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Longtime Commander’s Palace chef departs, and for first time a woman leads the kitchen | Where NOLA Eats

For the first time in almost two decades, Commander’s Palace has a new chef. For the first time in the famous restaurant’s long history that chef is a woman.

Tory McPhail, executive chef since 2002, has resigned and is moving to Montana, where he will work with a local restaurant group in the mountain town of Bozeman.



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Chef Meg Bickford of Commander’s Palace restaurant in New Orleans, Oct. 2020.




His successor at Commander’s Palace is Meg Bickford, who was previously executive sous chef.

Bickford, 34, has risen through the ranks at Commander’s Palace and is now the first woman to lead the landmark restaurant’s kitchen.

To Bickford, that speaks to a culture of mentoring at Commander’s Palace and to its family leadership. The restaurant is run today by Ti Martin and Lally Brennan, cousins who grew up in the restaurant.

“I’ve had a lot of opportunities

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Carolyn Hax: If you can’t stand the eats, get in the kitchen

This weekend, he criticized my cooking to other people, then he complained his dinner wasn’t ready and stormed out to a drive-through. I was literally pulling a meal out of the oven for him, not me, when he left.

I think it’s time for me to stop cooking for him. Do I just stop? After 25 years? This is not the only lopsided deal I signed up for.

Anonymous: Which 50s are you in?

Yes, you stop. And, yes, Triscuits, cheese and wine are dinner.

If by “just” stop you mean quit without comment, then I’d advise against that; your husband’s recent foray into public shaming and tantrums notwithstanding, you two are in a marriage and owe each other mature status reports and chances to respond. If the point is to be punitive then you have bigger problems than dinner.

Don’t speak up to ask or justify, but only to

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