Chef Paul is one tough guy! Bullet Bounces Off Chef Paul Prudhomme

Bryan Harris, WDSU.com Managing Editor

POSTED: 5:20 pm CDT March 25, 2008
UPDATED: 6:37 pm CDT March 25, 2008


NEW ORLEANS -- Chef Paul Prudhomme was grazed by a bullet Tuesday, but the bullet didn’t do any damage, according to Jefferson Parish deputies.

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The chef was cooking at the TPC golf course in Avondale when, according to deputies, he felt something hit his arm. A .22 caliber bullet then fell from his sleeve. Prudhomme was attending The Zurich Classic, where he was preparing fish. Police said it could've been fired by a hunter in the rural area near the course.

Deputies said the bullet did not penetrate.

According to police, a .22 caliber bullet can travel up to a mile and a half, meaning it could’ve come from a very wide geographic area. Police said there is little chance of figuring out who fired the bullet that struck him.

Police originally classified the incident as a shooting, but later reclassified it as a simple complaint.

Prudhomme is credited with popularizing blackened redfish as a famed staple of cajun cuisine. In 2007, he began hosting Chef Paul Prudhomme's Always Cooking!, and authored a cookbook by the same name.
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I have always been a fan of Chef Paul, have met him at many food shows , been to his restaurant even had him autograph a bag of tortillas !!! But this proves it He is a super hero !!!

Glad he wasn't hurt !!

Go Chef Paul !!
I too have had the pleasure working with him on various occasions.
He's a pioneer in so many ways.
Chef Paul may just be one lucky bastard!
no Matt he is a super hero !!!
I know Chef Paul and he is one tough dude.

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