Executive Chef Austin Simmons is nominated for the Up & Coming Chef of the Year Category for the 2014 My Table Houston Culinary Awards.
Considered as one of Houston restaurant world’s most prestigious awards program, the Houston Culinary Awards was founded by the My Table Magazine. This year marks the 18th Anniversary of the Houston Culinary Awards, which the winners will be announced on October 5, 2014.
Originally from Texas, Executive Chef Austin Simmons took to the toque at the tender age of eight. As a child growing up in Arlington, Texas, he bonded with his mother while they made dinner together after she arrived home from her first job of the day and before departing for her second.
Upon high school graduation, Simmons immediately pursued a culinary degree attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin.
Chef Austin joined Hubbell & Hudson in 2010, and since 2012 holds the Executive Chef title. Simmons was instrumental in elevating the level of cuisine by introducing a Pan Asian menu, that highlights his classic French technique. Adamant in wanting to tell a story through his cooking, Simmons is very simplistic in delivery using light, but flavorful ingredients that allows the natural flavors of the food to express themselves.