Chef Cory Bahr + Kinloch
Cory Bahr is the Owner & Founder of Parish Restaurant, Standard Coffee Co. and Heritage Catering in Monroe, Louisiana, where he was born and raised. Cory inherited a passion for the great outdoors and cooking—spending weekends at the family hunting camp, running fishing lines, and hunting whatever was in season.
Cory is a culinary and economic leader in Louisiana, deeply invested in the conservation methods for sustainable foods. He is a Culinary Ambassador for the state of Louisiana and has been recognized for his culinary talents both regionally and nationally. He was a Food Network Star Finalist in 2017, he also Beat Bobby Flay, Food & Wine named him "People's Best New Chef" in America in 2015 and “People’s Best New Chef” Gulf Coast in 2014. He was named to the Taste of the South's "Taste 50” in 2015, and in 2012, Cory became a Food Network’s Chopped! Champion . Cory was also named to the list of Louisiana Cookin’ “Chef’s to Watch” in 2011.