Behind the Swinging Doors: The Kitchen at Commander's Palace (Slideshow)

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What goes on behind the kitchen doors at Commander’s Palace?
Jane Bruce

The doors to the dining room help the staff know which door to go in and out.

Yes and No

Jane Bruce

The doors to the dining room help the staff know which door to go in and out.

Notes in the Pastry Kitchen

Jane Bruce

Reminders are written on the chalkboard in the pastry kitchen, including, "Cook with your heart, bake with your brain."

Striving for Perfection

Jane Bruce

Dave Harney on the left in the pastry kitchen, and Daren Perretto and Jason Wells on the right in the main kitchen both working to get the perfect dishes out to the dining room.

Jason Wells

Jane Bruce

Lead sous chef Jason Wells cleans some plates of grits for service.

Cochon De Lait Eggs Benedict

Jane Bruce

It's not brunch without benedict, and at Commander's Palace they do it best with pork shoulder.

Steam in the Kitchen

Jane Bruce

Steam rises from a giant batch of eggs poaching.

Prepping Salad

Jane Bruce

To counteract all the cream and butter consumed at brunch, there's also the option of salad.