Tiffany Derry, former Top Chef finalist, is hosting Cafe Momentum’s 10th pop-up dinner at Private | Social on April 29th at 6 PM. Cafe Momentum is a restaurant and culinary facility for at-risk youth who strive to reach their full potential.
Tickets are $100 and include wine pairings. Reserve your spot here starting at noon on Thursday, March 22. Read the rest of Derry’s bio below:
Texas native Derry began in the food industry when she was just 15 and competed in American Culinary Federation competitions to pay her way through the Art Institute of Houston. While completing her studies at AIH, Derry began working at Pesce Restaurant, where she advanced from garde manger to junior sous chef.
Shortly after graduating at the top of her class, Derry became the executive sous chef at Grotto Cucina Napolitano. Following a move to Dallas, she returned to the Art Institute as an instructor in the culinary school. In 2008, she became executive chef of Go Fish Ocean Club in Dallas.
Derry is best known as “fan favorite” on season 7 of Bravo’s Top Chef, where she made it to the final four. Her quiet confidence, warm Southern charm, and genuine natural ability in the kitchen made her a natural selection for season 8’s Top Chef All Stars, where she was again a finalist.
If you haven’t voted already, there are two days left for you to redeem your shame. The Readers’ Choice poll for Best Restaurant and Bars will be open today and tomorrow only. And then, my friends, that is it for 2012. The website will give you a big, fat error message and you’ll have to sit patiently until 2013 to make a difference in Dallas dining. For those of you who’ve already voted and continue to vote, I give you my most heartfelt thanks. If it were possible, I would send you all buttons you can pin to your suits that say, “I VOTED TODAY” in red, white, and blue lettering. Unfortunately, I am not made of paper and plastics.
Edit: The survey for Best Nightlife (where most of the bar voting is) will be coming soon, so hold on to your mouse clickers.1 Comment »