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Susan Spicer
Susan Spicer

Susan Spicer


New Orleans, LA USA

"I was looking for something I wanted to do, and I knew it was out there in the world somewhere, but I just didn't know what it was."

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Susan's work combines: Business, Food, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I'm an award winning chef and restaurateur in New Orleans.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Graduated from high school, went to one year of college and got restless.

  • 2.

    Traveled around the U.S. to figure out what she wanted to do.

  • 3.

    Moved back to New Orleans and started cooking socially.

  • 4.

    Realized that cooking for others was the calling she'd been looking for.

  • 5.

    Says there's nothing better than a big crawfish boil, interacting with the people around you, hearing their stories.

  • 6.

    Calls cooking a "medium" she's very comfortable with, much like an artist.

  • 7.

    In 1993, won a James Beard Award, widely considered the highest honor in the culinary arts.

  • 8.

    Her New Orleans restaurant, Bayona, is widely considered to be one of the best in America.