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Blythe Beck Next LTO Chef

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Casie Caldwell, Kitchen LTO creator, announces that chef Blythe Beck has won the position of executive chef and Salma Gottfriend has won the artist position for Kitchen LTO’s 4th round concept. This next round restaurant will open for dinner service on Thursday, October 2nd with lunch service being added the following day and Saturday/Sunday brunch service starting that weekend.

With an engaging wit, earthy zest, and cayenne-red hair, chef Blythe Beck is passionate about creating dishes with tastes and textures that not only please the eye and the palate, but the soul. Beck, who is planning for an upscale southern menu, says, “ I am honored and thankful to be chosen as the next chef at Kitchen LTO and appreciate all who voted for me. I have missed Dallas so much and am excited to be coming home. I can’t wait to cook for, hug, and see everyone. I love this city, and I love this restaurant concept.”   Continue reading

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Cast Your Vote For Kitchen LTO v4.0 Chef

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Last Sunday Dallas had a glimpse of the current contestants in the ongoing Kitchen LTO chef challenge. The winner of the challenge becomes the next LTO executive chef and gains control of the kitchen for four months, writing out their own menu, presenting their unique culinary concept.

 

Chefs in the running include Blythe Beck, a veteran Dallas chef, and star of her own television program (and another one in the works). She does well with her “upscale Southern cuisine”. Beck also introduced us to her fiance. Congratulations, Blythe! Continue reading

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New Finalists For Round Four Of LTO Announced

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Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host their fourth MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE party on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, to debut its chef and artist finalists for the fourth round restaurant rotation.

The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore works by artist finalists and be the first to vote for their favorites. Voting will commence at the event and continue through Saturday, September 13th via Kitchen LTO’s website. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced the week of September 14th. The current executive chef, Brooke Egger, will end her tenure on Tuesday, September 30th. The restaurant will close for two days and re-open Thursday, October 2nd as the fourth round concept.

Tickets are limited and are currently on sale for $65 per person and can be purchased online. Space is limited.   Continue reading

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What Does A Billion Dollar Burger Taste Like?

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Brooke Egger is on the last leg of her tenure at Kitchen LTO. LTO is the quirky restaurant that changes chefs and concepts every four months, which is decided on by the public via and online voting system.The Trinity Groves restaurant is on its third chef, and the model seems to be working out very well. Each chef has been endeared with a public that enjoys their restaurants squeaky new. Egger comes to us from Santa Barbara, California and has a penchant for meat. She comes from a storied history of butchers, which fits well within the Dallas dining model.   Continue reading

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The Next Kitchen LTO Chef Is Brooke Egger

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The next Kitchen LTO chef is the talented young lady from California, Brooke Eggers.

Brooke Egger was first suggested by the current LTO chef, Eic Shelton. They both competed on Food Network’s Cut Throat Kitchen, and Egger has now flown to Dallas three times to perform tastings for the chef gig. Egger comes from a long line of butchers dating back to the 1600′s, and there are still Egger Meat Markets in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

Egger claims to make the very best burger, which includes tarragon, sherry and “other elements”, and uses a Norwegian cheese to top off the special meat blend, along with a Tennessee mustard slaw with a tarragon cream and a salted brioche bun. Egger also has her own line of culinary war in the works.    Continue reading

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Who Will Win The Next Kitchen LTO Top Chef Position?

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Trinity Groves was hopping last night as Kitchen LTO began its voting ritual in search of its next chef who will take the helm behind the revolving kitchen door. Kitchen LTO’s concept is a unique one where chefs vie for four months as executive chef at the Trinity Groves restaurant. This makes for a heated battle, and entertainment for its patrons who lined up to sample dishes from a small handful of hopeful chefs. Last night chef Scott Townend took top honors in the initial public voting, but all the chefs are still expecting to ultimately win the post through additional public voting online this week. The voting last night was extremely close, with a mere two votes separating first and second place.     Continue reading

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Ready For Round Three Of Kitchen LTO At Trinity Groves?

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Kitchen LTO is coming up on its third round of chef incarnations for the Trinity Groves restaurants. Remember the concept is to attract and install a new chef every 4 months. Chefs are whitteled down by committee, and then voted on by the public. You are able to meet and taste offerings from the finalists on Sunday, May 4th, then encouraged to go online to vote for your favorite.

The first round chef was won by Norman Grimm, followed by Eric Shelton. The chefs chosen attract quite a bit of attention from the media, not just locally, but across the country. It is an excellent means of promotion for an up-and-coming chef, or a seasoned chef that needs a boost of publicity to jump start their career in a new direction. This next round of chefs we notice several from both categories.     Continue reading

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