David McCelvey isn't intimidated by the economic downturn. “This company is bullish about its future. We aren't going to lie down,” he says. McCelvey, who has returned to New Orleans and Emeril's Homebase — corporate headquarters for Lagasse's restaurant empire — as v.p. of operations and culinary after spending a year as head of culinary at Chipotle Mexican Grill, plans to create growth by focusing on what is important to customers and what makes good business sense. McCelvey's mission is ...

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