Creole Cuisine Hires Chef Cook To Oversee Tommy’s Cuisine, NOSH

Chef Eric Cook

NEW ORLEANS — Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts has hired Chef Eric Cook as the new executive chef to oversee Tommy’s Cuisine and NOSH in the Warehouse District.

         Cook comes to Creole Cuisine with nearly 25 years of culinary experience garnered from the kitchens of Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, and American Sector, with a stint in research and development. Most recently, Cook served as the executive chef of Bourbon House.

         “We are thrilled to have Chef Eric join Creole Cuisine,” states Marv Ammari, Creole Cuisine CEO said. “He is passionate about his craft, and he brings fresh, innovative ideas to the table continuing to move our menus forward.”

         Chef Cook will maintain the classic Italian menu that Tommy’s has served since it opened in 2003, reps said. Tommy Andrade, Tommy’s longtime owner, has remained as the restaurant operator since Creole Cuisine purchased Tommy’s Restaurant Group in 2016. “Marv and the Ammari family were friends and customers of mine for many years, and it has been great working with them this past year,” said Andrade. “I am thrilled they have brought Chef Eric in to oversee the kitchen. His talent and enthusiasm will bring many new successes for the restaurant group.”

         In addition to the kitchen operations for Tommy’s and NOSH, Chef Cook will also manage their banquet operations and all private dining events.

         Born and raised in New Orleans, Chef Cook is a combat veteran who served six years in the United States Marine Corps before attending the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. He is an award-winning chef, winning the national Chef’s Taste Challenge in 2016, first place in the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries competition, Whole Hog Champion at Hogs for the Cause, and the top award for Culinary Excellence from Centerplate. In 2017, he was a finalist in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-off.

         Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts includes upscale restaurants (Broussard’s, Kingfish, The Bombay Club, Boulevard American Bistro, Tommy’s Cuisine, and NOSH), casual restaurants (Royal House Oyster Bar, Bayou Burger & Sports Company, LeBayou Restaurant, Pier 424 Seafood Market, Chartres House, Café Maspero, The Original Pierre Maspero’s, and Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar), multiple Big Easy Café and Daiquiris, as well as special event venues, Bourbon Vieux and Marché. Creole Cuisine was recently named for the second year in a row as a “Top Workplace” in the New Orleans area by NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune.

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