Food & Wine Profiles Syrena as She Graduates from ICC

The Next Generation of New Orleans Chefs

BY CHELSEA MORSE | POSTED AUGUST 17, 2012 AT 1:51PM EDT

“Here at F&W we’re crazy about the amazing food that our chef heroes make every single day, but we’re even more excited when they’re passionate about passing the torch on to the next generation of culinary leaders. Legendary chef John Besh has set out on a new mission: diversifying the chef community of New Orleans, enlisting native sons and daughters to preserve the city’s venerable culinary traditions.

‘Most of our young professional chefs look eerily similar to myself,’ says Besh. ‘Our kitchens were missing the minorities of the inner city who were not enjoying the same success or chance to get the kind of culinary education that is priceless in a kitchen.’”

Read more about Syrena’s graduation, her party at City Grit, and Chefs Move! on Food & Wine’s website: http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2012/8/17/the-next-generation-of-new-orleans-chefs.