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Meet Our Chef, Benjamin Sarrat
Benjamin Sarrat spent 20 years working in kitchens in and around the city. Learning the trade and rising through the ranks, he spent the past five years as Executive Sous Chef at Lacote and René's Bistrot before rising to his current position of Executive Chef at MiLa, located inside the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel near the city's renowned French Quarter.
A native of New Orleans, Sarrat discovered a love of cooking early on in life. Fishing and hunting trips with his father would often result in a decision to "let Ben cook it." The young Sarrat slowly but surely made his way into the world of food despite coming from what he admits was not a particularly cooking-inclined family.
What makes New Orleans such a great food city for Sarrat? "All the different flavors, the melting pot that reflects the city's history. We have influences from West Africa, from France and Spain, and this is directly reflected in the food just as it is in the architecture." With the New Orleans culinary scene growing by leaps and bounds in the past decade, Sarrat continues to find inspiration in his surroundings, letting it season his own work.