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Houston Chef Recipes

Some of Houston's top culinary minds who give tours to their favorite places have shared these fantastic recipes. Try them at home, or go check out the real deal at their restaurants! 

Pastry Chef Catherine

Texas Blueberry Cobbler

Pastry Chef Catherine Rodriguez
At Olivette at The Houstonian, pastry chef Catherine Rodriguez is ringing in summer early with her Texas blueberry cobbler.

Danny Trace

Texas Creole Crawfish Boil

Chef Danny Trace
Brennans shares their secret to the perfect Cajun crawfish boil. Get ready to invite your friends because crawfish are best shared in groups.

Randy Previous tours

Butternut Squash Soup

Chef Randy Evans
"A lot of people miss Houston's rich history-homegrown and immigrant-because they stay  in their own little bubble and don't really  know what their city has to offer."

chris shepherd

Bycatch and Local Fish Ceviche

Chris Shepherd
"There are actually very few people living in Houston that are originally from here, so we have access to so many cultures-things to see and things to taste. People need to take advantage of that."

Ryan Pera

Gulf Snapper with Squash Blossom Pesto

Ryan Pera
"The diversity of regional foods is one of the many things that makes Houston a great city. I'm always exploring."

Chef Hugo Ortega

Flautas de Pollo

Hugo Ortega
"Houston has an ‘open door policy.' It has welcomed me-and many others-with its arms outstretched. It is rich with ethnic urban markets, shops and eateries. Many Mexican products are available here, so it feels like home."

Rebecca Masson

Strawberry Pie

Rebecca Masson
"Houston has an amazingly diverse ethnic food culture. I love discovering all that this city has to offer. It always brings me inspiration."

Sparrow Monica Pope

Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Chef Monica Pope
"We always say that it's the people that make 
Houston what it is. Small restaurant owners 
are the people that make Houston."