Brian Landry ’94 Leads All-Jesuit Team in Food Network’s Iron Chef

Posted December 20, 2017 / Last updated December 20, 2017

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Team Jesuit (left to right): Landry, Whitmore, Harrison

Brian Landry, a Class of 1994 Blue Jay, recently competed on the Food Network’s Iron Chef Showdown. Landry is chef at Borgne restaurant in the New Orleans Central Business District. Previously, he worked as head chef and spokesperson for the Louisiana Seafood Board, and spent five years as the executive chef at Galatoire’s before opening Borgne in 2011.

Brian Landry '94, David Whitmore, and Farrell Harrison in the midst of the showdown

Brian Landry ’94 (left), Farrell Harrison ’03, and David Whitmore ’90 in the midst of the showdown

To get to the showdown with Iron Chef Stephanie Izard, Landry had to dispose of Chicago chef Ryan McCasky in a pork belly cook-off. Just before the judges announced Izard as the winner of the 5-course yellowfin tuna showdown, Landry said, “Win or lose, I think my team represented itself as Iron Chef worthy.” Team Landry could just as well have been labeled Team Jesuit as David Whitmore ’90 and Farrell Harrison ’03 served as Brian’s sous chefs.

Landry was on his way to a biology degree, took the MCAT, and interviewed with medical schools before telling everyone that he was going to culinary school. There he discovered his true passion, which he will share in more detail with Jesuit underclassmen at Career Day on January 24, 2018.

Jesuit High School congratulates Chef Brian Landry ’94 and his team on their great accomplishments!