City Pork announced Tuesday afternoon the hiring of two new chefs.
The hospitality group has named chef Mike Brewer the corporate chef of the restaurant group, which houses City Pork Deli & Charcuterie and City Pork Brasserie & Bar. Chef Scott Gautreau will take over as executive chef of the Brasserie & Bar, at 7327 Jefferson Highway.
According to a press release, the two chefs' "innovative personalities and knowledge of charcuterie, Louisiana seafood, service, wine, management, and sales pair perfectly with the vision and direction of City Group Hospitality."
Brewer is the former King of Louisiana Seafood. He has been in the New Orleans restaurant scene since 1999. There, he worked for Brennan's, then in 2006, he opened Jackson in the Irish channel. In 2007, he moved to Commander's Palace, heading the wine and liquor programs of the famed Crescent City restaurant. In 2013, he opened The Sammich.
"Mike's focus is, and always has been, his love of local, fresh products combined with his creative flavor combinations," the press release said. "He is thrilled to be directing the culinary team at City Pork where smoke, charcuterie, and the flavors of Louisiana are always in the forefront."
Gautreau is a Baton Rouge native and graduate of Catholic High School. He started at Commander's Palace in 1997 and was then recruited to Houston to work as a sous chef at the Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa. More recently, Scott returned to the capital city to work as a sales manager for a national food service distributor.
"Scott has now returned to his first love, cooking," the press release said.
Gautreau replaces Ryan André, who resigned from City Pork Brasserie & Bar earlier this month to follow other opportunities.
City Pork has been in the news a lot lately, starting with its "amicable split" of its two owners, Stephen Hightower and Trey Williams. While Hightower took over the City Pork properties, Williams is now independently operating Southfin Southern Poké.
City Pork Kitchen & Bar, at 6721 Exchequer Drive, closed at the end of August and will become the second location of KC's Grill.
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