chef ryan andre


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about chef ryan

Chef and owner of Soji Modern Asian, Ryan Andre has always loved the flavors of Louisiana cuisine. A native of Gonzales, his passion for cooking was fueled by his first job in a kitchen at J. Alexander’s in Baton Rouge in 2000. He further honed his skills at the Louisiana Culinary Institute, graduating valedictorian of two classes in 2007. He then started working all positions of the line at the heralded Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. He returned to Baton Rouge in 2007 and worked as a Kitchen Manager in several restaurants including Mandina’s, Stroube’s and Capital City Grill. In 2009 he returned to Commander’s Palace to refine his skills and further develop his cooking technique.

Ryan returned to Baton Rouge as the Chef at Le Creole in 2010 where He won numerous culinary awards by using his God given talent of plate presentations and flavor profiling. Among the awards was the 2012 “Chef to Watch” from Louisiana Cookin magazine. He was also featured on TV shows including Out da Bayou with John Jackson and Louisiana Sportsman TV.

Since 2014, God has led Ryan to continue his growth by taking Executive Chef positions where he loves to take Louisiana dishes and put a progressive international spin on them. He is constantly creating new dishes to transform his menu with the seasons.

Ryan is now running a series of pop-up dinners in anticipation of a big announcement in the spring of 2018.

Ryan is a Faith filled man, devoted husband and proud father of two children that consume his time when he is not in the kitchen creating.

*Excerpts from Visit Baton Rouge.



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