Melissa Araujo

Neighborhood: CHALMETTE


Alma Cafe | Araujo Restaurant Group | Saveur Catering


Melissa Araujo


Melissa Araujo

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO The fact that I am able to feed the souls of others and share my life, travels, and experiences with the world through my cooking. Every dish I create is inspired by a memory and I get to share that with others while they create new memories. WHY NEW ORLEANS? This is home. Five generations of my family are here. WHAT YOU SEE AS OUR FUTURE Preserving our culture — we're a melting pot and that's a beautiful thing. SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW I love photography and am into martial arts FAVORITE RESTAURANT La Petite Grocery FAVORITE BAR Barrel Proof FAVORITE WALK Chalmette Battlefield FAVORITE SIMPLE INDULGENCE Poboys FAVORITE MUSEUM NOMA FAVORITE COCKTAIL Chef's Old Fashioned at Alma FAVORITE ALBUM OF ALL TIME A Night at the Opera - Queen FAVORITE DESTINATION Europe FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP Hug Charlotte, my black English lab. ADVICE TO YOUR TWENTY-YEAR OLD SELF Learn patience.

This article appeared in our A-List 2022 issue of Adore