Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do…
I was born into a restaurant family that has operated a restaurant in Fort Worth since 1935. I opened and operated a highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant for nearly a decade before opening my last concept Righteous Foods, a clean eatery in the same location.
What inspired you to become a chef?
It has always been in my blood, but travelling through Mexico and falling in love with the culture and regional cuisine opened my eyes.
Would you say Fort Worth has a strong foodie scene?
It has changed drastically over the past decade and it has grown to be a strong scene with lots of variety and I am proud to be a part of the growth.
Do you have a favourite dish to cook?
It changes daily depending on the season or mood I’m in.
What would your perfect night in Fort Worth consist of?
Seeing a show at Bass Hall and eating at one of my family’s restaurants.
If we’ve only got one day in Fort Worth, what should we do?
Breakfast at Righteous Foods, visiting the world renowned museums and dinner at Joe T.’s.
Describe typical Fort Worth cuisine…
Protein is king with strong Mexican and Cowboy Cuisine influences with a growing number of world cuisine evolving.
What do you think it is that makes Fort Worth such a unique destination?
It is where the west begins and has an addictive small town feel.
Finally, describe Fort Worth in one sentence…
Fort Worth is home to many cultures and has a storied history, it embodies Texas.