The Furloughed Four
Chefs and Sommeliers at your doorstep

     The Furloughed Four specialize in seasonal multi-course meals, along with wine pairings and craft cocktails; all from the comfort of your own home. Chef Doug Braselman and Chef Mario Reyes work side by side with sommeliers Ray Gumpert III and Taylor Terrebonne to make up this team of fine dining experts. During the midst of the coronavirus pandemic four furloughed Emeril’s alumni banded together to begin bringing an experience to the guests' own personal dining room. 

   Chefs Doug & Chef Mario have a long-standing friendship and have been cooking with one another for over a decade in restaurants such as Emeril’s New Orleans, Toups Meatery, and many of the Brennan restaurants here in New Orleans. Ray Gumpert and Taylor Terrebonne both worked their way through the ranks of the Emeril’s family of Restaurants, both beginning as busboys and eventually becoming Sommeliers of a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. Ray Gumpert also worked as General Manager of Emeril’s New Orleans strengthening his relationships with locals, and patrons for years to come. Formed through innovation, the highest of standards, and strong local relationships, The Furloughed Four are just beginning to make their mark on the local New Orleans dining community.