Adrian Chelette

Chef, Owner, Pastry Chef/Baker
Adrian Chelette

New Orleans

About Adrian Chelette

Adrian was born in Houston, Texas and his family moved to Louisiana when he was 9 years old. After graduating high school and experiencing one year in college, he realized I was not destined for an office job and kept working at the only high quality restaurant in Lake Charles. After three years working in every station, Adrian wanted more. His sous chef at the time was about to open a restaurant in New Orleans. Adrian jumped at the opportunity to help him open up, what is now, Ancora Pizzeria. Since June 2011, Adrian has become the chef and co-owner with partners chef Adolfo Garcia and GM Bryn Thompson.

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

$$, Pizza, Reservations, Full Bar, Freret
"The pizza dough takes three days to prepare, and they're cooked in a 900-degree, handcrafted, wood-burning oven imported from Italy. They top their pizzas with anything they've got, but you can always be certain that Ancora has good ingredients and great technique. The charred bottoms of their pizzas are what turn me on about this place."