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
209 Bourbon St.
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!
Pork Belly’s Bar and Grill
The Elysian Bar
2019 Chefs to Watch Dinner Menu
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Croquette
Burrata and Spoonbread with Watermelon Hot Sauce
Gulf Fish Ceviche with Coconut Milk and Chiles
Roasted Pork over Sweet Potato Soufflé
Seared Grouper with Smoked Tomato Dashi
Charred Sourdough Panna Cotta