Gerard “Jerry” Amato, a chef and co-owner of the nationally known Mother’s Restaurant, died Saturday, according to a report. He was 65.
Amato and his brother, John, purchased Mother’s Restaurant from the founders’ children, Simon and Mary “Mother” Landry, WWL reported.
A New Orleans native, Amato later put his own spin on classic dishes, including jambalaya, crawfish etouffee and bread pudding.
Mother’s Restaurant will be closed Thursday for a memorial, WWL reported. Funeral arrangements are pending.