Recognition for hospitality sector pros usually comes from outside, be it from the media, some Internet accolade or a people’s choice award. This week, the Louisiana Restaurant Association brought back its own awards, and these are different because they come from peers in the business honoring their own.
Many New Orleans names are in the forefront for these awards, which were announced this week during a dinner at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge.
Here are the winners:
Restaurateurs of the Year
Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry, founders of QED Hospitality
The two business partners run the restaurants and bars