Chef Ryan Gaudet 2022 Des Allemands Spahr's Seafood Chef Ryan Gaudet was born and raised in Thibodaux, LA and currently resides in Raceland. Ryan started cooking at home at the age of 13 and began his career of 26 year’s experience as a dishwasher at Flanagan’s in Thibodaux. Ryan continued working for other local restaurants around the Lafourche and Terrebonne bayous until he later graduated from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute in 2005. Chef Gaudet apprenticed for several restaurants in the Chicago area, most notably Moto, under the late Omar Cantu. He is the people’s choice award winner for the 2015 LRA Bayou Chapter Culinary Showcase. Chef Gaudet is the Chief of operations and executive chef for Spahr’s Seafood, managing the operations of 3 Spahr’s units located in Galliano, Thibodaux, and Des Allemands and also Malt and Burger, an old school drive in burger and shake joint in Thibodaux. When not at work, Ryan is fishing out of his kayak-He loves catching Louisiana seafood just as much as he loves cooking it.