Thomas Keller

Our Team

Thomas Keller Chef / Proprietor
Guillaume Chamot-Rooke Director of Bouchon Bakeries
Patrick Keller General Manager
Luther Dowdy Chef de Cuisine
Francois Hiegel Executive Head Baker
Luther Dowdy

Luther Dowdy

Chef de Cuisine

As chef de cuisine, Luther Dowdy leads the culinary team at Bouchon Bakery & Café at Time Warner Center. In this role, he is responsible for menu development, training and mentorship of all culinary and stewarding employees, and ensuring consistency with every guest experience. 

Chef Dowdy joined Bouchon Bakery in 2013 as a chef de partie at the Rockefeller Center location. After two years, he transferred to the Bouchon Bakery & Café at Time Warner Center, and in 2016, was promoted to sous chef and later executive sous chef. In 2018, Chef Dowdy assumed his current role as chef de cuisine, through which he aims to lead the next generation of chefs.

Chef Dowdy developed a love for cooking and hospitality as a child spending time in his parents’ bar and grill, Rocky and Pam’s Place in Altavista, Virginia. Prior to Bouchon Bakery, he was chef de partie at Chef Eric Masson’s French Bistro in Little River, South Carolina, and a line cook at Chef Sean Christianson’s Divine Prime Steakhouse, Nacho Hippo, and Banditos in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Chef Dowdy attended the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach.