Once again, I was speechless as I left Chef Gary’s Deja Vu restaurant. Once again the food was amazing and his restaurant was packed that night. I have much respect and admiration for what he’s doing and how he’s representing for New Orleans. He’s keeping the tradition and culture of New Orleans rolling even in Memphis. The shouts of “Who Dat!!!” coming from the kitchen by Chef Gary and while I was there, there was at least 2 people that also wanted to interview him. His popularity is growing and so is his restaurant. He was recently named one of the top 25 chefs in Memphis by the Memphis Business Journal and there was a way for you to vote for Chef Gary, but the competition has been suspended.
Fun fact for you: Chef Gary Williams had no previous culinary experience and didn’t go to school for it either. He went to Southern University In New Orleans and majored in Business. He credits all his teachings to his mother, grandmother, and other chefs he has watched over the years. That is very inspirational to me and its just a bonus that he’s from the same neighborhood I grew up in New Orleans. His restaurant is doing well and he has 5 other locations also. I really enjoyed doing a story about him because he’s very humble and he’s just a great person with a great heart. You can tell by talking to him that he loves what he’s doing and he’s not cocky but confident. He’s truly somebody who knows their craft and I wish him all the best for his restaurant. For the full story, go to https://403miles.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=65