In a state with such a storied culinary heritage, the best chefs uphold our time-honored customs while keeping an eye toward the future. Louisiana Cookin’ introduced Chefs to Watch in 2002 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 2019 Chefs to Watch for an exclusive six-course dinner at Galatoire’s Restaurant in New Orleans.

The 2019 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.

2019 CHEFS TO WATCH DINNER
Galatoire’s Restaurant
209 Bourbon St.
New Orleans
August 19
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 2019 Chefs to Watch

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

Jana Billiot 
Restaurant R’evolution
New Orleans

Andrew Green
1910 Restaurant
Lake Charles
Luke Hidalgo  
Hambone
Mandeville
Breanne Kostyk
Josephine Estelle
New Orleans
Paige Lucas
Pork Belly’s Bar and Grill
Marksville
Martha Wiggins 
The Elysian Bar
New Orleans

2019 Chefs to Watch Dinner Menu

Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Croquette
Andrew Green

 

Burrata and Spoonbread with Watermelon Hot Sauce
Luke Hidalgo

 

Gulf Fish Ceviche with Coconut Milk and Chiles
Martha Wiggins

 

Roasted Pork over Sweet Potato Soufflé
Paige Lucas

 

Seared Grouper with Smoked Tomato Dashi
Jana Billiot

 

Charred Sourdough Panna Cotta
Breanne Kostyk

 

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