Best Community Asset Chef (Male)

Jack Gilmore of Z'Tejas

Whether this Z’Tejas founding chef is spearheading the Operation Turkey Day event that serves up a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal to 400 Fort Hood soldiers and their families or rounding up fellow chefs to participate in the annual Share Our Strength gala to fight hunger, Jack Gilmore’s a guy who regularly puts his cooking and organizational skills to work to better our community. Our favorite Gilmore story, however, has to be the one about how he took a cross-country road trip to Alabama to fry fish at the homecoming party of a former Fort Hood soldier and big Z’Tejas fan. The soldier’s wife wrote Z’Tejas asking for its zesty Z’Jalapeno Tartar Sauce recipe to serve at the party – what she got instead was the working chef, the tartar sauce, and Gilmore’s gratitude for her husband’s service in Afghanistan.

Z'Tejas
1110 W. Sixth, 512/478-5355
9400-A Arboretum Blvd., 512/346-3506
www.ztejas.com

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