Ruffino’s Peter Sclafani talks menu development

Local, seasonal ingredients are at the heart of his Creole–Italian cuisine

Peter Sclafani has made a name for himself in the culinary world by cooking a unique mash-up of southern Italian and French Creole cuisine.

The co-owner and executive chef of Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge, La., is a third-generation chef who, despite never attending culinary school, has been named Restaurateur of the Year twice in a row by the Louisiana Restaurant Association and was the featured guest chef at New York’s James Beard House on April 6. He will also rele

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