Chef Cory Bahr
2021 Monroe, Parish Restaurant

Cory is a culinary and economic leader in Louisiana and deeply involved in the conservation of his beloved South. His newest project is Parish Restaurant located in Monroe, LA. Parish is an inventive take on classic Southern dishes utilizing live fire cooking that makes use of all the flavors, technique and heritage of his beloved Delta region.
Honoring everything that’s important in his South -- community, culture, and culinary heritage -- Cory presents honest dishes with a strong sense of place, for which he has earned a national recognition. He's been recognized as Food & Wine's 'People’s Best New Chef' in America, he’s been featured on Food Network as a Food Network Star Finalist, Food & Wine's 'People’s Best New Chef' Gulf Coast, Taste of the South "Taste 50", Food Network’s Chopped! Champion, King of Louisiana Seafood, and Louisiana Cookin’ magazine's 'Chef to Watch'.

2011 King