Born in California, Chef Justin Devillier became a “forever” resident of New Orleans when he moved there in 2003. With no formal culinary training, he began working in the kitchens of restaurants such as Bacco, Stella, and Peristyle and joined the staff of La Petite Grocery in 2004. He became Executive Chef in 2007 after helping re-establish the restaurant after Hurricane Katrina. He and his wife bought La Petite Grocery in 2010, and he has since been nominated in 2012 and 2013 as a finalist by The James Beard Foundation for the Best Chef South Award. Justin has been an avid fisherman since childhood and tries to make it out on the water at least one day a week, chasing salt water game fish. His favorite junk food is pork cracklin.
The Latest from Justin
Nicholas Elmi and Justin Devillier Score Beard Nominations
The 'Top Chef' stars are up for one of food industry's most prestigious awards.
After The Knife: Justin
Justin believes he could’ve won Top Chef.
LCK Ep 8: Louis vs. Justin
Can Justin out-cook the current champ, or will he become another notch on Louis’ knife?
College Cafeteria Faves -- The Dishes
Ep 11: The cheftestants went back to college to create cafeteria-appropriate dishes for 500 LSU freshmen.
The Chefs Go Back to College
Ep 11: Musician Questlove judges the Quickfire, before the cheftestants go back to college, serving 500 LSU freshman!
Home Sweet Home -- The Dishes
Ep 10: See pics of the meals that reminded the chefs of home, and hopefully impressed New Orleans native Anthony Mackie.
The Chefs Make "Home-Cooked" Meals
Ep 10:The cheftestants dig deep cooking something personal that reminds them of home, as they serve for Leah Chase and Anthony Mackie.