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La Petite Grocery Roast Chicken
La Petite Grocery Roast Chicken
La Petite Grocery Fried Oysters
La Petite Grocery Fried Oysters

Chef Justin Devillier

Call it the audacity of hope. Arriving in New Orleans from California and with no formal culinary training, Justin Devillier decided he would become a chef in one of the most competitive restaurant cities in the world. He worked at Bacco, Stella then Peristyle before joining La Petite Grocery in 2004 as a line cook. Six years later he bought the restaurant with his wife Mia Freiberger-Devillier focusing on traditional Southern ingredients done with a contemporary flair.

His peers have noticed. Chef Justin has been named a James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: South for 2012 through 2015 and then finally won the award in 2016. He was also a fav favorite as a finalist on Top Chef: New Orleans. In 2015 he and Mia opened the more casual Balise in the Warehouse District to a host of good reviews.

Uptown or down, the Freiberger-Devilliers have made a name for themselves in a city with more than a few masterful chefs. 

Justin Devillier Restaurants