2008, Scott Callais joined the restaurant as
general manager and brought more than 30
years of experience in the restaurant industry
has managed to elevate one of the best restaurants in
Baton Rouge to become one of the most talked about eateries in
extensive hospitality management experience
and restaurant work history, Scott Callais fits in well at Juban's
is surrounded by fine wine and proper tableside service.
grew up in Cut Off.
father, World War II Navy
Veteran Harold Callais, worked as a commercial fisherman while
mother Emelia was a retail clerk who also helped manage
worked with his
father on the boats every
summer in order to pay his
"My father always told me he
was going to teach me how not to
be a fisherman so that I would do something else than do what he
had to do all of his
life," said Callais
Callais, an LSU graduate, began his restaurant career in
the 1970s, waiting tables and bartending.
At the age of 24, he
way to the position of general manager at Ever
Loving Saturday's Restaurant on Corporate Boulevard.
the next two decades, he served in leadership positions at several
restaurants and even opened his
own fine wine cafe, Grand Cru
Wine Shop Deli and Catering, where patrons could find an exotic
mix of wines, meats and cheeses.
Unfortunately, Baton Rouge
experienced an economic recession that led to the shop's early
closure after only two years of business, and Callais
back to the management life in 1993 when he
was hired as general
manager of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
in Baton Rouge.
Callais became general manager at Juban's, where he remains
B y C a d y C a r r e r a s
Scott Callais, General Manager
3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
my professional career," Callais
of the finest restaurants in Louisiana and the
president says Callais
brings service as well as
business knowledge to the restaurant.
has brought to Juban's
, our management
team and our food and service staff is vast
knowledge and experience in the hospitality
field along with a corporate structure that is
needed in every family business."
As a wine connoisseur, Callais
also travels to
Napa Valley and Sonoma County often.
"I fell in the love with the restaurant business," said Callais
, " I