is bringing something new to the table.


Eat Like a Local

Weekly Episodes

Forget the latest trends and join Chris every Saturday as he heads straight for the undiscovered, under-appreciated, and unbelievable flavors hidden in plain sight. Sometimes weird. Often surprising. Always tasty.


Table to Stage

Conversation Series

Introducing Table to Stage, a series of live interviews between Chris and some of the most incredible people in the culinary industry at Stages Houston. Go ahead and snag those tickets because they’ll sell out faster than Franklin Barbecue—oh, and Aaron’s a featured guest in April.


Full Tilt Foods

Delicious you didn’t see coming.

Now Available at NRG Stadium
Not your run-of-the-mill meats and market provisions, because the world doesn’t need another ham from the Black Forest. First up: really (really) good sausage and hot dogs. Retail and wholesale.


Wine Guy Wednesday


Every week, Chris finds a compelling excuse to do what he’d be doing anyway—exploring Houston one glass of wine at a time, with an open mind and plenty of designated drivers on speed dial.


Cook Like a Local

In his groundbreaking cookbook, Chris takes hyper-specific context—Houston’s diverse culinary scene—to share universal perspectives on how we interact with our community.

giving back.

Southern Smoke Foundation


Chris co-launched SSF to provide much-needed resources for F&B workers across the country. Learn about its mission, kickass festival, and how you can get involved.


Consulting & Private Events

Whether you need a world-class perspective on your culinary space or simply want to eat world-class food at your next private event, Chris is always ready to cook up something unforgettable.

For f*ck’s sake, don’t be bland.

Chris Shepherd is a Houston-based chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur who’s been recognized with one James Beard Award, two James Beard Nominations, and “Best Of” list appearances in GQ, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Esquire, and many others.

That said, he’d rather talk about anything else—namely, fish sauce. Hit him up.

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