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Culinary Weekend with Chef Justin Devillier
Join us in Greenwood, Mississippi on June 20-22, 2014 for a Culinary Weekend with Chef Justin Devillier, Executive Chef and Owner La Petite Grocery (New Orleans, LA).
Justin Devillier was raised in Dana Point, California, a small beach town in South Orange County. The bounty of local seafood inspired Justin to enter the culinary industry and after working in local restaurants right out of high school, he decided to focus all of his time on becoming a chef. In 2003, Devillier moved to New Orleans and cooked in the kitchens of Bacco, Stella and Peristyle. Devillier joined the La Petite Grocery team in 2004 and became sous chef a year later. After Hurricane Katrina, he helped re-build La Petite Grocery's infrastructure by managing the daily specials and training the new line cooks. In February 2007, he was promoted to executive chef and was named a 2008 "Chef to Watch" by Louisiana Cookin magazine and the Times-Picayune. In 2009, the New Orleans City Business Culinary Connoisseurs named him one of the city's best chefs and also recognized La Petite Grocery as "Best Neighborhood Restaurant".
He and his wife Mia bought La Petite Grocery in 2010 and he has since been named a James Beard Award finalist in 2012 and 2013 for Best Chef - South. When he has free time, he can be found fishing or on the beach with his wife and two young daughters. Devillier can also be seen on the current season of Bravo TV's Top Chef - New Orleans.
One and two night packages available, starting at $600 double occupancy. For more information, please call 662.451.6713 or 866.451.6713 to book your weekend culinary getaway.