GW Fins, New Orleans
During the past fifteen years of co-owning legendary New Orleans fine dining seafood restaurant GW Fins, Chef Tenney Flynn has become known as one of the country’s foremost seafood experts, as well as a vocal enthusiast for the bounty of seafood that is available in the Gulf.
Chef Flynn is known throughout the region for his stringent seafood approval process for GW Fins, and is, as the Wall Street Journal has referred to him “widely acknowledged as the fishmonger czar of the Gulf region.”
Since launching GW Fins more than a decade ago, Chef Flynn has developed a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and discriminating seafood chefs in the country. Chef Flynn is a master of his craft, but one who is completely unassuming. That is, until you ask him about seafood. Then his wealth of knowledge and passion about seafood is unmistakable. A seafood icon, asked to judge national seafood competitions and provide cooking demonstrations for fellow chefs and consumers, Chef Flynn has become a national celebrity for his weekly cooking segments on the syndicated fishing show, “The Big Fish.”
In recent years, Chef Flynn has taken his passion for seafood to the next level, and has become a certified diver. He frequently participates in Lionfish rodeos, trying to eradicate this pervasive species, as well as educating consumers about the culinary aspects of this unique variety of fish. He is also a Member of the Louisiana Seafood Promotions & Marketing Board and Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) Chef’s Council Chairman.