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In a state with such a storied culinary heritage, the best chefs uphold our time-honored traditions while keeping an eye toward the future. In 2002, Louisiana Cookin’ introduced Chefs to Watch as a way of recognizing talented up-and-coming chefs from restaurants around the Bayou State who show passion for traditions while delivering fresh, new concepts. This year’s lineup of Chefs to Watch includes both Louisiana natives and transplants who draw from the state’s bounty of fresh local ingredients as well as their own personal experiences. Join the 2018 Chefs to Watch for an exclusive six-course dinner at Galatoire’s Restaurant in New Orleans.

The 2018 Chefs to Watch Award Dinner will be held at the famed Galatoire’s Restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Proceeds benefit the Galatoire’s Foundation and Louisiana Culinary Institute. 

2018 CHEFS TO WATCH DINNER
Galatoire’s Restaurant
209 Bourbon St.
New Orleans
August 27
Cocktails 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Seating 7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Meet the 2018 Chefs to Watch

These 7 chefs are changing the way we eat, one dish at a time!

JustinDanny077CS

Danny Alas and
Justin Rodriguez 

Paloma Cafe
New Orleans
Dustie980CS
Dustie Latiolais 
Cochon Cannery
Breaux Bridge
Holly100CS
Holly Schreiber  
Sainte Terre
Benton
Sean053CS
Sean Rivera 
GastreauxNomica
New Orleans
Christina Balzebre
Christina Balzebre 
Levee Baking Co.
New Orleans
marcus jacobs
Marcus Jacobs 
Marjie’s Grill
New Orleans

2018 Chefs to Watch Dinner Menu

Asopao de Gandules
Danny Alas and
Justin Rodriguez

 

Okra Tortillas with
Gulf Shrimp, Roasted Corn Relish, and Bacon Jam Cream
Dustie Latiolais

 

Blue Crab Crêpes with Cushaw Cream Sauce
Holly Schreiber

 

Blackened Redfish
with Creamy Stone-Ground Grits and Barbecue Butter

Sean Rivera

 

Salted Honey
Buttermilk Pie

Christina Balzebre

 

Slow-Grilled Beef
Short Ribs with Herb Wraps and Roasted Chile Paste

Marcus Jacobs

 

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