James Beard Award winner
Title: Executive Chef and Owner
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington DC
Establishment: Bayou Bakery
Why he's a big deal: His first cookbook, DamGoodSweet - Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth New Orleans Style was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Dessert Cookbooks”. He was a finalist for both the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the American Category and won the James Beard Award in the Baking and Dessert Cookbook category.