Zea Celebrates Grand Opening with Livingston Parish Chamber

Denham Springs, LA (February 13, 2019) – Zea Rotisserie & Bar, part of Taste Buds Management, and the Livingston Parish Chamber celebrated the opening of the first Zea location in Denham Springs with a ribbon-cutting and reception. Nestled in Juban Crossing, the restaurant features Zea’s new design with an expanded bar area, communal seating and an exposed kitchen including a visible rotisserie.
“We are thrilled to welcome Zea Rotisserie & Bar to Livingston Parish,” said President and CEO of ​Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce April Wehrs. “We have been eagerly awaiting their opening and appreciate the trust Taste Buds Management is placing in our economy as the team opens its newest restaurant here in Juban Crossing.”
Zea fans can now indulge in their favorite dishes like Zea’s signature Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Corn Grits and Duck Empanadas at Juban Crossing every day. The Taste Buds Management Team is excited to continue to grow throughout the South, with a Zea Rotisserie & Bar slated to open in Ridgeland, MS in 2019.
“We always knew Livingston Parish was an ideal location from an economic standpoint, and we have been blown away by the sense of welcoming we have felt, both today and every day since beginning our journey with this store,” said chef and Co-Founder of Taste Buds Management, Greg Reggio.
Zea Juban Crossing is the 10th location in the Gulf South since opening in 1997. The restaurant was created by three chefs from New Orleans, who focus on great food, craft drinks and good times with friends. Zea’s philosophy focuses on not taking itself too seriously so its diners can kick back, feel comfortable and be themselves.
For more information about Zea, please visit zearestaurants.com. Fans can also join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@ZeaRestaurants). Taste Buds and Zea are always building for the future, and the management teams encourage all managers and staff who are seeking a great culture along with sustained growth to reach out for potential employment opportunities.
About Zea Rotisserie & Bar: Zea Rotisserie & Bar is a polished, casual restaurant where friends can meet up, share good food and have a great time. Zea is the brainchild of Hans Limburg, Gary Darling, and Greg Reggio, collectively known as The Taste Buds. The first Zea location opened in Harahan, LA in June 1997 and now has grown to locations in the Greater New Orleans Area and beyond including Covington, LA; Slidell, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Baton Rouge, LA. Zea offers modern comfort food, including signature menu items, such as Rotisserie meats, Roasted Corn Grits and Thai Ribs. The Buds provide a great working environment, as well; Taste Buds Management was named among “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and 2017 by New Orleans City Business as well as a “Top Workplace” by The Times-Picayune in 2017 and 2018. For more information about Zea locations and menu, visit zearestaurants.com.
About the Chamber: The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce is the largest and longest standing business organization in Livingston Parish. We represent the business community and coordinate community initiatives and programs which make Livingston Parish better. The chamber is 501C6 nonprofit association serving Livingston Parish and each of its municipalities and communities.

Pictured from left to right back: Paul Hutson, Stan Harris, Hudson Lemoine, James Moak, Jimmy Carter, Lori Johnson, Candy Forbes, April Wehrs, Mike Cotton
From left to right front: Priscilla Medina, Kelsey Moak, Greg Reggio, Laura Akers, Gerard Landry, Nancy Jeansonne, Jeff Wesley