Café Reconcile is a special place in New Orleans; founded in 1996, it’s dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk youth ages 16-24 through workforce development programs, providing job training, mentorship and the opportunity to learn life skills. Now at the helm of Café Reconcile as Executive Chef is Chef Martha Wiggins. Wiggins previously served as executive chef of Sylvain, where she was honored on The Times-Picayune’s list of Chefs to Watch 2015, Gambit’s 2015 Emerging Chefs list and semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Award (2017) and Best Chef South (2018). Additionally, Wiggins joined the team for the opening of the Elysian Bar in Hotel Peter & Paul. Now, as Executive Chef at Café Reconcile, Wiggins is mentoring the next generation of chefs.