Chef Ben Fidelak
2020 Natchitoches The Mariners Restaurant

Chef Ben Fidelak’s passion for cooking started at an early age while working as a line cook in his father’s restaurant in Northern Ontario, Canada.  His skills were honed years later when he opened Maison Louisiane Catering in 2001 and then The Levee Restaurant in 2016 with his wife and business partner Keri.  They along with their children, Lauren & Graeme, have spent many years traveling the globe in search of adventure and unique dining experiences. 
In 2018 Chef Ben sailed from Cape Town, South Africa to French Guyana traveling more than 5,800 nautical miles stopping at many countries along the way.  Chef Ben’s culinary focus is to create signature dishes using inspiration from his travels while infusing a Southern Flair, true to the historic roots of Louisiana cuisine.  
Mariner’s Restaurant is the culmination of 20 years of the Fidelak’s adventures to over 40 unique and amazing countries.  And a few amazing stateside regions as well!  Our dining, wine and cocktail menus have been crafted to reflect the global influence of our travel with offerings from some of our favorite destinations such as Croatia, South Africa, Switzerland, France, Poland, Greece, Italy, Austria and more.  We invite you to sit back and enjoy your journey with us.