David McCelvey rejoins the company as Vice President of Operations and Culinary. In his new role, he will oversee the team of chefs and regional directors at the company’s ten restaurants. McCelvey came to Emeril’s in 1991 as a chef and has worked with Chef Emeril for over 15 years. Serving as Director of Culinary Operations for over seven years, he assisted with the development of restaurants in
Additionally, Doug Doran assumes the position of Director of Operations for Lagasse’s three
“Dave first joined me in the kitchen at Emeril’s many years ago and helped us build the foundation of our restaurants,” says Emeril Lagasse, founder and CEO. “With Chef Dave back on board, and a seasoned professional like Doug Doran joining our team, we will continue to provide the best in hospitality and fine dining to our guests.”
Emeril’s Homebase is located in downtown New Orleans and houses Lagasse’s restaurant operations, as well as culinary, a test kitchen for recipe development, marketing, public relations, finance, and a store front for Lagasse’s signature products.