Chef Tiffany Derry, a woman who is truly America’s sweetheart. It was her insistence to stand out from the Top Chef crowd of chefs on season seven where smarminess is generally a theme and backstabbing is de rigueur. That’s not how Tiffany plays it, her genuine personality coupled with the extraordinary ability to cook led this chef to the top of that season’s heap, which begat an amazing television career which includes another season of Top Chef (All Stars), a gig on Bar Rescue and numerous judging appearances for both Top Chef and Top Chef Jr.. If that is not enough, and is it ever really, she has her own PBS series being filmed as this is written.Continue reading
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Chef Hung Huynh to collaborate with Uchiba Chef McCullar for Uncommon Ramen
Uchibā’s Uncommon Ramen, the monthly series celebrating innovative collaborations with Uchibā’s Executive Sous Chef Rhonda McCullar and renowned chefs from around the country, features the ingenuity of Chef Hung Huyn for its June release. Since launching in 2017, the Uncommon Ramen series has boasted such celebrated chefs as Tommy Lee, Chris Shepherd, Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole, among others.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Hung Huyn began his craft at an early age, working in his family’s Asian restaurant in Massachusetts at the age of 10. Forgoing culinary school due to the cost, he took a job in Puerto Rico that led to securing a position at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Juan which funded his education at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA.)Continue reading
Celebrity Chef Meal Kits by Chef Tiffany Derry and Kevin Sbraga at Legacy Hall
Legacy Hall announces a special partnership with Top Chef Season 7 contestants Chef Tiffany Derry and Chef Kevin Sbraga who have teamed up this weekend to offer must-have family meal kits including Fish Fry Friday, Italian Family-Time dinner and Sunday Supper. Continue reading
Tesar Opening “Outer Reef” in California, Homage to Spoon
Chef John Tesar, a four-time James Beard nominated chef, and a two-time contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef”, has signed a lease at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA to bring his renowned seafood reputation to the West Coast. The restaurant will be called Outer Reef and will feature Tesar’s interpretation of coastal seafood, using fresh California produce and seafood sourced exclusively from the West Coast, from Baja to Alaska. Continue reading
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Tesar Cooking Class This Saturday, September 30th at Granada Theater
by Melissa Sheffeld
One of Dallas’ most prolific chefs, John Tesar, will be appearing at the Granada Theater this Saturday performing a cooking class that includes a marvelous spread prepared by the Top Chef.
Tesar has been busy appearing on not one but two seasons of Top Chef and numerous other cooking programs, is owner of Knife one pretty fantastic steakhouse in Dallas, soon to open in San Francisco and in Plano. He also has a burger concept about to open in Plano which will most likely kill your desire for any other burger in Dallas. He also recently released his best selling book also called Knife. Busy chef, and Dallas is fortunate to have him. Continue reading
Tacos Mariachi Honors Tesar With His Own Taco
by Steven Doyle
Wait, it’s not Tuesday. We can’t possibly do a taco story today, or can we? Yes we can, especially with a little number like this presented by Tacos Mariachi who pays an homage to Top Chef contender John Tesar.
The John Tesar Taco is a flour tortilla, charred tomato salsa, avocado, toy box pico and jalapeño tomatillo cream. Sounds legit and we happen to be on a relleno binge at the moment. Continue reading
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