Chef Regina Charboneau, has been named Queen of Biscuits from the New York Times to the Travel Channel with Andrew Zimmern and most recently the Hallmark Channel. However her knowledge of food goes way beyond biscuits. Regina is considered one of the premiere Southern Chefs in America. Regina is a Mississippi maven. Born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, the River runs through her veins. Chef Regina has worked as a camp cook in the bush of Alaska, created and owned restaurants in San Francisco, been chef de cuisine on a set of luxurious vintage railway cars, served as the culinary director of the American Queen Riverboat, and written three cookbooks. It did not matter if Regina was living in Alaska, Paris, or San Francisco because she brought Mississippi and Southern Cooking with her.
A key figure in the American food scene in California that happened in the 80’s, she opened the eponymous Regina's at the Regis in 1985. Located in the heart of the San Francisco's theater district, Regina's was a favorite late nightspot for theatergoers as well as directors, musicians, and actors. In 1995, Regina created Biscuits & Blues nightclub in San Francisco. Featuring classic southern cuisine and live music nightly, Biscuits & Blues has won multiple WC Handy awards for Best Blues Club in America. Regina returned to her native Natchez in 2001 and purchased the historic home Twin Oaks where she took time off to raise her two sons. In 2014 Regina restored King’s Tavern in featuring a wood fired oven with her signature brisket flatbread (over 12,000 sold). In 2019 Regina opened Regina’s Kitchen where she hosts biscuit classes, Southern cooking classes and a popular restaurant-wine bar. Like many Covid brought many changes.
After 42 years of cooking professionaly Regina recently turned "the Kitchen" at 312 Main Street over to her talented, young, Chef friend Josh Harmon. Regina is focusing on her fifth cookbook and still does guest chef appearances and speaking engagements.
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