Where were you born? Richardson Texas, a suburb of Dallas
What is your favorite dish to cook?
It depends on the occasion. I really enjoy making soups, stews, and braised dishes. There is something very comforting about sharing these foods with friends and family.
What is your earliest food memory?
My father was a fantastic cook. I remember as a child learning to prepare Julia Child and Joy of Cooking recipes with him.
What was your first kitchen job?
Stone House Bistro, my family’s restaurant
Favorite food and wine pairing?
Nothing beats a solid cab with Bolognese and mostaccioli
If I could spend anywhere in the world for a week where would it be?
The high desert in New Mexico
If you could make a rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?
When not working, what are you happiest doing?
Playing a variety of stringed instruments, listening to records at home with my wife Melissa and my cat Bones, watching old episodes of Star Trek and decompressing.
What is your hidden talent that no one knows?
I sing and write music and poetry.