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“Awash with Color:…

May 5 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 5 - 5, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 5 - 5, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

David Hansen's Garden…

May 05, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Heart of the House

May 05, 2016 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

May 5 - Jun 9, 2016
Jazz in the Park returns this spring running from April 14th to June 9th, with… more

New Orleans Photo…

May 5 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

Novice Italian…

May 5 - 19, 2016
Students will develop basic language skills and a general understanding of… more

Novice Italian…

May 5 - 19, 2016
Students will develop basic language skills and a general understanding of… more

Shatner's World We…

May 5 - 5, 2016
Join William Shatner at the Orpheum Theater for his stand up comedy tour… more

The Historic New…

May 5 - 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 6 - 6, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstar Band ft.… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 6 - 6, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 6 - 6, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Marc Stone Band. more

Free Admission to…

May 6 - 6, 2016
Free admission to the gardens at Longue Vue as part of the National Public… more

French Ciné-Club

May 06, 2016
All films are shown in French with English subtitles See the progran online:… more

Friday: First Friday…

May 6 - Dec 2, 2016
As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, THNOC is offering First… more

House of Blues…

May 6 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

How To Succeed In…

May 6 - 22, 2016
Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on… more

Jazz in the Park's…

May 6 - 8, 2016
Join us for  Jazz in the Park first annual Treme Art and Music Fest. The… more

“Awash with Color:…

May 5 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more
Guidebook

Celebrity Chefs in New Orleans

New Orleans is brimming with culinary talent unlike any other in the country. Some of the best remain under the national radar while others have risen to the level of celebrity chef. Here are just a few who've reach name-recognition status here in New Orleans and beyond.

Donald Link in New OrleansDonald Link

A homegrown Louisianan, Donald Link has built a stellar career making upscale versions of the Cajun food he grew up with. He won a James Beard award for Best Chef in the South in 2007.
Restaurants: HerbsaintPecheCochon and Cochon Butcher.


Emeril Lagasse in New OrleansEmeril Lagasse

One word made Emeril Lagasse the most famous chef in America: "Bam!" Beyond making cooking shows cool again, the Massachusetts native has become an adopted son of New Orleans. He built his reputation at Commander's Palace before building his own restaurant empire.
Restaurants: Emeril's New Orleans, Emeril's Delmonico and NOLA.

John Besh in New OrleansJohn Besh

It's difficult to turn on the Food Network without seeing John Besh either competing on a show or judging a competition. The Louisiana native still has time to keep his vast New Orleans restaurant group thriving.
Restaurants: August, Besh Steak, Luke, DomenicaJohnny Sanchez, and Borgne.

Tory Mcphail in New OrleansTory McPhail

Tory McPhail made a name for himself at Commander's Palace Las Vegas before moving back to the Big Easy in 2002 to take over the original, 135-year-old restaurant that has churned out major awards and chefs such as Emeril Lagasse. He hosts "Off the Menu," which airs on Turner South.
Restaurant: Commander's Palace.

Susan Spicer in New OrleansSusan Spicer

The character Ms. Desautel in HBO's "Treme" is loosely based off of her, but Susan Spicer also has an award-winning cookbook, a James Beard best regional chef award, Food Network appearances and a restaurant in the Nation's Restaurant News' Fine Dining Hall of Fame to her credit.
Restaurant: Bayona Restaurant.