Howard LaFour was born in Singapore, and spent the first seven years of his life there before moving to Lincoln, Nebraska. Inspired by his mother's cooking, he commenced a career in New Orleans at age eighteen under French Master Chef, Rene Bajeux, at Rene Bistrot in the Pere Marque Hotel. After Hurricane Katrina, Howard relocated to Washington D.C. for three years and worked under Chef Yannick Kam of Le Paradou. He then worked at Citronelle under French Master Chef and James Beard Outstanding Chef Award winner, Michel Richard.
In 2008, he decided to move to Charleston, because he felt that it had the appeal of New Orleans with a dynamic culinary culture. He took a position at Cypress and worked under Craig Diehl, where he most recently held the position of sous chef. He arrives at Muse in March of 2011, where his European training naturally complements the restaurant's offerings.
Click here to see some of Chef's delicious creations. Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar is at 82 Society Street in the King Street Fashion District. To make reservations, call (843) 577-1102 or click here to make reservations online.