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Chef David Bridges

Chef David Bridges of Upperline - New Orleans, LA

David Bridges is Executive Chef and Owner of Bella Fresca Resturant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dave Bridges’ journey for what he calls his search for The Truth led him to study cuisine in Montpelier, Vermont, where he graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in 1994. He worked at the Brass Parrot in St. Croix in the U.S.V.I., Mike’s On The Avenue in New Orleans, and Criolla’s in Grayton Beach, Florida before settling down in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he opened Bella Fresca Restaurant. To Dave, the search for the ‘truth’ means finding every facet that goes into making the perfect dish – the cooking vessel, cooking fat, seasoning, and the perfect type of flour – to optimize it but never lose its essence. This philosophy has shaped Bella Fresca Restaurant into a pantheon of artisan products that are cooked with regional traditions in a modern atmosphere.

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