In the news: City Pork owners announce Rouj Creole opening, executive chef

Rory Wingett

City Group Hospitality, the restaurant group behind City Pork and City Slice, has found the chef to lead its upcoming Perkins Rowe restaurant.

City Group’s Stephen Hightower on Tuesday announced Rory Wingett as executive chef for Rouj Creole, which will open in late June in the Perkins Rowe space formerly occupied by Applebee’s. Wingett was previously sous chef at City Pork Brasserie and Bar under chef Ryan AndrĂ© and most recently has been the chef de cuisine at Hollywood Casino’s Celebrity Grill.

Wingett also worked as sous chef at BRQ Seafood & Barbeque during its first year, at Augusta National Golf Club and at The American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival. He got his start at Sno’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Gonzales.

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Rory Wingett