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Burgundy L. Olivier
Author, Humorist
& Culinary Publisher

Burgundy's Bio and
                      Professional Information

Burgundy L. Olivier, also known as the "Spinach Lady", is the author of two cookbooks, namely "I LOVE SPINACH" and "The World's Smallest Cajun Cookbook" (a Lilliputian-sized novelty item). Burgundy is a member of the American Business Women's Association (National) [www.abwa.org], the "Christian Chefs Fellowship" [www.ChristianChefs.org], and the American Culinary Federation - New Orleans [www.ACFNO.com].

Since 1989, Olivier has worked as a Creative Consultant, specializing in corporate events and festivals. She was also a featured columnist for Acadiana Woman Magazine with her monthly column, "Dear Burgundy…".

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Television Appearances

  • "Good Morning Acadiana" KATC-TV3 Lafayette, LA (ABC affiliate) [photos]
  • "Stirrin' Up The Pot" WAFB-TV9 Baton Rouge, LA (CBS affiliate) [photos]
  • "9 News on Saturday Morning"; WAFB-TV9 Baton Rouge, LA (CBS affiliate) [photos]
  • "Good Morning Tampa Bay" WTVT-FOX13 Tampa, FL (FOX affiliate) [photos]
  • "Passe Partout" KLFY TV-10 Lafayette, LA (CBS affiliate)
  • "The Daily Buzz" WB Television [exclusive national-anchor promo]

(Note: Photos coming soon...)

[TV Show Producers: To schedule an appearance/cooking segment by
Burgundy L. Olivier, click here]

Live Appearances
(alphabetically listed)

  • AARP Annual Conference - Chicago, IL; McCormick Place [photos]
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart "Christmas at Coteau" [photos]
  • "After 5 Women's Group"; presentation/book-signing
  • Albertson's cookbook-signings; cooking demo/book-signings [photos]
  • Allen's Antiques & Ambrosia - Camden, AR [photos]
  • American Academy of Opthamology Annual Conference - Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA[photos]
  • American Dietetic Association Conference - Anaheim, CA [photos]
  • Artwalk - Downtown, Lafayette LA [photos]
  • "Best Dressed Ball of Acadiana"- Heymann Performing Arts Center [photos]
  • "Best of Acadiana" Awards Reception - Gallerie de Louisiane
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bar-B-Q Cook-off [photos]
  • "Blueprints 2003"-Acadian Home Builders Show [photos]
  • Book and Frame Shop - Camden, AR [photos]
  • Breakfast at Brennan's - New Orleans, LA [photos]
  • Broadmoor Festival - Baton Rouge LA [photos]
  • Cane River Green Market - Natchitoches LA [photos]
  • Carousel of Arts - Vermilion Parish, LA
  • Catherine's "The Next Generation" - Camden, AR [photos]
  • Champagne Jazz Brunch (NOW&FE Bubbles & Brunch) - New Orleans LA [photos]
  • Chef's Reception - Cajundome Convention Center [photos]
  • Christian Women's Club of Lafayette - Oakbourne Country Club
  • City Club at River Ranch (Sunday Brunch)
  • Coldwell Banker-Pelican; presentation/book-signing
  • "Cookin' Alive!" Cook-Off - downtown Lafayette LA [photos]
  • Cookin' Cajun Cooking School - Riverwalk; New Orleans [photos]
  • Des Amies Holiday Soiree' [photos]
  • Eureka Springs, AR [photos]
  • "Festival des Fleurs" - Lafayette LA
  • "Festival International de Louisiane" - Lafayette LA
  • "Florida's Largest Home Show" - Tampa FL [photos]
  • Full Moon Pie Fest - Blue Moon Guesthouse [photos]
  • Giant Omelette Celebration - Abbeville LA [photos]
  • Kitchen Express Cooking Classes - Lafayette LA
  • Kiwanis Club of Broussard/Youngsville - Nash's Restaurant [photos]
  • Kiwanis Club of Lafayette - Don's Downtown
  • Lafayette Board of Realtors Cook-off - Acadian Village
  • Lambert's Cafe..."Home of the Throwed Rolls" - Foley, AL [photos]
  • Louisiana Crawfish Producers' Association - Catahoula, LA
  • Louisiana Home & Garden Show - Cajundome Convention Center [photos]
  • Louisiana Home & Garden Show - Morial Convention Center; New Orleans [photos]
  • Louisiana Lifestyles Expo - Cajundome Convention Center [photos]
  • Louisiana Outdoor Expo - Cajundome
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association Foodservice Expo [photos]
  • Louisiana Seafood Pavilion - New Orleans, LA
  • Macular Degeneration Seminar-Dr. Barry Bohn; Petroleum Club
  • Main Street Farmers' Market - Baton Rouge LA [photos]
  • Mardi Gras LIVE - downtown Lafayette LA
  • Meet & Greet w/Senator WIllie Mount - Vermilion Parish; Magdalen Square [photos]
  • Natchez "Under the Hill" [photos]
  • Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival - Natchitoches, LA [photos]
  • National Spinach Conference - San Antonio, TX [photos]
  • "New Orleans Wine and Food Experience" (NOWFE) [photos]
  • OMNI Royal Orleans Hotel - New Orleans French Quarter [photos]
  • Personal Chef in Your Home [photos]
  • Pointe Coupee Farmers' Market - New Roads LA
  • Prairie Market Cooking Class - Rayne LA [photos]
  • Produce Marketing Association Summit - Morial Convention Center [photos]
  • Red Cross Cortana Invitational - Baton Rouge LA
  • Republican Fundraiser; Bay St. Louis MS
  • Rice & Gravy Cook-off @ Acadian Village
  • St. Martin Home Economists Workshop
  • St. Pius School - fundraiser/special project
  • Steamboat Natchez - Mississippi River; New Orleans LA [photos]
  • Super 1 Foods cookbook-signings; cooking demo/book-signings [photos]
  • Tech Sector Day; Baton Rouge (State Capital) [photos]
  • "The Gardens" - Lafayette LA
  • The Greenhouse Senior Activity Center
  • Toastmasters International - (Lafayette Club No. 2678) [photos]
  • Travel Industry Association of America - New Orleans LA
  • Tribute to Floyd Sonnier @ Gallerie de Louisiane
  • ULL Tailgating Cook-Off - ULL Tailgating Village [photos]
  • Van Eaton and Romero; presentation/book-signing
  • Vermilion Parish Library Cooking Class
  • Wimmer Corporate Offices - Memphis, TN [photos]
  • "Women Who Mean Business" Luncheon - Cajundome Convention Center

[To schedule a live appearance/cooking demo/book-signing by Burgundy L. Olivier, click here]

Special Promotions

  • Lawry's The Prime Rib; Chicago, IL - Restaurant Review (Creamed Spinach) [photos]
  • Louisiana Cookbook Cavalcade - LA State Archives - Baton Rouge LA [photos]
  • Marketing Seminar - New Orleans LA [photos]
  • LA Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry, "Certified Product of Louisiana" [photos]
  • Marketing Seminar - Wimmer; Memphis TN [photos]
  • Boskovich Farms "special promotion" (cookbook info on over 1 million spinach bags); Oxnard CA [photos]
  • Voted:"BEST Cookbook in Acadiana 2003!" - The Times of Acadiana "Best of Acadiana 2003 Readers' Poll" [photos]
  • "BEST of Acadiana" readers' poll 2004 - "The Time of Acadiana" (results posted: 9June2004) [photos]

Radio Interviews

  • "The Good Life", Guy Bower; KNSS Wichita, KS (March 2003)  [photos]
  • "The Wine Show", Tim McNally; Biz Radio 990 New Orleans, LA (May 2004) [photos]
  • "The Murphy, Sam and Jodi Morning Show", (April 2003); Baton Rouge, LA; Beaumont, TX; Amarillo, TX; Texarkana, AR; Little Rock, AR) [photos]
  • Chef John Folse, "Stirrin' It Up" (December 2001) [photos]
  • WQYK; Tampa, FL, with Hank Dale [photos]
  • "Delicious Mischief", WGSO New Orleans LA
  • Thunder 103.5; Tampa FL

[Radio Show Producers: To schedule a radio interview with Burgundy L. Olivier, click here


National Interviews

  • Scripps-Howard News Service; Washington DC [photos]
  • Kate Kitchen Public Relations Firm; LaJolla CA [photos]


  1. Southern Living Magazine (October '02) [photos]
  2. Acadiana Profile Magazine - Acadian House Publishing
  3. The Times of Acadiana (Gannett)
  4. Acadiana Small Business Development Center Newsletter (February '01)
  5. Produce Concepts Magazine
  6. American Business Women's Association "Editor's Corner"
  7. The Kitchen Scientist
  8. LA Cookin' Magazine
  9. "Around the Edges" News Journal
  10. Fresh Cut Magazine
  11. Bohn and Joseph Eye Clinic Newsletter
  12. SLEMCO Power Magazine
  13. The Baton Rouge Advocate Newspaper
  14. "Blue Line" Newsletter
  15. The Kitchen Link
  16. The Cookbook Collector's Exchange
  17. The Daily Advertiser Newspaper
  18. "Queen of Clean" Syndicated Column
  19. The Jefferson Jimplecute Newspaper
  20. Along These Lines Magazine
  21. Louisiana Country Magazine
  22. Macular Degeneration Partnership Newsletter
  23. Anderson Independent-Mail
  24. Anchorage Daily News [page 1, page 2]
  25. The New York Times
  26. Post-Tribune
  27. Gambit Weekly - New Orleans
  28. The Arkansas Gazette
  29. The Times-Picayune
  30. The Camden News
  31. Magnolia Banner News
  32. Eureka Springs Times-Echo


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Bio cont'd:

Burgundy created and coordinated the "Herb Fest of Louisiana", which was held at Acadian Village in Lafayette, LA. She also taught classes on "Discovering Herbs", "Touring the New Orleans French Quarter" and "How To Plan a Wine and Cheese-Tasting Party" at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

She has authored numerous smaller publications, such as Rose Gardens, Preserving the Memories; Discovering Herbs; Herb Recipes; and How to Host a Wine and Cheese-Tasting Party, just to name a few.

Olivier is in popular demand as a"Culinary Humorist." Her cooking demos have been enjoyed by thousands at conventions, Expos, summits, conferences, home and garden shows, fairs and festivals, seminars, etc.

Burgundy is married to Al Olivier, a New Orleans native (AL OLIVIER Computer Technology Management); has one son, Marshall and three precious grandsons, Ashton Joseph, Brayden Jude and Clayton Alan. Her hobbies include cooking, collecting cookbooks and aprons, culinary research, traveling, herb gardening and creating innovative marketing and publicity ideas.

With several books currently on the drawing board, her days are filled with research.