HOUSTON – In 1992, he became Houston’s first-ever James Beard Award recipient and was nationally considered as one of the founding fathers of Southwestern cuisine alongside Dean Fearing and Stephan Pyles.
The legendary chef joined Houston Life to chat about some incredible pinch-me moments next to culinary icon Julia Child, and some of the beloved dishes he created over 30 years ago and are still loved by Houstonians.
The chef, who arrived in Space City in 1981 chasing after his now-wife, Mimi, recently appeared on Top Chef Houston as he joined the judge’s panel on the first episode of this season,
Del Grande is now transitioning to the well-earned role of Chef Emeritus so he can spend more time with his new grandson and said he will continue to mentor the staff to ensure the success of The Annie Café & Bar and Turner’s.
To see Del Grande’s complete interview, watch the video above.
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