Per Brandon “ever since I can remember I've wanted to be a chef and to make people smile by cooking for them. There was never another option for me." Raised on a farm in Marrero just outside of New Orleans, Brandon doesn’t remember the family going to the store much as they raised their own chickens and beef and used whatever was growing outside in the fields for their table.
Over four days I dined on food from some of the best chefs in the Big Easy as well as some up and coming culinary superstars. I stopped in at one of my favorite New Orleans eateries, Louisiana Bistro, where Chef Mars served up course after tasty course.