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Major League Executive Chef

Major League Executive Chef

To learn the career history of Chef Cris Vazquez, one need look no further than the built-in bookcases along the back wall of his office at Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers. His mementos, accolades and keepsakes include a row of bobblehead figures and jerseys of...
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Building on the Southwest Theme

Chef Jesus Olivares

The morning crew at Via Reál restaurant nervously awaits the chef’s arrival. When he walks in the door, they inform him that there is nothing available for the daily special. But within minutes, Chef Jesus Olivares  combs the walk-in cooler, the pantry and his seasoning rack to find a handful of ingredients that...
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Hunting and Cooking with Jesse

When he swaps his chef’s hat for a skull cap and moves with ease through the mesquite scrub of the south Texas chaparral, Jesse Griffiths could easily be mistaken for a professional hunting guide. On this day, he instructs his companions on the favored hiding spots of the...
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Epicurean World Master Chef Society Team Takes Olympic Silver

The 15-member Texas-regional Epicurean World Masters Chef Society (EWMCS) team once again competed for an Olympic medal in the 28th Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) in Ehart, Germany. Over 1000 participants from 55 countries entered the 2016 quadrennial event recognized as the worldwide culinary Olympics. Led by team captain Chef Patrick Mitchell of Ben E. Keith Foods,...
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