Chef Wesley True

The Spence

Wesley True was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi where he first became interested in becoming a chef while working a pantry position at City Grocery.  Chef True pursued his culinary degree at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  Upon Graduating, Wesley has worked in some of the best kitchens in Manhattan most notably the Danube, Bouley, Aquavit, Mesa Grill and Public Restaurant. With the knowledge and passion for cooking he learned in New York Wesley returned to Alabama and was the Executive Chef at TRUE where in 2011/2012 he was nominated for the James Beard award best chef south.


  • James Beard Foundation Best Chef South Semi finalist: 2011-2012, 2012
  • Great American Seafood Cook-off New Orleans 2nd Place
  • 2012 James Beard SundaySupper Atlanta Atlanta Food & Wine Presenter
  • Garden & Gun, Southern Living, USA Today, CNN
  • State of Alabama Seafood Board Commercials & Representative
  • State of Alabama Tourism’s ‘100 Dishes to eat before you die’ Campaign

Get in touch

Louisiana Seafood Promotion &
Marketing Board
1051 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, La. 70802
Call: 225.342.0552