Chef Tory McPhail
Executive Chef, Commander's Palace
New Orleans, LA
February 10-12, 2017
Tory McPhail is the James Beard Award Winning Executive Chef at the venerable Commander's Palace. Tory originally joined the Commander's team when he was just 19. He worked diligently through all 12 stations of the kitchen, honing his craft and making a positive impression on his boss. After stints at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL; the Michelin-starred L'Escargot in London and its sister restaurant, the Michelin two-star Picasso Room; and the Caribbean/Creole-intensive Mongoose Restaurant in the U.S. Virgin Islands, McPhail returned to the Commander's family as Executive Sous Chef at Commander's Palace Las Vegas. Though he loved his job there, he returned to the Big Easy where the Brennan family named him Executive Chef of the original Commander's Palace in January 2002. Today, McPhail continues his dedication to creating and sustaining strong relationships with local purveyors, as well as executing exciting dishes in the Commander's kitchen.