Alma, prepared by Chef Melissa Araujo, celebrates modern Honduran cuisine. Our menu is filled with Honduran classics with fresh and local ingredients from Bellegarde Bakery, Inglewood Farm, Southern City Farm, and more.
Alma reflecting Chef Melissa Araujo Honduras heritage, a journey through food and culture. The Soul has many stories to tell; Alma wants to tell them through food.
Authenticity is simple – it embodies the spirit of the product. This is what we aim to create while designing the menus for Alma. Placing high importance on the ingredients, we search for and purchase only the best local produce and artisan resources. Proud believers of the farm-to-table philosophy, We pay homage to the Honduran cuisine with these ingredients.
Farm to Table Restaurant Certified by the State of Louisiana
We pay tribute to our grandmother’s cooking with hearty dishes like Arroz con Pollo and Chicharron con Yuca. Alma has its roots deeply entrenched into Honduran tradition and celebrating Honduran culture, food, and music.
MELISSA ARAUJO - EXECUTIVE CHEF
Melissa Araujo was born in La Ceiba ,Atlantida Honduras. It’s a small beach town in Atlantic Coast of Honduras. She spent summers fishing, and helping her Grandmother with the farm animals. In the fall she was back to Providence , Rhode Island where life was different but exciting in every way. Life and family inspired Melissa to enter the culinary industry. After working in local restaurants right out of high school, She decided to focus all of her time on becoming a chef.
1999 to 2005 Melissa worked in Milan, Italy. 2011 Melissa worked at Mondo’s Restaurant for Chef Susan Spicer (James Beard Award winner for best Chef in South ) 2012 she joined the team for R'evolution Restaurant for John F0lse & Rick Tramonto.
2013 She was sous a Chef Doris Metropolitan. 2015 She join culinary team with Chef Alon Shaya at Dominica Restaurant & Shaya Restaurant. (2015 James Beard award winner best Chef in the South ) . 2013 Melissa Brought to life Saveur Catering LLC and 2015 Melissa Brought to life Alma restaurant focus in Hondurans Cuisine.
When Melissa has free time, you can find her at the beach with her two dogs Charlotte & Maximilian or traveling.