Who We Are

QED Hospitality is a restaurant operations management group, focused on running Food & Beverage operations in boutique hotels nationally.

We bring our operational acumen to the table, developing and managing restaurants tailored to the hotel, the region and the demands of the market. These are not cookie cutter concepts, but true restaurants born of the region and based on our history.


Brian Landry, Chef/Owner

Brian Landry is a New Orleans native, passionate chef, supporter of regional foodways, and dedicated conservationist of Gulf seafood. Brian is the Chef/Owner of QED Hospitality, a restaurant operations management group that runs Jack Rose restaurant, the Bayou Bar, Hot Tin rooftop bar and the Silver Whistle Café within the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans, and Marsh House restaurant, L.A. Jackson rooftop bar & restaurant and coffee shop Killebrew at the Thompson Nashville in Tennessee. Along with business partner Emery Whalen, Brian oversees all operations and the expansion of the QED brand. Brian also serves on the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

Emery Whalen, CEO/Owner

Emery Whalen was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the city’s rich culinary traditions and her grandmother’s cooking inspired a passion for both food and the preservation of the region’s indigenous culture. After graduating from Princeton, Emery joined TeachNOLA to teach French and Spanish to high school students before becoming a hostess at Restaurant August in 2010. She spent the next few years moving up in the company, becoming an integral part of the company's operations. With partner Brian Landry she founded QED Hospitality. Emery has been named a Forbes "30 Under 30" and lives in New Orleans with her husband and their dog, Sugar.