November 7, 2015
CBS This Morning
Chef John Besh is a native son of southern Louisiana and he's dedicated to its culinary riches and its traditions.
He left his beloved South to train in France and Germany, but when it was time, he returned home and put down roots in New Orleans. And he became its most steadfast ambassador -- never more so than after hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005.
His talent and drive have made him one of the most respected and celebrated chefs in America today. He has twelve restaurants, including August, Luke, Domenica, and Shaya.
He is the author of four cookbooks, including his latest, "Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes."
In 2014, the James Beard Foundation inducted him into "who's who in food and beverage."