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Brandi Key Lasco

Chef Brandi Key Discusses New Culinary Director Role With Lasco Enterprises

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, Featured, News

When parting ways with Clark Cooper Concepts after eight years in January, chef Brandi Key didn’t publicly discuss her goals or what she was doing next. About two months later, an announcement revealed that she’s the new culinary director for Lasco Enterprises. Lasco Enterprises, named for founder Jerry Lasco, started in Houston. The company owns […]

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Harold's

Executive Chef Richard Knight Finds A New Home At Harold’s In The Heights—Updated

Posted: March 1, 2018 at 8:00 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Chef Richard Knight, who first came to prominence in Houston as one of the chefs at Feast, hasn’t been at helm of a restaurant kitchen since leaving Hunky Dory on February 5 of last year. (Hunky Dory shuttered just a few months later after several business issues surrounding parent company Treadsack came to light.) His […]

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UPDATE: Chef Alex Padilla Of The Original Ninfa’s Wins National “The Chew” Competition In NYC

Posted: February 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Updated, 2/22/2018, 3:34 p.m.: Padilla won the final round of the competition with a ribeye bruschetta on butter-fried toast topped with fennel and asparagus salad and a citrus dijon vinaigrette. He beat out a cod dish made by fellow finalist Jonathan Dearden of Radiator in Washington D.C. According to a press release, Padilla plans to […]

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Houston Chefs To Know: Lance Fegen At Liberty Kitchen

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

“It’s not hard to become a chef but it’s really freakin’ hard to stay one,” says Lance Fegen, the culinary director and a managing partner of F.E.E.D. TX restaurant group. With that perspective, it’s remarkable that he has maintained a career spanning 27 years. His early days in the Houston restaurant business includes work at […]

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Houston Chefs To Know: Mark Schmidt at Rainbow Lodge

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 11:26 am   /   Chefs You Should Know

Rainbow Lodge, the beautiful, spacious log cabin at 2011 Ella near T.C. Jester, has long been known for its game meat-centric menu and the weddings held on its impeccably landscaped grounds. Behind the acclaimed cuisine is executive chef Mark Schmidt, who has helmed the Rainbow Lodge kitchen a total of five years. He was born […]

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