Majid Amoorpour

Majid Amoorpour was born in Iran. He left with his family, to escape the Iraq-Iran Wars in 1980, moving to Sweden where he was introduced to a whole new world of tastes. After a formal culinary apprenticeship, Mr. Amoorpour moved to Oklahoma City before arriving in Charlotte. As the former head chef at Bistro La Bon, he introduced Charlotte to a menu, and a taste, that reflects his cosmopolitan upbringing.

Interviewer:

Joseph Ewoodzie

Photographer:

Peter Taylor


Charlotte was a comfort zone for me. When I came to Charlotte, the timing and the relationships that I built were very powerful and stayed here. It changed as a food culture.

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