Chef William T. Wells, C.E.C., nationally known and award winning chef, specializes in contemporary Creole cuisine and the incorporation of indigenous organic product.
Learning the Culinary Arts
Chef Wells started his culinary career while still in school at L.S.U. He studied culinary arts under the mentorship of some of Baton Rouge's best chefs in local Baton Rouge fine dining establishments such as Juban's Restaurant. Chef Wells went on to serve as Executive Chef at Juban's and Drake's before forming Culinary Productions in 2001.
Associations & Awards
Over his long career, Chef Wells has garnered awards in many culinary competitions including multiple awards at Fete Rouge competitions and WAFB's 9 Chefs Competition Winner.
Mentoring & Giving Back to the Baton Rouge Community
Chef Wells and Culinary Productions participate in a host of non-profit galas & fundraisers to give back to the community including:
- Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation's Helping Heal Little Hearts
- Baton Rouge's Furball
- A Wild Night: Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation Fundraiser
- BRES Fete Rouge and more.
As a past president, Chef Wells is active in the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society which donates proceeds from events to children's health and nutrition programs and culinary/hospitality scholarships.
Mentoring MasterChef Junior Finalist Avery Kyle
Chef Wells loves inspiring a passion for the culinary arts in young people, and he was happy to serve as a mentor for Master Chef Junior Finalist, Avery Kyle, who he dubbed Hurricane Avery.
“He actually taught me how to make ravioli,” Avery says of Wells. “He taught me a lot.”