Chef Lindsay Autry describes her cuisine as soulful; a combination of nostalgic favorites combined with classic techniques that make people crave her creations. She inherited a love of cooking at a very young age, enjoying Sunday dinners at the home of her Greek grandmother and Southern grandfather in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was an adventurous and curious eater. This inspires her creative menu selections.
Chef Lindsay graduated at Johnson & Wales University in Miami, where she continues to support the educational endeavors of future chefs. She honed her classic French cooking techniques under the James Beard Award winning chef Michelle Bernstein, starting as a line cook at Azul at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Lindsay served as Executive Chef at the Omphoy Ocean Resort & Michelle Bernstein Restaurant in Palm Beach, Chef de Cuisine at Las Brisas in Playa del Carmen, and Sous Chef at Fiesta Americana Grand Aqua in Cancun. She was named a Restaurant Hospitality Rising Star in 2008 and was one of three finalists on the 2011-12 season of Top Chef Texas.
Lindsay is currently pursuing opportunities for her own signature restaurant, where she continues to avidly support local farmers and artisans in all her endeavors.
I always enjoy coming to classes at Rolling Pin. Chef Lindsay was outstanding. I loved the way she explained and took time to answer all of our questions. Oh the food was very good and I will use some of these dishes at home. When Chef Lindsay comes back, don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime.- Jeff
Lindsay was very charming. She was very informative and entertaining. Her food was fabulous! The Gnocchi and Carbonara sauce was especially good!- Kathy
Chef Lindsay was very entertaining and her food was excellent. Her tips and techniques were helpful. Good, funny stories. Would love to come back and see her again. – Jim
I loved the evening with Chef Lindsay! My wonderful daughter Robin surprised me with a ticket for Mother’s Day. Well, I thoroughly loved the entire menu – she had me at the Green Goddess Dressing@ Chef Lindsay is charming and showed us new ways to prepare and flavor the foods she had on the menu. My husbands favorite is Gnocchi and he will definitely be shocked if I actually make him some at home. – Lynda