Learn about the members of LeRuth's Gourmet Foods.
May 11, 1929 - November 7, 2001
February 11, 1957 - New Orleans - Louisiana
Larry Leruth was born in New Orleans on February 11, 1957. He lived in Texas until he was 9 years old then moved back to New Orleans where he lived in Algiers with his mom, dad and brother. He started working at the restaurant when he was 10 years old, starting in the dinning room as a busboy. In the meantime, he graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School in 1975. He then began working full-time at the restaurant. He learned "hands-on" soaking up knowledge from his Dad early on, then at 15 years old he went to a summer course at CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in New York for dining room service. Larry worked for his dad until he became co-owner with his brother in 1982, he was 25 years old. Larry worked all stations, but his specialty was sauces, soup, ice cream and he made all the bread.
In April 1991, Larry decided to close the restaurant and join his Dad at LeRuth's and Associates. Together they worked as consultants for some of the most popular places in the industry: Burger King, Chrystal Hamburger, Ruby Tuesday, and Del Frisco steakhouse, just to name a few. In 1993, Larry worked full-time for Outback Steakhouse in research and development and then quality insurance and quality control (QC & QA). He and his son, Jacques, were also producing LeRuth's Vanilla.
Larry still has a love for cooking but mostly at home with family. He is now retired and enjoying the country-side of life. He is happy to help Jacques and Emilie Leruth create LeRuth's Gourmet Foods. He offers them his expertise, experience and knowledge on this exciting venture.
July 30, 1988 - Gretna - Louisiana
September 19, 1993 - Reims - France