Forty under 40 Q&A: Ryan André

(Photos by Amy Martin)

Ryan André, 37

Chef, self-employed

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2012 “Chef to watch” by Louisiana Cooking magazine.
  • Named one of top 10 best known chefs by Louisiana Travel.
  • 2017 “Best chef” by 225 magazine while serving as executive chef at City Pork Brasserie and Bar.
  • Trained under James Beard-awarded chef Tony McPhail of Commanders Palace.

COMMUNITY:

Volunteers his time and cooking talent for a host of nonprofit events and organizations in the Baton Rouge area, including United Way, Woman’s Hospital and Fête Rouge.

WHAT’S THE NEXT BIG PERSONAL OR CAREER CHALLENGE YOU PLAN TO TAKE ON?

“Doing pop-up dinners is my personal challenge. At the moment I am not at liberty to say what my next career challenge will be, but hang on.”

See the entire 2017 Forty under 40 class

 

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