Chef Slade Rushing

Three-time James Beard Finalist Best Chef South, Executive Chef Slade Rushing, is proud to be upholding the heritage of one of the French Quarter's grand old institutions. A native of southern Mississippi who grew up dining in the Quarter on special occasions, Rushing graduated at the top of his culinary program class at Johnson & Wales University, and went on to gain experience in prestigious kitchens in New Orleans, San Francisco, and New York City. Rushing’s offerings on the Brennan's menu reveal a reverence for the French, Spanish, and Italian influence on New Orleans cuisine, and a recognition of more recently arrived flavors and techniques -- such as Vietnamese -- all enhanced by the highest regard for exceptionally fresh and local.