SUSAN SPICER Susan’s experience and history includes being the chef of Savoir Faire and the Bistro at Maison deVille as well as chef and co-owner with Regina Keever of Bayona in the French Quarter. She was a founding partner and chef of Herbsaint Restaurant with former Bayona sous chef Donald Link. Susan has made many guest appearances around the world. She has studied other cultures and foods and has brought that knowledge and experience into the kitchen of Mondo. Susan and her family live in the Lakeview neighborhood where her new restaurant is located.
JENNI RAINOSEK LYNCH discovered her passion for fine dining and hospitality 20 years ago while working her way through the ranks at Gautreau’s. After a stint at New York City’s Aquagrill, she returned to New Orleans to manage Bayona. Working closely with co-owners Susan Spicer and Regina Keever, Jenni was able to combine her tough New York City lessons with the gentle, classic service of New Orleans fine dining. In 2010, when Susan launched Mondo, she knew she needed Jenni to lead the front-of-house team and oversee the day-to-day operations of this neighborhood restaurant with friendly professional service.
EASON BARKSDALE hails from Fairhope, AL, and graduated from LSU in music and anthropology, then headed to culinary school in Portland, OR. He completed his culinary degree with Chef Susan at Bayona, where he remained for 5 years and worked his way up to Sous Chef. From Boston to L.A., Eason has traveled and worked for a variety of events and chefs, alongside such luminaries as Daniel Boulud, Nancy Silverton, and Owen Clark. His instinct for excellence, his culinary curiosity and friendly nature make him the perfect choice for Chef Spicer to represent her globally inspired menu at Mondo.
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