Chef's Corner

2009 Food & Wine magazine "Best New Chef," Chef Kelly English is inspired by the familiar flavors from his childhood in southern Louisiana and incorporates that inspiration for food and service in his restaurants, Restaurant Iris, The Second Line, both in Memphis, Tennessee, and now in Biloxi, Mississippi with Magnolia House.


English has been featured in the popular cooking magazines Food & Wine magazine, Everyday with Rachel Ray and Bon Appetit, the cookbook Wild Abundance, and has cooked alongside Wolfgang Puck at the American Wine and Food Festival. English also serves on the Founder's Council for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and was named a "Young Memphian" by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and "Top 40 Under 40" by the Memphis Business Journal in 2013.