Last Friday, I had the privilege of cooking for Mr. Jamie Foxx. I'm happy to report that he loved my Cajun fried shrimp!

People ask me if I'm intimidated by creating my dishes for celebrities.

The short answer is, "no."

The long answer is this: I have had the opportunity to cook for many celebrities. I've cooked for actors and singers. Politicians and other public figures have sampled my fare.

By the very nature of where I work, I have been blessed to be able to share my love of cooking for many famous people.

But at the end of the day, it's not the name. It's not how many Grammies they have or laws they've helped sign into place. It's not about how many cars they own or businesses they've started up.

It's about people. It's about knowing that they come into the restaurant hungry and want to satiated. I want to give them something more. I want to make magic on each dish, and see their eyes light up when the food is placed before them. I want them to savor my cooking and feel content, satisfied and wanting to come back.

Is it neat to be able to meet so many celebrities? Absolutely. But it's just as important for me to serve the same food, the same magic, to each person, regardless of who they are or where they came from.
He pushes the boundaries in the kitchen, creating a truly unique dining experience born out of Caribbean spices, Southern cooking and an American flair.

God bless and stay hungry,
Chef Patrick