Published on August 21st, 2010 | by thevyne3
Woman to Watch: Chef Tiffany Derry
Hometown: Beaumont, TX (now lives in Dallas)
Occupation: Executive chef at Go Fish Ocean Club in Dallas and also a member of Top Chef Season 7 cast
Education: Art Institute of Houston
Career Path: At 15, Tiffany landed her first job in the restaurant business at International House of Pancakes (IHOP). By the time she was17 years old, Tiffany was the youngest person to ever be in management at IHOP. After high school she went to pursue her culinary education at the Art Institute of Houston. In addition to culinary school, she mastered her seafood skills while working at Pesce restaurant in Houston. Tiffany became Sous Chef at Grotto Cucina Napolitano then moved to Dallas where she taught at the Art Institute of Dallas Culinary School. In 2008 she was named Executive Chef at Go Fish Ocean Club in North Dallas.
Known for: Grounded, down-home personality with impeccably refined culinary expertise.
Quotable: “Food runs through my veins from my ancestors to me. My family lives and communicates through food. I love food and the entire restaurant business.”
Family Affair: Her sister, Brandy is her sous chef at Go Fish Ocean Club.
Favorite Cookbook: The French Laundry Cookbook
Just Married: Tiffany got married in July in Costa Rica.
Guilty Pleasure: Foie gras
See her in action: Watch Chef Derry make some seared scallops with creamed corn and lobster here: