Justin Devillier

Justin Devillier

Describe what you love about what you do: I love being part of a team of people that collectively can bring excitement to guests through hospitality.

Why in New Orleans? New Orleans is one of those places where food takes center stage. Whether it is the local's fondness for all things food-related or travelers who plan a whole trip around eating, it makes for a very special environment for professional cooks.

Favorite snowball stand: Hansen's Sno-bliz

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Make breakfast for my daughters, their choice!

Favorite thing to do here to relax: Hanging out in the Bacchanal courtyard

Favorite clothing store: Billy Reid

Justin Devillier

Justin Devillier

What about New Orleans inspires you? The incredible access to creativity.

Favorite place to score things for your home: Lucullus is a great culinary antique store.

Name something about New Orleans that always puts you in a good mood: A nice stroll outside, especially for professional who tend to work inside a lot.

What would people be surprised to know about out you? I like to combat the heat of the summer by getting outside as much as possible and acclimating.

Three items always in your fridge: Pickled jalapenos, assorted berries, and quality cheese

Favorite movie of all time: The Big Lebowski

Name a necessary extravagance: Room service at a great hotel

Favorite museum: The National WWII Museum

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