Former Cane & Table executive chef, Jason Klutts, will become the next executive chef at Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails, the French Quarter restaurant owned by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts. Nathan Richard, who formerly held the position at Kingfish, left for Cavan during the first week of March.
Like Richard, Klutts is a Louisiana native. He attended Chef John Folse Culinary Institute following a 4-month Alliance Program at Institut Paul Bocuse in Écully, France. He has worked in New York as a sous chef at The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges (where guests could relish a $20 club sandwich while sitting in extraordinarily comfy, $1200 chairs) and as chef de cuisine at Monument Lane (a “Colonial-inflected tavern” with “some deliberate nods to the South”). According to a press release, “he was then offered the opportunity to become Executive Chef at Benny’s Chop House in Chicago.” In the past three years, Klutts’ dance card has been filled with Cure & Co. spots. In addition to Cane & Table, he oversaw the kitchens at Cure and Cafe Henri. He’s won numerous awards in the culinary field.
“We are thrilled to have Chef Jason join us at Kingfish,” states Marv Ammari, Chief Executive Officer for Creole Cuisine. “He is an innovative chef, and we are excited for him to bring his fresh, original ideas to the table… continuing to move our menu forward.”