Meet Chef Dennis

Chef Dennis Barber got his first taste of the restaurant business while attending college in Hammond, LA. One of the grand historic homes in town was being renovated as a fine dining restaurant. The place was charming and offered an exceptional dining experience in the small town 50 miles north of New Orleans.

Dennis grew up in New Orleans and was thrilled to see a restaurant of this caliber in his college town. The memory of dining experiences there stayed with Dennis and he decided that one day he might like to try his hand at something similar.

He began renovating a service station off Hayesville’s historic square in 2005 and opened The Copper Door in March 2007. The restaurant was closed for a period and resumed operation in May 2010.

Chef Dennis features aged steaks, fresh seafood, and tastes of New Orleans with The Copper Door’s menu. He also presents a monthly wine pairing dinner with Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine Nick Demos.