Chef Features

The Chef Feature Section: Interviews and more.

  1. Celebrity Chef Memes

    Many chefs have personalities that bring them out of the kitchen and into our homes and our dinner table discussions. Over time, several celebrity chefs have left a mark on our society and culture. Here we celebrate those chefs who have changed the way we think about food and cooking or just made us laugh. Julia Child Julia Child was known as a woman who wasn't afraid to make her opinions known. She also wasn't afraid of non-diet food like butter, cake, and steak. Her wisdom often transcended cooking and applied to living a full life. Recently, Paste Magazine put together some of the best Julia-ism memes as a tribute to one of the first celebrity chefs. [caption id="attachment_5598" align="aligncenter" width="300"]julia-child-cream-butter-ii Paste Magazine[/caption] Continue reading →
  2. Enchilada : Aztec to Tex-Mex

    [caption id="attachment_5558" align="alignnone" width="900"]Photo via The Rivard Report Photo via The Rivard Report[/caption] Every day people come together and share stories over food. Rarely however, does the food in which people gather around become the story itself. San Antonio restaurateur, Cappy Lawton, is changing this trajectory with the publication of his first cookbook, Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex. Continue reading →
  3. Q&A with Alto-Shaam Chef Robert Simmelink

    Not all kitchen equipment is created equal. While some brands cater to accessibility through low prices, others pour innovation, technology, and resources into making their products state of the art. Alto-Shaam, with its highly innovative combi ovens, Cook & Hold ovens and renowned Halo Heat technology, embodies the latter end of this spectrum. We sat down with the brand’s Executive...
  4. The Barrios Family Restaurants, San Antonio, Texas

    From left: Diana, Louis, and Teresa in front of a portrait of their mother, Viola. Image courtesy of mysanantonio.com The restaurant industry is a tough, yet rewarding one. Businesses come and go, but those that stay – those that endure - find a winning combination in creating great food and serving happy, loyal customers. For the Barrios family of San Antonio...
  5. Chef Diego Fernandez of Starfish, San Antonio

    Starfish on South Alamo Street, San AntonioIt's not every day that a father and son have restaurants located on the same street, just a few doors from one another, but such is the case for Rene and Diego Fernandez. The father-son duo are marking the King William neighborhood with new foods and flavors to inspire the ever-changing San Antonio dining...
  6. Chef Interview: Steve McHugh of Cured, San Antonio

    Chef Steve McHugh is not new to the industry, but his new restaurant, Cured, has brought something entirely fresh and unique to the San Antonio restaurant scene. Housed in a stunning, historic building from 1904 in the city's lively Pearl Brewery, the chef and proprietor, along with his wife, revamped the interior with elegant, contemporary touches that complemented the building's unique character. McHugh...
  7. Chef Interview | Jesse Perez | Arcade Midtown Kitchen

    Tucked into the bustling Pearl Brewery in San Antonio is a place called Arcade Midtown Kitchen where "Food Fortune Awaits." The aesthetics of the place are as satisfying outside as they are inside, and best yet, the food (and drinks) don't disappoint. The man behind it is Jesse Perez, a local chef who has earned his stripes working in his native...
  8. Chef Interview | Luca Della Casa | Silo & Nosh

    Italians have long been known for their passionate enthusiasm on life, culture, family and food, and Torino-born Chef, Luca Della Casa, is no exception. The Italian Chef has become a much talked about fixture on the San Antonio dining circuit thanks to his impressive work as Executive Chef at Silo Elevated Cuisine and Nosh in addition to being a contestant on the...
  9. Chef Interview | Mark Bliss | Bliss, San Antonio

    Chef Mark Bliss in action, courtesy of Southern Living. If you haven't already heard, it's about time to add San Antonio to your list of dining destinations, and pronto. With the plethora of restaurants in our fair city, there is no shortage of great places to eat, so let your culinary compass be your guide. But guide you as it may, we are taking...
  10. Restaurant Spotlight: NOSH, San Antonio, Texas

    If you're a dining enthusiast and you live in the San Antonio/Central Texas region, chances are you've been to (or heard of) Silo Elevated Cuisine, the fabulous and highly praised restaurant with locations in both the Alamo Heights area and off of 1604. It's modern approach to fine dining brings together the perfect combination of sophistication and eclecticism in an elegant yet relaxed environment...

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