By: Megan Rowe, Restaurant Hospitality
In a hotly competitive business like restaurants, it takes more than mad cooking skills or business smarts to survive. It takes something special, often a passion, and these 16 individuals have it. Keep an eye on these people—we expect big things from them.
Executive chef, Borgne, New Orleans
When John Besh approached Landry about creating a restaurant, Landry jumped at the chance, which would allow him to showcase seafood while simultaneously revitalizing a part of town that had been hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. A Big Easy native, Landry is passionate about two things: regional food traditions and Gulf seafood conservation. Borgne gave him the perfect vehicle to show off both. Landry is also a community leader, working closely with the John Besh Foundation as a mentor for Chefs Move! scholarship winners and at-risk youth.