to pursue a Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science degree in culinary arts.
Bistro Ruth allows advanced culinary students to create and execute a menu, greet and service customers, and perfect their skills in a restaurant setting. Students are exposed to all facets of a restaurant: the front of the house with setting and servicing tables, interacting with customers and providing an atmosphere for a memorable meal. In the back of the house, students serve in a variety of positions, anywhere from dishwasher to executive chef. Bistro Ruth also gives the community the chance to interact with and enjoy meals prepared by some of the most sought-after aspiring chefs around.