Chef Nina Compton is the Chef/Owner of award-winning Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro (BABs) in New Orleans where she combines her love for French and Italian cuisine with the flavors of the Carribean where she was born and raised. Nina is the winner of James Beard Award for “Best Chef South” in 2018 and one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017."
Since opening in June 2015, Compère Lapin has received critical acclaim including Eater National's "Best Restaurants in America 2017"; a rave review in The New York Times, and Top 10 Winner of Playboy's Best New Bars in America 2016. Additionally, Bywater American Bistro received Eater National’s “Best New Restaurant 2018."
On camera, Nina was Runner- Up on BRAVO's Top Chef Season11 (NewOrleans) and received the “Fan Favorite”award.