Restaurant R’evolution Announces New General Manager Ochoa, Assistant General Manager Sterling
NEW ORLEANS — Restaurant R’evolution, the renowned fine-dining establishment located at 777 Bienville St. inside the newly renovated Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel, has named Luis Ochoa general manager and Patrick Sterling assistant general manager.
Ochoa provides more than a decade of experience within a fine dining environment, including expertise in guest relations and development, team management, development of operation procedures and managing sales and inventory. He joined the restaurant team in 2015 as the assistant general manager, and he previously served as restaurant manager to other New Orleans staples including Emeril’s New Orleans, NOLA Restaurant and Atchafalaya.
“Restaurant R’evolution brings the best of Louisiana cuisine and Southern hospitality to every guest who walks through our doors,” said Ochoa. “It’s an honor to lead this team, and I’m excited to have a part in our legacy right here in the French Quarter.”
Sterling has more than 15 years of experience in the cocktail, mixology and hospitality industries. He joined the Restaurant R’evolution team early last year as the manager of Bar R’evolution, which offers chef-driven, seasonal cocktails inspired by modern takes on "gilded age" libations from the pre-Prohibition era. Sterling has also received numerous beverage industry trainings and certifications, including the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource Group B.A.R 5-day program, The Midwest Wine School WSET program and Gary Regan’s Master of Service “Cocktails in the Country” class.
“I’m excited to serve the role of assistant general manager at this culinary treasure,” said Sterling. “I look forward to working closely with Luis to continue ensuring our guests receive an unforgettable experience each time they visit Restaurant R’evolution.”
Ochoa and Sterling recently oversaw the restaurant’s fifth anniversary VIP celebration, accompanied by the culinary creativity of Chef de Cuisine Jana Billiot and Pastry Chef Blake Abene, along with the expertise of Wine Director Steven Russett.
Founded in June 2012 and overseen by world-renowned Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, Restaurant R’evolution offers an unparalleled fine dining experience, evolving the food of the seven nations that formed Louisiana’s culture and cuisine. Ranked one of New Orleans’ Best Restaurants by Zagat, R’evolution is internationally known for its imaginative reinterpretations of classic Creole and Cajun cuisine.
“In the midst of our five-year anniversary, we have so much to celebrate at Restaurant R’evolution,” said Chef Folse. “We’re thrilled to have Luis and Patrick overseeing the restaurant, and their leadership is sure to continue our growth and success in providing a truly unique fine-dining experience.”