Charly Pierre

Head Chef and Co-Owner, Fritai, New Orleans, USA

Charly Pierre is co-owner and head chef of Fritati, a restaurant in St. Roch Market, New Orleans. Growing in his Haitian household, naturally educated him on dishes deeply rooted in the family's past. He received Zagat's 30 under 30, Eater's National Young-guns, and has made numerous TV appearances including his winning Food Network's Chopped competition in 2017. Apart from food, contributing to the community was always a major driver in his work. He has held numerous fundraisers for Haiti. He now hosts 'The Culture Talks', a series of community forums focused on male self-awareness in a patriarchal society. These discussion groups aim to stimulate male conversation on women's rights, masculinity and gender equality. By the time Charly had graduated high school in Cambridge Massachusetts, he had already run the line at his restaurant and received a scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating and working 5 years in Boston before moving to New Orleans.


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