Chef TJ Lengnick has been named executive chef of Steel, another cog in the wheel of updates for the 15-year old restaurant that still shines bright. Lengnick has a terrific Dallas restaurant history working at Jasper’s in Plano, as well as Pappa’s Brothers Steakhouse, Nana Grill, Shinsei and was the opening chef de cuisine at Whiskey Cake. The chef is an avid Steelers fan (we won’t hold that against him) and graduated from New England Culinary Institute. Other proud graduates from New England include Alton Brown, and local chef wunderkind Abraham Salum.
Lengnick knows his way around an Asian kitchen, and will have full command of the series of pro-woks that fill the Steel kitchen. The chef said he had some interesting plans to upgrade the menu, but will keep the integrity of popular dishes that have graced the menu since opening day. The restaurant offers a range of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine.
In addition to chef Lengnick, Steel also employees a master sushi chef that works the front of the house creating delicious sushi and sashimi.