Chefs You Should Know

Two Houston Restaurants & One Chef Selected as 2023 James Beard Award Nominees

POSTED: March 29, 2023 AT 11:54 am   /   Breaking News, Chefs You Should Know, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Some Houston restaurants, chefs and beverage professionals can bask in the glow of becoming 2023 James Beard Award nominees today. Breaking into this level of consideration for a James Beard Foundation Award is an honor unto itself. The competition is incredibly stiff, as it ranges across the state for the Best Chefs: Texas category and […]

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Houston Food Finder’s Big Chef, Sommelier & Bartender Gala Returns on January 17 — Updated

POSTED: January 4, 2023 AT 6:51 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Upcoming Events

Update, 1/14/2023, 10:47 a.m.: VIP tickets are sold out, and regular tickets for the seated dinner are very close to sell-out as well. If you would like to be on a waitlist in case more seating is made available, please email editor and publisher Phaedra Cook.  It’s time to celebrate. After a more than two-year […]

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Well-Regarded Chef Now Has His Own Downtown Houston Restaurant

POSTED: September 15, 2022 AT 3:12 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Rebrandings & Retoolings

Over the past 15 years, chef José Hernandez has built a storied career in Houston. High points include wowing diners with meticulous, beautiful desserts at Triniti; being the opening chef for La Balance and Radio Milano; and, most recently, overseeing all culinary operations at Hotel Alessandra, including in-hotel restaurant Lucienne. The hotel closed in January […]

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Houston Seafood Restaurant in the Heights Lures Chef with Michelin-Star Pedigree

POSTED: September 14, 2022 AT 12:01 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Rebrandings & Retoolings

1751 Sea & Bar, the Heights-area seafood restaurant and gin haven in Houston, is welcoming a new executive chef. This follows J.D. Woodward’s post on his Facebook page announcing his departure in June, after three years heading the kitchen. Chef Matthew Young took over the reins in August, just in time to craft a new […]

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New Indian Cookbook From Houston Chef Ready to Add to Your Collection

POSTED: August 30, 2022 AT 4:00 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Anita Jaisinghani, the multiple-time James Beard Award semifinalist and nominee chef and owner of Pondicheri, has long been a well-regarded fixture in Houston’s culinary scene, leveraging her in-depth knowledge of Indian cuisine to win fans of her cooking. From 2001 to 2016, she operated her modern Indian bistro, Indika, first in Memorial and then in […]

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