Emeril’s Homebase Announces Chef to Helm Meril, Lagasse’s 4th NOLA Restaurant

March 15, 2016

EMERIL’S RESTAURANTS VETERAN CHEF WILL AVELAR TO HELM MERIL, EMERIL LAGASSE’S NEWEST CONCEPT OPENING IN NEW ORLEANS

Emeril’s Homebase has announced the appointment of Emeril’s alumnus Chef Will Avelar as Chef de Cuisine of Meril, Emeril Lagasse’s new restaurant opening in New Orleans’ Warehouse District later this year.  Named after his youngest daughter, Meril will be Lagasse’s fourth restaurant in New Orleans.

A native of New Orleans, Avelar first joined the Emeril’s team in 2005, just prior to Hurricane Katrina. In the years since he’s enjoyed positions at all of Emeril’s New Orleans restaurants, from line cook and butcher…