Chef Amy Sins
Chef Amy Sins is a born-and-raised South Louisiana girl with Cajun and Creole
cooking woven into her culinary DNA. The Gulf Coast region serves as her
pantry and she cooks with passion and enthusiasm using native ingredients and
local food traditions – from boucherie to bayou, rice fields to roux, cypress-filled
swamps to seafood.
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina threatened to destroy the community and
culture of South Louisiana, Chef Amy wrote “Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life,
Culture, Family & Food after Katrina,” an award-winning cookbook celebrating
Louisiana foodways and telling the story of life in the aftermath of the storm.
In 2012, Chef Amy opened Langlois – her dream restaurant, an endeavor that
seeks to preserve Louisiana cuisine through interactive dining demonstrations
and classes. Since then, Langlois has received local, regional and national
praise, including selection as one of the “Best Cooking Schools Around the
World” by Travel + Leisure. In 2012, Sins also won the GSN’s reality show
cooking competition, “Beat the Chefs.” In 2014, Chef Amy was nominated to the
honor of “The Best Chefs of Louisiana: Up and Coming Chefs” by the prestigious American Culinary Federation.
When she’s not teaching at Langlois, Amy hosts “New Orleans by Mouth,” a weekly radio program on WRBH 88.3 FM.