John Besh

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John Besh
Born (1968-05-14) May 14, 1968 (age 48)
Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Education Culinary Institute of America
Spouse(s) Jenifer Besh (attorney)[citation needed]
Website www.chefjohnbesh.com

John Besh (born May 14, 1968, in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American chef, TV personality, philanthropist, restaurateur and author.

Biography[edit]

Besh was born in Meridian, Mississippi, and raised in south Louisiana.

Restaurants[edit]

Besh's restaurants include:[1]

  • August – New Orleans’ Central Business District – contemporary French cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients.
  • Besh SteakHarrah's New Orleans Casino – steakhouse.
  • BorgneHyatt Regency – coastal Louisiana cuisine, such as shrimp toast rissoles, oyster spaghetti and seafood stuffed flounder.
  • DomenicaRoosevelt Hotel – Italian; name means “Sunday” in Italian.
  • Pizza DomenicaUptown New Orleans - A casual spinoff of Domenica featuring counter service and a great beer selection.
  • La ProvenceLacombe, Louisiana – French.
  • Lüke – New Orleans Central Business District and San Antonio – French, German and Creole cuisine.
  • Johnny Sanchez - New Orleans Central Business District- Mexican-Inspired.
  • Shaya - New Orleans Garden District - Modern Israeli cuisine.
  • Willa Jean - The Paramount at South Market District - bakery and restaurant opening in August 2015.

Television appearances[edit]

Cookbooks[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • New Orleans Program: Eat, Exercise, and Enjoy Life, with David A., M.D. Newsome, 2006, ISBN 978-1-58980-344-2.
  • Introduction to Military High Life. Elegant Food Histories and Recipes by Agostino Von Hassell, 2006, ISBN 978-1-931948-60-9.
  • Forward to Trout Point Lodge Cookbook: Creole Cuisine from New Orleans to Nova Scotia, Random House, 2004

Contributions[edit]

Besh has contributed recipes or been featured in the following books:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Besh Restaurant Group". Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ Food Network: Iron Chef America, "Batali vs. Besh"

External links[edit]