Chef Celeste Creations


Face of Local Flavor

Chef Celeste Gill is offering Baton Rouge foodies her thanks for over 20 years of love and support.

Celeste, a Detroit native with a love for Louisiana cuisine, had been interested in the culinary arts since childhood but fell away from it until she attended a leisure baking class in Hawaii. With her passion reignited, she found her niche in the community by opening Taylor’s Old Post Office Café in Slaughter, Louisiana in 2000. Six years later, she started Chef Celeste Creations and opened two locations of Chef Celeste Bistro.

She loves cooking for the instant gratification of seeing a customer receive and enjoy their product. While the pressure is on for catering events, Celeste takes extra care to make sure your order is perfect. 

“Catering is interesting because I hold a person’s happiness in my hands for that day. It’s a little stressful for me because I take each event personally,” she says. 

At her bistro’s Main Street Market location, customers enjoy a variety of dishes with some of the most popular being the shrimp and grits, the chicken salad sandwich and the steak croissants. At the NeuroMedical Center location, the focus is on comfort food. While the menu is on rotation, diners always rave about the meatloaf.

Beyond the bistros, Celeste manages 520 Spain, an event venue for girl’s night, birthday parties, anniversary dinners and any other occasion you can think of. Celeste plans to offer cooking classes as well. Additionally, she launched an elder-friendly product line called Senior Seasonings, selling spices that are low in sodium but high in yum.

Celeste plans to retire soon but is dedicated to preserving her businesses’ high-quality standards by passing her knowledge onto a successor. This way, customers can be assured that the delicious food and attention to events they have always known will remain while she gets well-deserved rest.

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