Corporate Culinary Director,
Tchefuncte's Restaurant & The Anchor
An heir of culinary intuition, Chef Michael Gottlieb has an impressive background as a multifaceted chef and baker. At just 17 years old Gottlieb began his culinary education at Johnson & Wales and has since worked in dozens of fine-dining kitchens around the country including The Inn at Perry Cabin, The Inn at Little Washington and The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group amongst others. He was the youngest operator of the former Gottlieb’s Bakery, a 110-year-old institution in Savannah, Georgia where he’s from. In 2016 Gottlieb was awarded for his creative excellence by the James Beard Foundation and in 2019 he made his return to Louisiana to open Tchefuncte’s and The Anchor.
With a passion for foraging wild ingredients and sourcing only the best meat, seafood and produce, Gottlieb’s food is as seasonal and fresh as it comes. By weaving years of experience and a love of music into his cooking, all his dishes come with a creative, storied past that are sure to ignite food memories for all. When not at the helm of the kitchens at Tcheuncte’s and The Anchor, Michael enjoys listening to live music and traveling.