- Chef de Cuisine
This classic American success story began in 1993 when Ernest Prejean, a Lafayette native, accepted a job as the new dishwasher at Prejean's Restaurant. After only a year, Ernest Prejean began an upward trek toward the position he has held since 2005, Chef de Cuisine.
Prejean has won some 36 medals from various culinary competitions locally and nationally. In 2004, Prejean won Best of Show at the Acadiana Culinary Classic with his veal creation. His last entries in the 2007 Baton Rouge Culinary Classic earned him two more Gold medals.
As Chef de Cuisine, Prejean manages all aspects of one of Louisiana's busiest kitchens. From overseeing daily operations to assisting with the development of new recipes, Prejean is a mild mannered man who upholds the standard of excellence guests have come to expect from Prejean's Restaurant.