Chef Susan Spicer to reign as Grand Marshal of Nyx _lowres

Celebrity chef Susan Spicer, pictured here in 2009, whas been named Grand Marshal for the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade, scheduled to roll Uptown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

New Orleans celebrity chef Susan Spicer will reign as Grand Marshal for the Mystic Krewe of Nyx when the all-female krewe rolls at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 on the traditional Uptown parade route.

Spicer, who owns Bayona in the French Quarter and Mondo in Lakeview, will lead the krewe’s 1,230 members in its third annual parade. Born in Key West, Spicer was inducted into James Beard’s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America” in 2010 and is the author of the cookbook “Crescent City Cooking.”

“We are thrilled to have Chef Spicer join us,” said Nyx captain and president Julie Lea. “We thought she would be a perfect fit as a local celebrity doing wonderful things in New Orleans.”