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Chris Shepherd

Chef / Houston, TX
Chris Shepherd
Photo by Julie Soefer

James Beard Award winner
Title: Owner & Chef
Location: Houston, TX
Establishment: Catalan Food & Wine, Underbelly, Haymarket

Why he's a big deal: He was awarded "Best Chef Southwest" by the James Beard Foundation and a "Best New Chef" by Food & Wine magazine. Known for his affable personality and adventurous comfort food, he is also a tailgating master.