Michael Gulotta

MoPho | Maypop
New Orleans, LA

Michael Gulotta is from New Orleans and graduated from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. He cooked at Restaurant August under Chef John Besh and trained in the Italian Riviera and Germany’s Black Forest. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael returned home to help rebuild and assist with August’s re-opening. Michael opened MoPho in New Orleans’ Mid City, and features Southeast Asian-inspired cuisine utilizing the Louisiana pantry.  

MoPho was nominated for America’s Best New Restaurant by Bon Appétit and named Restaurant of the Year by New Orleans Magazine.  Michael was just recently named one of Top 30 Chefs to Watch in the nation by Plate, A New Orleans Rising Star by Starchefs, and a 2016 Best New Chef by Food & Wine.

His team recently opened Maypop in the Central Business District of New Orleans.