Born in New Orleans, Aaron began his culinary career working with some of the city’s most honored chefs, including James Beard Award-winning Susan Spicer (Bayona and Mondo), and local legend, Gerard Maras (Gerard’s Downtown). In 2007, he partnered with longtime friend and entrepreneur Leon Touzet, to open Patois. Since then, Chef Aaron has been nominated for a James Beard Award and his food has been recognized annually by The Times-Picayune. He has been featured in Garden & Gun magazine among other national, regional, and local publications and web sites. In 2014 he was crowned King of Louisiana Seafood, and consistently receives accolades for his commitment to locally sourced ingredients in classic French cuisine with a patois, or local accent.