Houston Chef of the Month for October: Edel Goncalves
HOUSTON – The Chef of the Month for October is Edel Goncalves of Fielding's Local Kitchen + Bar.
At age 15, Edel Gonçalves became an apprentice to the chef at Goumard Prunier, a two star Michelin restaurant in Paris.
During the next 10 years, he apprenticed in a number of European restaurants, including Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin, Ireland; Restaurant L’Etoile d’Or, Le Regence, Le Bourdonnais and Les Antiquaires in Paris.
Back in Houston, he obtained a position at Masraff's as Executive Sous Chef where he rapidly became the Executive Chef.
In early 2002 he left Masraff's to start working on his own restaurant with investors, Rouge, which he opened in 2003.