Epic F&B, a Dallas-based hospitality group, announces it has hired ANGELA HERNANDEZ as Executive Chef of FINE CHINA at The Statler, an iconic downtown Dallas hotel and residences development opening later this year.
Formerly Chef de Cuisine of high-profile Dallas restaurant Top Knot, Hernandez will lead the kitchen at Fine China, a full-service restaurant offering Pan-Asian-inspired cuisine.
In addition to lunch and dinner, Fine China will feature a cocktail bar offering sake, Japanese whiskies, and high tea. The space will feature communal seating as well as private dining rooms.
“I am super excited; it’s going to be a fun collaboration,” said Hernandez. “I fell in love with the space at The Statler the first time I saw it, and I think this will be a very special opening.”
Hernandez embraced her passion for Asian cuisine, and sharped her knowledge of seafood and sushi as Sous Chef at Uchiko in Austin and, most recently, as Chef de Cuisine at Top Knot. Hernandez gained extensive experience at restaurants in Los Angeles and New York City, where she worked under acclaimed Chef Gordon Ramsey at the London Hotel after graduating at the Texas Culinary Academy.
Highly acclaimed in the Dallas culinary scene, Hernandez has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career.
Epic F&B joined forces with The Statler to manage and operate all hotel food service, including managing the hotel’s five restaurant and bar outlets, catering, ballroom/event space and room service.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have Angela heading up Fine China,” said Chef Graham Dodds, Culinary Director for Epic F&B. “She is immensely talented and so enthusiastic. I can’t wait to see the magic she brings to this project.”
Fine China is set to open late fall, following the opening of The Statler hotel and other food and beverage outlets.