Lagasse Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Emeril John Lagassé III ( EM-ə-rəl lə-GAH-see; born October 15, 1959) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author, and National Best Recipe award winner for his ‘Turkey and Hot Sausage Chili’ recipe in 2003. He is a regional James Beard Award winner, known for his mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine and his self-developed "New New Orleans" style.
Christine Marie Liwag Dixon for Mashed mentioned The real reason you don't hear from Emeril Lagasse anymore, "Lagasse's Florida-based television show took center stage in a massive upheaval involving state tourist board Visit Florida, the state government, and the US House of Representatives.
In early 2017, Naples Daily News reported his show was at the center of a debate over whether or not public funds should go to private businesses. By November 2017, the House had gotten involved and was calling for complete disclosure of how much the publicly funded tourism board gave the show — and paid Lagasse. AP was reporting Visit Florida had paid somewhere around $10 million for Emeril's Florida over the course of five years.
Politico reported the numbers were pretty staggering. Of the $12.7 million in public funding, producer Pat Roberts walked away with $1.25 million, and Lagasse ended up making $4 million. That's a huge amount of public funding.
According to Tim Jansen, an attorney representing Roberts, Emeril's Florida aired on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, and was created with the goal of promoting tourism to Florida. It first aired in 2013, and was cancelled in 2017."
Manager (Former Employee) says"Too bad they changed the company use to be a good company to work for. Now make your numbers or else. Layoffs, unkept promises, and so on. Some higher management are just plain filled with ego. Had to speak company line or you might make some management angry. Cons: Stress is terrible. Always had to worry about your job. Uppermanagement treat you as a number, no excuses."
Customer Care Specialist II (Former Employee) says"The most enjoyable times I can remember are when the customers were completely satisfied. Lagasse changed ownership and it did not go well. I worked there for 10 years. I was a continual change of systems and procedures . Cons: short breaks"
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) says"Typical day, you go in, get you forklift. Meet with the lead. Occasionally have a meeting if need be. Orders are assingned to you. From there pick your orders and then go home."
Opps Support (Former Employee) says"working for Lagasse was safe and educational but the oppertunity for growth was not as accessable as stated when I begain working for them. Cons: the pay"
Office Manager (Current Employee) says"could be a great place to work, but it's very difficult to move up and the pay isn't great. Most workers get away with doing very little while the strong one carry them through with little graditude"
National Account Representative (Current Employee) says"provided me with the knowledge to continue a more effective job search"
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) says"they try different was to keep every one healthy with fruit smoothies"