It's MARDI GRAS every day in our New Orleans Kitchen. After 40 years on the Columbus restaurant scene, seasoned Chef Henry Butcher Sr. went back to his homegrown roots, the Louisiana Bayou, where his love for colorful Creole food began. It's a passion he proudly installed in his three children – and today, we work together in our family restaurant, sharing the vibrant flavors and traditions we were raised on. From live jazz shows to hearty jambalaya, spicy crawfish etouffee, and po' boys with all the fixin's join us for the authentic BIG EASY experience…..and be sure to save room for a beignet or two.
Chef Henry Butcher has been cooking for Columbus restaurant-goers for over 40 years, and yet few people know the name or the culinary discipline. He was behind the kitchen doors at the long-departed Ollie's Grandview Inn. During the early days of Tony's Ristorante, still a top destination in the Brewery District, Chef Butcher was deep into Italian fare and still loves it. For a decade or more, he was executive chef for the Delaware Hotel, which had a menu touching all culinary considerations.
In 2006 he was ready to go and asked his children if they were interested in the restaurant venture. Oldest child Tonya was already seasoned in kitchen detail from her current employment with the county for 17 years. Next is Antoinette. Her background leads as the business CEO and foundation of Chef Butcher's Creole Kitchen. Apprentice Henry Junior, also known as 'June', has always been interested in Senior's skills from watching, learning, and experimenting with his culinary tastes growing up. Put it all together, and this is what you call a true family-owned and operated business.
At Chef Butcher's Creole Kitchen, founder Henry Butcher and his family team believe that true success is about more than growing their culinary portfolio and business aspirations. They truly believe in giving back to the community and devote countless hours each year to charitable causes that benefit diverse populations. This includes serving meals to the homeless, sponsoring church events and nonprofit organizations. Creole Kitchen is committed to improving the community and making Columbus and central Ohio a better place to work and live.