Chefs You Should Know

Chef Nick Wong Quietly Prepares to Leave Underbelly Hospitality’s Georgia James Tavern

POSTED: April 14, 2022 AT 5:12 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Chef Nick Wong, formerly of now-closed UB Preserv, is quietly preparing to leave his role as executive chef of Georgia James Tavern at 737 Preston in Market Square Tower. The news has been confirmed by both Wong and a representative of Underbelly Hospitality, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd’s company which owns the tavern. Wong’s […]

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After 15 Years, Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck Once Again has a Houston Restaurant

POSTED: April 5, 2022 AT 3:53 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Restaurant Openings

Way back in 2004, Wolfgang Puck opened a location of his Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express chain in the Carillon center in the Westchase District. The celebrity chef, who’s also known for catering the Academy Awards, opened a second location in Sugar Land, but by 2007, both were closed. Now, 15 years later, and perhaps emboldened […]

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The 2022 Truffle Masters Proved That Some Houston Chefs are Hard to Beat

POSTED: March 9, 2022 AT 7:00 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, Competitions, News

Crowds enjoying the glitz and glamour of The Truffle Masters event, hosted at the C. Baldwin Hotel by luxury foods purveyor DR Delicacy, was a welcome sight after two years of a pandemic. At the center of the event was the competition among high-powered Houston chefs to determine who was this year’s Truffle Master (or […]

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Executive Chef Returns to Legendary Houston Restaurant Tony’s

POSTED: January 13, 2022 AT 11:36 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Legendary Houston restaurant Tony’s at 3755 Richmond in Greenway Plaza just amped up its woman power, again. Starting on February 10, 2022, executive chef Kate McLean will be back in charge of this classic kitchen and brings her nearly previous eight years of experience working with late restaurateur Tony Vallone with her. But this time […]

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Houston Chef Johann Schuster Finds New Creative Channels, but not in a Restaurant

POSTED: July 29, 2021 AT 10:32 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Johann Schuster, former executive chef and owner of Midtown restuarant Charivari, which closed in 2018 despite a fair share of fans for his scratch-made, Romanian cuisine, is back. At the time of Charivari’s closing, Schuster was also one of only a handful of chefs who were proponents of concepts such as in-house, whole-animal butchery and […]

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