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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Zagat announces 30 Under 30 list for New Orleans culinary industry

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Restaurant guide Zagat - released its first 30 Under 30 list for leaders in the New Orleans culinary industry on Aug. 16. - COURTESY ZAGAT
  • Restaurant guide Zagat released its first 30 Under 30 list for leaders in the New Orleans culinary industry on Aug. 16.

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, Cavan

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 

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