Best Community Culinary Asset

Chef Elmar Prambs

German-born chef Elmar Prambs has been with the Austin Four Seasons Hotel for 20 years, an unheard-of one-property tenure in that company. Prambs has passed up promotions to more glamorous locales, because he and his family love Austin. Over the years, his contributions are a big part of what makes the Four Seasons one of our favorite venues for fine dining and successful high-profile charity functions. Chefs from around the state respect Prambs as the gracious host who opens his banquet kitchen for myriad annual tasting events. Kids at the Austin Children's Shelter don't know anything about charity galas; they just love Prambs because he cooks dinner for them one night a week. He's our kind of guy.

Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto, 512/478-4500

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