Palmettos on the Bayou welcomes new Executive Chef Ross Dover
Chef Ross joins Palmettos from Restaurant August in New Orleans, where he was Executive Chef for 3 years and Executive Sous Chef for 2 years. Prior he served as Executive Sous Chef for the Johnny Sanchez Restaurant in New Orleans for 2 years, working directly with Aarón Sánchez, an award-winning chef, TV personality, and cookbook author.
Chef Ross is a Louisiana native, born and raised in Houma. He attended Nicholls State University where he studied Culinary Arts at the John Folse Culinary Institute. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys hunting and fishing, and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He resides in Pearl River, LA with his wife, Paige, and their two children.
“It’s a dream come true to work in this spectacular waterfront setting surrounded by cypress and oak trees,” says Chef Ross. “It’s the perfect setting to enjoy classic Louisiana dishes such as our duck and tasso gumbo, inspired by my grandmother’s recipe, or our contemporary take on fried gulf oysters served with a sweet chili aioli.”
Chef Ross plans to offer seasonal menus focusing on locally sourced ingredients. The Spring menu features crawfish, oysters, fresh squash, morel and chanterelle mushrooms, salads with local heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries.
Palmettos Owner/Operator, Duffel Ramirez, “Chef Ross brings an energy and expertise to Palmettos that is very exciting. We’re all about the Louisiana experience and providing a beautiful place for locals or visitors alike to enjoy the food and culture of our area.”