James Beard Foundation Chef Tour Dinner

Chef Jason Dady

Jason Dady Restaurant Group

San Antonio, TX

When it comes to bringing San Antonians exceptional food, Chef Jason Dady thinks big: Texas big. The native Texan’s Jason Dady Restaurant Group includes six cherished dining establishments. Dady’s culinary skills touch San Antonio menus in a wide variety of ways—from the Tuscan dining of Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art to the award-winning baby back ribs of Two Bros. BBQ Market. The Alamo BBQ Co. defines classic Texas pit barbecue and B&D Ice House specializes in smoked meats while the Shuck Shack’s excels at fresh oysters. Steaks are not forgotten, as Range, a modern American chophouse, puts Angus beef front and center.

Long at the forefront of the San Antonio culinary scene, Dady was a James Beard Award finalist (2012) and a guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City twice. Besides starring in Iron Chef Gauntlet and Beat Bobby Flay, Dady has garnered plenty of other accolades, including being named twice as the Best Chef in San Antonio by San Antonio Magazine (2013, 2018).