Louisiana Seafood
Louisiana Seafood

Chef Wesley True

Wesley True was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, where he was first interested in becoming a chef while working a pantry position at City Grocery. True pursued his culinary degree at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduating, True worked in some of the best kitchens in Manhattan—most notably the Danube, Bouley, Aquavit, Mesa Grill and Public Restaurant. With the knowledge and passion for cooking he learned in New York, True returned to Alabama to be executive chef at True, where in 2012, he was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: South.

  • 2012 James Beard Foundation Best Chef: South semifinalist
  • 2010 Great American Seafood Cook-Off second place
  • 2012 James Beard Sunday Supper South at Atlanta
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival presenter
  • Featured in: Garden & Gun, Southern Living, USA Today, CNN
  • Alabama Gulf Seafood commercials and representative
  • Alabama Tourism Department’s 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die campaign