Kit Wohl

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Kit Wohl
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Kit Wohl
BornNew Orleans, LA, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, photographer, artist
EducationTulane University

Kit Wohl is an award-winning writer, photographer, and artist. Since 2005, she has authored fifteen books that celebrate cuisine and her native New Orleans. Wohl has worked with chefs, restaurants, and hotels across the United States as CEO and creative director of Wohl & Company, a New Orleans-based advertising, public relations and marketing firm. She attended John McCrady School of Art and Tulane University.

Authored works[edit]

The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America's Outstanding Chefs, by Kit Wohl, Foreword by Martha Stewart

Arnaud’s Restaurant Cookbook

The P&J Oyster Cookbook

The New Orleans Classic Cookbook series:

Desserts, Seafood, Appetizers , Brunch, Cocktails, Celebrations, Soups & Gumbos, Creole#

She created the concept, marketing strategy, designed, authored and photographed the series. The concept and design has been exported to 12 other cities

New Orleans Icons series:

Iron Lace


“This book is irresistible: it’s hugely appealing to anyone who like to laugh while learning, it is a feast for the eyes, the recipes are easy to understand, and they work! My kind of book.” –Jeremiah Tower

“The book reads like a series of short stories, the photographs are so wonderful you want to lick them, and the dishes themselves will bring you to your knees in joy. It just doesn’t get any better than this!” –Linda Ellerbee

“Any time you need reassurance about the state of New Orleans, you can renew your faith at the city’s world-famous restaurants, or, equally as reviving, simply look through and cook from Kit Wohl’s mouth-watering book." -Lily Binns, Saveur Magazine

"Savoring these treasured New Orleans recipes is almost as good as being there again. Close your eyes and experience the city. Heaven on your tongue." - Sue Grafton

[1]Public relations and corporate communications

As CEO and Creative Director of Wohl & Co Communications the company grew to represent many hotels including The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, the Monteleone, the Royal Sonesta, Westin Canal Place and the Pontchartrain.

Wohl worked with Warner Bros, twentieth Century Fox, Paramount and National General in the early 70s and 80s in charge of Southern publicity and premieres. She managed high-profile promotions and public relations working with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Ernest Borgnine, Evel Knievel, Michael Crichton and Bette Midler, Joan Rivers and others.

She continued her career as a public relations and communications manager with famed restaurateur and entrepreneur, Al Copeland. With Copeland, Wohl managed corporate media relations for Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, an international fast-food chain. She also managed Copeland’s high-profile World Powerboat racing tours, which featured an array of celebrities such as Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, Chuck Norris, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Constantine II of Greece.

Wohl also handled advertising and media relations for New Orleans’ famed Arnaud's restaurant, a position that eventually led her to write the Arnaud’s cookbook.


New Orleans Small Business of the Year

Achiever of the Year

Co-Founder of The Fashion Group’s “Alpha” Awards.

Named Prix De Elegance Best Dressed

National CLIO award for Creativity

ADDY Award for Best Broadcast media, South

Louisiana Restaurant Association volunteer of the year


Wohl, working in her New Orleans studio

Wohl’s artwork has been featured in private and public galleries internationally. Her design commissions range from commercial architectural projects to sculpture and chandeliers; her largest commission was a seven-thousand-pound ceiling sculpture of cast aluminum. Wohl's work is represented in many private collections from New Orleans to New York, Australia, and Colombia.

COLLECTIONS Numerous Private Collections Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, Indiana. Boomtown New Orleans, Louisiana. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Grand Exuma, The Bahamas. Memberships Louisiana Association of Metal Artists Former member of the Board of Directors of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

Wohl resides in New Orleans with her husband, Billy. Her personal website can be found here. An interview with Wohl discussing her personal history with cooking can be found here. Her welding and artwork website can be found here


  1. ^ ISBN 978-1-58980-309-1