Wesley True

Mobile, AL

  • Two-time James Beard Award Nominee

Leave it to a Mobile native to reinvent his home state’s outlook on culinary possibilities.

An Ole Miss graduate, Wesley True took his first cooking job in the kitchen of Oxford’s City Grocery, but his inspiration to become a chef dates back to age ten when he first experienced fine dining at a New York restaurant.

After returning to New York to study at the Culinary Institute of America and working in Big Apple kitchens for several years, True returned to his hometown and opened his self-titled flagship restaurant in 2007. With a focus on French cuisine and a flare for creativity, True is passionate about sourcing local ingredients, especially Alabama Gulf Seafood.

Since opening the doors of True Restaurant, True has been enjoying an extended run on the culinary awards circuit. He’s received recognition far and wide, from being named Mobile’s Best Chef to a nomination for the James Beard Award in the Best Chef in the South category.

Now based in Montgomery, Wesley True still utilizes Alabama’s Gulf Coast as a big part of True’s menu. Give True Restaurant a try if you’re looking for the quality and prestige of New York dining with a heavy dose of Southern hospitality.

“I think so many of us have lost our connection to the food we eat. Serving Alabama Gulf Seafood, for me, is all about knowing not only where something comes from, but more importantly, who it comes from. I don’t just know my seafood guy, I know my fishermen, and for my customers, that means they can expect a certain level of excellence in every dish we serve.”

On The Menu

True Restaurant in Montgomery changes its menu weekly but you can be sure to find Gulf Seafood such as oysters, shrimp, crab and a variety of fish.