Restaurant guide Zagat
has released its first "30 Under 30"
list for leaders in the New Orleans culinary industry.
The compilation from the international restaurant guide features up-and-coming stars in the food, beverage and hospitality industries, including both front and back-of-the-house positions. Following an online solicitation, Zagat
complied the nominations and reviewed and edited the list, which was released Aug. 16.
The final selection is heavy on LeBlanc + Smith employees, including nominees from all four of the restaurant group’s properties (Cavan, Barrel Proof, Sylvain and Meauxbar). There’s also a good deal of Besh Group employees and St. Roch Market vendors.
Below, the full list:
Alexandra Anderson, 28, bartender at Cure
and Cane & Table
Ruby Bloch, 27, pastry chef at Meauxbar
Austin Breckenridge, 27, pastry chef at La Petite Grocery
Patrick Brennan, 28, sous chef Brennan’s
Geordie Brower, 29, manager at Bourbon House
Gavin Cady, 26, and Theresa Galli, 27, chefs/owners at 1000 Figs
Hope Clark, 28, ice chef at Catahoula Hotel
Liam Deegan, 29, managing partner at Barrel Proof
Maria Degtiarenko, 29, barista at Mammoth Espresso
Zachary Engel, 28, chef de cuisine at Shaya
Roger Eyles, 28, general manager at Meauxbar
Jeremy Fogg, 28, pastry chef at Emeril’s
Shane Hennessey, 28, brand manager at French Truck Coffee
Myles Holdsworth, 27, director of outlets at The Windsor Court Hotel
Jonathan Klaskala, 27, sous chef at Kenton’s
Hadi Ktiri, 29, bartender at French 75 Bar.
Taylor Lorio, 29, sous chef at Palace Café
Dylan Maisel, 26, owner at JuiceNOLA
Sheena Mannina, 28, founder and co-owner of Raw Republic
Sarah Mandel, 26, general manager at Willa Jean
Patty Morton, 29, executive pastry chef at August
Tung Nguyen, 28, chef/owner T2 Street Food
Charly Pierre, 27, and Minerva Eva, Chereches, 22 chef/owners at Fritai
Sydney Rainwater, 29, pastry chef at Trinity
Leo Sloan, 26, chef and owner at Good Bird
Barrie Schwartz, 26, founder My House NOLA
Jim Seely, 27, and Joel Hitchcock-Tilton, 29, owners at Paradigm Gardens
Alexis Tabor, 29, general manager at Angeline
Patrick Trahan, 28, sous chef at MoPho
Martha Wiggins, 29, Sylvain