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“The Voice of Texas Cuisine”

Chef Brian West, author of The Texas Cuisine Manifesto, is a professional restaurant consultant. In the past few years, he has launched menus for more than 35 dining establishments. Chef Brian West has earned accolades and recognitions that few can boast. He is a graduate of the Art Institute in Houston, and has worked at some of San Antonio’s most well-known fine dining establishments. He also opened and operated his own restaurant, Cafe Paladar. He has been a Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of the Americas. Chef West has also served as the Operational Chef of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” featuring Robert Irving.

Texas Culinary Alliance members get the inside scoop from Chef West on what’s trending in the industry, with specific product recommendations, seasonal food selections, and recipe tips.