Michael Gulotta

New Orleans

Asian Fusion, Creole/Cajun


Specialities

Asian Fusion, Creole/Cajun

About Michael Gulotta

Gulotta was born and raised in New Orleans and found a love for Creole and Cajun cooking at a young age. While pursuing a degree in culinary arts, Gulotta climbed his way through the ranks at Chef Folse’s Lafitte’s Landing. After graduating, Gulotta was given a position at John Besh’s restaurant, August. With Besh’s recommendation for more worldly experience, Gulotta first set off to work at Italy’s Restaurant Giunchetto, and finished with an apprenticeship in Germany under Chef Karl Josef Fuchs. In 2007, upon his return to New Orleans, Gulotta was promoted to Chef de Cuisine at August.

Michael Gulotta is now running his own highly praised restaurant, MoPho, in the heart of New Orleans. At MoPho, which opened in 2014, Gulotta is serving up Southeast Asian eats with Louisiana flair. Committed to sourcing the best, local produce, and producing the finest quality meals, Gulotta focuses on sustainability and strengthening the local economy. MoPho was named 2014’s Restaurant of the Year by MyNewOrleans.com has has been featured on Eater New Orleans, Best of New Orleans, and NOLA.com.


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Michael Gulotta's Video Tutorials

An Overview of Tofu

Michael Gulotta
Easy

Tofu is easy to prepare, and makes for a healthy, delicious, and satisfying meat substitute.

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How to Break Down and Cook Eggplant

Michael Gulotta
Easy

Learn two great ways to cook this hearty, versatile vegetable.

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An Overview of Common Kitchen Pans

Michael Gulotta
Easy

The first step to becoming a master of the kitchen isn't about knowing what to cook, but rather knowing what to cook on.

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An Overview of Caramelized "Loves"

Michael Gulotta
Intermediate

These flavorful, caramelized "loves" can be made in advance and then added to dishes to enhance their flavor.

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How to Make Vietnamese Pho

Michael Gulotta
Advanced

This traditional, one-pot, Vietnamese dish is savory, comforting, and bursting with luxurious layers of robust flavor.

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