Rising Star Chef Jonathan Wright of The Grill Room at The Windsor Court Hotel - Biography

New Orleans, LA

June 2003

Chef Jonathan Wright has an illustrious past. He’s had experience at Raffles Hotel in Singapore and circled the globe to Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons in London, one of the only Michelin 2 star establishments in the UK.

In 2000, Wright opened his own restaurant, La Gousse D’ail, (“the garlic clove”) in Oxford, UK. It was touted as “thrilling” and his style was described as “extravagance and exactitude in equal measure.”

Wright then moved on to the Big Easy. Before he began cooking at The Grill Room, he made sure to take a tour of New Orleans, locating quality purveyors of herbs, seafood, meat, and vegetables. He planned to meld his culinary style with New Orleans’ bounty, with a marriage of his classical training and sensibilities into a bold, contemporary look and taste. He likes to contrast textures and temperatures, but lets the flavor speak for his food, an approach that won him a 2003 StarChefs.com Rising Stars Award.