Mike Turner | Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar

Mike Turner

Vice President of Culinary & Supply Chain

Chef Mike Turner began his career with super restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory. During his 18-year tenure, he held positions in regional and corporate operations and helped expand the concept globally into Kuwait, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. From there, Mike joined Copeland’s of New Orleans, a distinctive Louisiana and Cajun specialty restaurant, as Director of Culinary. In 2014, he became a key member of the Walk-On’s team and shifted the brand’s focus to serving great Louisiana cuisine and traditional American food.

Under Mike’s guidance and leadership, Walk-On’s reformulated its kitchens and created valuable partnerships with large-scale, devoted vendors.

Under Mike’s guidance and leadership, Walk-On’s reformulated its kitchens and created valuable partnerships with large-scale, devoted vendors.  Mike emphasized the importance of a highly talented heart of house crew that would prepare nearly everything within the restaurant’s own kitchen. Mike has incorporated authentic Louisiana flavor across the menu and drove changes that have increased overall food quality and fashioned Walk-On’s restaurant into a truly “from scratch” kitchen.

Today, Mike directs all culinary operations, research and development, menu development, purchasing, cost controls and culinary training. It is Mike’s revolutionary approach that continues to keep Walk-On’s food on the cutting edge, unique and, above all else, delicious.