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Chef Besh grew up in southern Louisiana and has set the benchmark for fine dining in New Orleans. Besh’s talent and drive have earned him continuous kudos. Food & Wine named him one of the “Top 10 Best New Chefs in America.” He won the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Southeast in 2006, and was awarded Food Arts’ Silver Spoon Award in 2009 for revitalizing the culinary legacy of New Orleans.
John Besh is a frequent guest chef on the NBC Today Show, and has appeared on top programs on The Food Network and the Sundance Channel, as well.
A former U.S. Marine, Chef Besh is proud to have partnered with Baton Rouge-based emergency reconstruction specialists Arkel International, for which he creates high quality ready-to-eat meals for distribution to thousands of emergency response teams and sustained strategic operations.