CHEF NIGEL HENDERSON
Nigel's career in culinary arts started in 2008, after departing a successful career in the entertainment industry. Nigel is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu as well as Morehouse College. Nigel has worked in kitchens spanning from Los Angeles to New Orleans. In New Orleans, Nigel learned under the tutelage of Chef/icon Leah Chase and her grandson Chef Edgar "Dooky" Chase IV. In Los Angeles Nigel worked at The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, & The Peninsula Beverly Hills. More recently he was The Executive Chef for WME/IMG's Corporate Restaurant Jack & Ben's.
Nigel started TheFeast.LA, with the goal of creating memorable food experiences while using locally sourced and sustainable products. He has provided services for Hollywood elite, national music festivals, film productions & local fundraisers.
In 2013 Nigel was instrumental in bringing #Hashtaglunchbag to New Orleans, LA. In May of this same year he created The Nola Truck, a Food Truck specializing in giving Creole & Southern cuisine a contemporary twist. The truck has been featured on local news, Travel + Escape’s Rebel Without a Kitchen, & Adam Richman’s Fandemonium. Currently Nigel splits his time between Curating Culinary Events, Cooking for Private Clients, Teaching Cooking Classes at The Gourmandise School, and Producing & Hosting The Gumbo Pot Podcast .