Next Door Chef New Orleans Bios

Chef Siobhan 

Siobhan is a New Orleans transplant of seven years. Originally from New Jersey, she comes from a mixed background—Chinese, Spanish, Irish and German. Her multicultural heritage has hugely influenced her love for exotic foods. More than anyone, Siobhan’s Grandma, who she calls Hah-Boo, has fostered Siobhan’s love for food. Siobhan loves food so much she named her dog after the thickener in gumbo. Roux was also inspiration for the restaurant’s name! Siobhan hopes to master the grill and to make her grandmother proud with her new found cooking skills.

Nina Compton

Nina Compton is the owner and executive chef of Compere Lapin, named after a mischievous rabbit from Caribbean folklore. She was born in Saint Lucia, but made New Orleans her home after rising to fame on a hit cooking competition show. Nina was inspired to become a chef after seeing her grandmother take charge in the kitchen. Now she’s taken charge herself, creating renowned dishes inspired by her Caribbean roots, with a flair of Italian and French influence. She knows her salts and when to use them—the proof is in her exquisite menu. Her dishes tell a story and every bite is a chapter worth indulging in.

Meet Morton Kosher Salt

Morton Kosher Salt is the salt that adds a gourmet touch to the dish. Because it is the chef’s preferred salt, it makes us feel like a better cook. It is easy to control for perfectly seasoned food. That’s because the flakes are easy to handle and give us the ability to pinch and sprinkle the salt for precise seasoning.

Morton Kosher Salt is perfect for brining poultry to make it extra tender, juicy and flavorful, great for grilled meats and vegetables, and versatile for many cooking uses. Learn More

Meet Morton Coarse Sea Salt 

Add an artistic *pop* you can see and taste with Morton Coarse Sea Salt. Sprinkle on top of your favorite dishes as a perfect finishing touch. The larger than table salt crystals provide contrasting texture. Easy to pinch and sprinkle, no dish should leave the kitchen without a pinch of coarse sea salt..

Use the entire family of Morton Sea Salt products as you would any other salt for both cooking and finishing applications. Learn More

Meet Morton Fine Sea Salt

Salt your foods with the natural and pure salt from the sea. Morton Fine Sea Salt is created through evaporation of sea water by the sun and the small salt crystals blend easily to give food a well-balanced flavor. Fine sea salt measures and flows like table salt making it ideal for everyday cooking and baking.

Use the entire family of Morton Sea Salt products as you would any other salt for both cooking and finishing applications. Learn More