Our Team

Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse

Owner

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Italian Table, Emeril’s Chop House and Burgers And More by Emeril) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery).

As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network and is the food correspondent for ABC’s "Good Morning America.” He is also the host of “Fresh Food Fast” and “The Originals with Emeril” appearing on the Cooking Channel. His latest TV show, “Emeril’s Florida,” began its second season in January 2014 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse also joined the judges’ table on “Top Chef: New Orleans”—season 11 of Bravo’s hit food series “Top Chef” and will join TNT’s new reality cooking series, “On the Menu,” as Menu Master in fall of 2014.

Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine. His latest cookbook, Cooking with Power, was released in October 2013.

In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to children’s causes in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In 2013, Lagasse was named the Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for his dedicated efforts to further the culinary arts in America, as well as his philanthropic work supporting children’s educational programs through his Foundation.

Lagasse's restaurant company, Emeril's Homebase, is located in New Orleans and houses culinary operations, a test kitchen for recipe development, and a boutique store for his signature products.

Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

General Manager

Jeremy was born in the small town of Port Sulphur, Louisiana outside of New Orleans. He started working at Emeril’s original restaurant in the warehouse district in 2004. Jeremy rose from busser to front server with the mentorship of some of the best in the business. He left Emeril’s in 2008 to train under Stephen Starr at Parc Restaurant in Philadelphia for a year. In 2009 he was called back to Emeril’s New Orleans to become a dining room manager. He quickly became involved in the Wine Spectator Grand award-winning wine program and was named Assistant Sommelier. He filled many roles in the historic restaurant before accepting a position as the General Manager of Emeril’s Chop House. He loves the restaurant business and giving people an experience they can’t get anywhere else. He is excited to be in Bethlehem, PA and loves spending his free time with his wife and standard poodles.