Our Featured Chef
Featured Chef: JEREMY CONNERFounder & Owner: Cellar Salt Co.
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Cane River Pecan Company has partnered with Jeremy Conner to bring you unique and delicious pecan recipes. Learn more about Jeremy’s career, and try one of his yummy pecan recipes below. Sign up for our online newsletter to receive more recipes throughout the year.
Choose one of the dishes below to get the full recipe.
- Grilled Squash with Roasted Pecans and Blue Cheese Butter
- Papa's Pecan Brittle
- Grilled Peach Salad with Shiso and Roasted Pecans
- Pecan Crusted Fish
- Pecan Sad Cake with Honey Glazed Pecans and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- Pecan Smoked Creme Brulee with Blueberries and Honey Glazed Pecans
Behind every memorable dish is an unforgettable story. And for Chef Jeremy Conner, deference for the people, places and practices that inspired his most exquisite dishes extends to the very ingredients essential to their origins. His deep reverence for Southern tradition and Gulf Coast cuisine has resulted in startlingly flavorful offerings that appeal to even the most finicky of palates.
Alabama-born and Louisiana-based, Jeremy first gained prominence serving up seasonal Louisiana staples at Catahoulas in Grand Coteau, La. But it was his tenure as executive chef of De Gaulle Square Bistro, formerly Village Café, where Jeremy truly made a name for himself among the Lafayette, La., foodie community. In 2015, he traded his post to pursue his own business venture, Cellar Salt Co.
Owned and operated by Jeremy and his wife, Alexis, Cellar Salt Co. takes obsession with quality ingredients to new depths—specifically, the Gulf of Mexico. Carefully extracted and lovingly packaged, his handcrafted, gourmet sea salts are coveted by chefs for their unique textures and intense flavor profiles.
Diehard fans needn’t worry, though. Hungry patrons can still catch Jeremy serving up his classic seafood fare courtesy of his Humble Fish pop-up dinner series. Or if you’re in the mood for Italian, try one of his gourmet pizzas, which have garnered a near cult following for Olympic Grove, a mobile bar, yard game and pizza by-the-slice event service based in Lafayette.
Learn more about Jeremy by visiting Cellar Salt Co.