Chef Cory Bahr
2014 Owner & Executive Chef - Restaurant Cotton

Chef Cory Bahr graduated from a challenging institute he refers to as, "the School of Grandmother’s Kitchen" in North Mississippi. Bahr was born in Monroe, La., and raised by his grandparents. "My grandmother is, to this day, the best cook I know. She taught me to cook within the confines of the seasons with what is fresh and good."
In May 2011, Bahr successfully competed against 12 other Louisiana chefs for the title of King of Louisiana Seafood. He has spent the past year traveling the country as a representative of the Louisiana seafood industry.
In December 2011 Cory opened Restaurant Cotton, his highly personal tribute to Louisiana's North Delta culture and heritage foods. He refers to his culinary style as "North Delta Cuisine."
Cory was named a Chef to Watch by Louisiana Cookin’ magazine in 2011, has been featured in Garden and Gun magazine, Sante, Louisiana Life, and Fine Cooking. In early June of this year, Cory won first place defeating three other Chefs on the Food Network's "Chopped" reality show.