Culinary Ambassador for the City of New Orleans

Mission & Purpose

I, Chef Gary Netter,  mission and purpose as the Culinary Ambassador for the city of New Orleans is to promote and improve cultural diversity, inclusion, and health & wellness citywide in the hospitality industry.  In this position, I strive to be a highly accomplished and result-oriented professional of integrity.

As the Culinary Ambassador for the City of New Orleans, I will continue my work which includes innovative conceptualization and partnership. I plan to develop a holistic and deliberate strategy to increase workforce diversity in the hospitality industry. Implementing cultural diversity often encourages creativity and innovation.

Partnering with local, national, and international experts can decrease the high statistics of chronic diseases and combat the issues of inequity plaguing our community. We will create a platform of knowledge by providing lessons on how the environment and economy play important roles in the development of health and wellness. My goals include helping to expand existing businesses, creating new business opportunities for the disenfranchised, and creating instructional spaces for teaching & learning.

Together we can create a healthier New Orleans, without losing any flavor and culture. This partnership with the City of New Orleans has been formed to help bridge our culinary community. We are a City of Yes!

With Appreciation,


Executive Chef Gary Netter
Culinary Ambassador for the City of New Orleans