Amy didn’t follow the typical path of a New Orleans chef. No years in culinary school or kitchen stints at marquee restaurants. She was wired for cooking and entertaining as a kid, watching her parents’ elaborate southern dinner parties unfold. In 2005, Amy did some deep-down soul-searching and walked away from a career in pharmaceutical sales to pursue her true love: cooking, teaching, and entertaining. In 2012, Amy opened Langlois as a next-generation interactive dining restaurant in the Marigny. Four years later, Amy took Langlois “mobile” to reach a wider audience, and closed the brick-and-mortar restaurant. Today, Amy is the ringleader of the Langlois traveling culinary circus.
Langlois has received local, regional and national praise, including selection as one of the “Best Cooking Schools Around the World” by Travel + Leisure. Amy was named one of Southern Living magazine’s “Southerners of the Year” in 2016. In 2015, Amy was honored in Gambit’s annual 40 Under 40 list in 2015, and nominated for “The Best Chefs of Louisiana: Up and Coming Chefs” (2014) by the prestigious American Culinary Federation. In 2012, Amy won the GSN’s reality show cooking competition, “Beat the Chefs.” Amy is also the author of the award-winning “Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family & Food after Katrina.”
When she’s not cooking, traveling, or hosting private culinary events around New Orleans, Chef Amy hosts “New Orleans by Mouth,” a weekly radio program on WRBH 88.3 FM.
** And yes, she is the Chef Amy as seen on Swamp People. Season 12, episode 7. This Cajun girl really isn’t afraid to get dirty and do the hard work and hopes that Troy and Pickle will let her really get into it again and would love for them to cook with her in the kitchen.