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The Man

Chef Donald Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, the heart and soul of Creole and Cajun culture. He learned the ins and outs of authentic Creole Cuisine at the feet of his mother and uncle.

In culinary circles, Donald is known in as “Chef D”. He specializes in Creole, Cajun and Soul food dishes. Chef D is the past owner of several restaurants and also has experience in preparing meals for various conventions, corporations; including feeding the homeless.

In 2018 he was voted one of the best chefs of Louisana. In 2020, Chef Donald received the Culinary Excellence Award from the National Black Chef Association and in August 2020, he was named Culinary Ambassador of that same institution.


With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, Chef Donald Smith is excited to present his vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.


Chef D service is a single resource for stylish catering soulful Chef prepared meal delivery and boutique personal/private chef services; centered around the love of all things food. We love to exist where the culture of New Orleans through the art of food.

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“I tell people all the time, you have to be in love with that pot!” 

- Leah Chase -


Fun Fact


Located in the state of Louisiana, New Orleans is the largest city and metropolitan area of the state, as well as one of the United States' biggest ports. The city was named after the well-known Duke of Orleans, and it is famous all around the world for its distinct and unique architectural style that encompasses French and Spanish elements...and home of the mouthwatering CAJUN and CREOLE foods!

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