NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As part of its 125th Anniversary celebration, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is welcoming local pop-up chefs to its rooftop deck every Thursday for six weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The series kicks off Thursday, May 2 with Taceaux Loceaux.

Taste buds will ignite while the summer sun sets, enticing guests with culinary performances by local chefs, including traditional and vegan options. From creative taco concoctions made with Korean-style chicken to Burmese salads and spicy curry to hot dogs topped with crawfish étouffée, there’s something for everyone. Locals and visitors alike are invited to feast on some of New Orleans best cuisine while enjoying the rooftop view.

“New Orleans is known worldwide as a culinary destination,” said Tod Chambers, General Manager of The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. “We want to showcase these amazing local artists we’re lucky to have in our own backyard. We take pride in supporting what makes our community so unique, which includes unforgettable culinary experiences.”

Taceaux Loceaux, Diva Dawg, Lahpet, Aperol and Alma will be creating specialty menus during the series. Guests can partake in premium cocktails provided by The Roosevelt’s Rooftop Bar that will complement the unique tastes of each menu each night of the series.


Date: Chef’s Name: Pop-Up:
May 2Maribeth de CastilloTaceaux Loceaux
May 9Ericka LassairDiva Dawg
May 16Mark LaMaireLahpet
May 23Roosevelt NightRoosevelt Night
May 30AperolAperol-themed
June 6Melissa ArajuoAlma


Access to the chef pop-up series is free and open to the public. Dish prices range from $5.00 – $15.00.