Chefs You Should Know

A Houston Chef’s Cookbook is Up for a 2023 James Beard Media Award

POSTED: April 26, 2023 AT 2:06 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, Cookbooks, News

The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2023 Media Award nominees, and among them is chef and owner Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri, her Indian restaurant located at 2800 Kirby in West Ave. Her book, “Masala: Recipes from India, the Land of Spices”, is a contender in the International category. (Click here to read our review […]

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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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