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Aaron Bludorn hails from the Pacific Northwest and for five years served as executive chef of the beloved New York restaurant Cafe Boulud before coming down to Houston. He is the owner and operator of his eponymous restaurant Bludorn, which showcases Gulf Coast cuisine through the chef’s superior French technique. His newest establishment, Navy Blue, a modern American seafood concept paying homage to the gems of the Texas Gulf Coast, opened in Houston in 2022. Also in 2022, Bludorn was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Texas award, and in 2018, he competed on the Netflix blockbuster culinary series The Final Table.