A participial phrase consists of a participle and any complements or modifiers it may have. The phrase may be modified by adjective phrase or by an adverb phrase. The entire participial phrase acts as an adjective.
Cooking with great skill and finesse , Emeril Lagasse amazed the audience with his culinary talents and bubbly personality.
Explanation: “Cooking with great skill and finesse” describes the proper noun, “Emeril Lagasse.”