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Ed Villarreal

Chef Ed, currently the Executive Chef at Alberico Fine Wine restaurant in Olmos Park is a San Antonio native with nearly 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. He earned his stripes rising through the ranks from dishwasher to executive chef, something he’s proud of because it helped him understand the role of everyone in the kitchen. Although he was largely classically trained, he has a passion for smashing big, bold and sometimes unlikely flavors, ingredients and cuisines together. He started out at the Oak Hills Country Club, where he first experienced the joy of silencing a room with his food. Among others, his resume includes The Argyle, Grey Moss Inn, Biga on the Banks, Boiler House and The Draft Sports Bar & Grill – the only scratch kitchen sports bar of its kind at the time. Chef Ed is also the host chef and co-producer of a new cooking show, Homegrown Chef.

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