Chef Aaron Bludorn
Bludorn, Navy Blue
Aaron has recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of his eponymous restaurant and semi-finalist James Beard nomination for Best New Chef in Texas. Aaron made his way to Texas after working for five years as Executive Chef for the beloved Café Boulud in New York City. In 2017, Bludorn was approached by Netflix to be cast in their upcoming blockbuster culinary competition show, The Final Table. For six weeks, Aaron along with his girlfriend and now wife, Victoria Pappas Bludorn, filmed the series in Los Angeles. That same year, Aaron was recognized by Star Chefs as New York City’s Rising Star Community Chef. Aaron and Victoria married shortly thereafter in 2018 and remained in New York where Aaron continued to work at Café Boulud. His culinary passion and drive fueled his dream to open his own restaurant, so in 2019, the Bludorns’ made the joint decision to return to Victoria’s hometown of Houston, Texas to open his first solo venture. Aaron’s experience and vision worked to crescendo the creation of Bludorn where he injects his flair into French-inspired Gulf coast cuisine showcasing the region’s bounty using local ingredients and purveyors. With an emphasis on service, Bludorn provides a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance where guests can experience fine dining, excellent wine, and an inviting atmosphere to liaise among family and friends. In the fall of 2022, Chef Aaron opened his second restaurant, Navy Blue, a modern American seafood concept that pays homage to the gems of the Texas Gulf Coast.