“America’s top 10 best new chefs 2007″

2007 Best New Chef Award Profile

Why he won Because he melds the influences of California cuisine and Michelin-starred restaurants in England to create a contemporary New Orleans menu.

Born Outside of Honolulu; 1970.

Experience Gidleigh Park, Devon, England; Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxford, England; Red Room and Lilette, New Orleans.

How he got into cooking “I was a prep cook at the Newporter Hotel in Newport Beach, California. I turned lots of vegetables and potatoes. It was the late ’80s, and they were really into turning vegetables. I spent many an hour with my little turning knife.”

Read the full review at Food And Wine Magazine

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