Pig+Fig Café owner/chef Laura Crucet. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
The New Mexico foodie magazine ‘Edible New Mexico’, announced its nominees for its annual Local Hero Awards, including Laura Crucet, chef and owner of the Pig+Fig Café in White Rock.
The Local Hero Awards are the “people’s choice” awards of the New Mexico food industry. An Edible Local Hero is an exceptional individual, business or organization making a positive impact on New Mexico’s food systems.
The honorees nurture their communities through food, service and socially and environmentally sustainable business practices.
Edible New Mexico readers nominate and vote for their favorite local chefs, growers, artisans, advocates and other food professionals in two dozen categories. Crucet has been nominated in the Chef, Greater New Mexico category.
Crucet is a Texas native whose culinary career spans more than 20 years and two continents. She is a graduate of the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, has co-authored several cookbooks, is an acclaimed cooking instructor and now owner of the gourmet restaurant, Pig+Fig Café.
When restaurants were shuttered due to the pandemic, Crucet and her team pivoted the business and began offering online ordering and created their now famous box lunches. A White Rock institution, Pig+Fig Café is at 11 Sherwood Blvd. and orders can be placed here.
“I’m just kind of overwhelmed,” Crucet said. “I didn’t think anybody knew about us outside of Los Alamos.”
The community has an opportunity to show the rest of New Mexico how great the Pig+Fig Café is – vote now by clicking here … and share with anyone who has had the pleasure of eating at the Pig+Fig Café.
Voting is open through March 24.
Congratulations to Crucet and the entire crew at Pig+Fig Café.