John Besh is the James Beard Award-winning chef of Restaurant August and five other restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana.
John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of
southern Louisiana. At each of his six acclaimed restaurants (August, Besh Steak, LÃ¼ke, La Provence, American
Sector, and Domenica)
as well as in his entrepreneurial pursuits, his cookbook (My New Orleans),
and his public activities, he celebrates the bounty and traditions of the
A former U.S. Marine, Besh has been honored by Food & Wine
("Top 10 Best New Chefs in America"), Gourmet Magazine
("Guide to America's Best Restaurants"), Food Arts (Silver
Spoon Award), and the James Beard Foundation (Best Chef - Southeast). John Besh
is a frequent guest chef on NBC's Today Show and has appeared on top
programs on the Food Network and the Sundance Channel.