Laura Crucet Of Pig + Fig Cafe Nominated For Edible New Mexico’s Annual Local Hero Awards

Chef Laura Crucet has been nominated for Edible New Mexico’s annual Local Hero Award. Voting is open through March 24. Courtesy photo


The New Mexico foodie magazine Edible New Mexico, announced it’s nominees for their annual Local Hero Awards, including Los Alamos county’s own Laura Crucet, chef and owner of the Pig + Fig Cafe 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 our 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. Laura has been nominated in the Chef, Greater New Mexico category.

Chef Laura Crucet is a Texas native whose culinary career spans over 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 is now the owner of the gourmet restaurant, Pig + Fig Cafe, located in White Rock. 

When restaurants were shuttered due to the pandemic, Laura and her team pivoted the business and began offering online ordering and created their now famous box lunches. A White Rock institution, Pig + Fig Cafe is located at 11 Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock and orders can be placed at

“I’m just kind of overwhelmed,” said Crucet. “I didn’t think anybody knew about us outside of Los Alamos”. Now is our chance to show the rest of New Mexico how great the Pig + Fig Cafe is! Please vote now and share with anyone who has ever had the pleasure of eating at the Pig + Fig Cafe! 

Voting will be open through March 24. 

Congratulations to Laura and the entire crew at Pig + Fig!