Pouring with Purpose
J. Lohr Wine Pairings at Truluck’s this October

One Wine With a Purpose: J. Lohr and Truluck’s team up in October against Breast Cancer With sustainably farmed estate vineyards in Monterey, Paso Robles, and Napa Valley J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines is one of California’s best-known wine producers. Founded over five decades ago, J. Lohr is still family-owned after all these years. If...

picture of the J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard cabernet wine bottle with a pink ribbon wrapped around the bottle neck and a glass of red wine.

Chef Ricardo Clough

Working Up the Ranks: Chef Ricardo Clough by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary   Ricardo Clough (pronounced like cough) is our chef at the Woodlands, Texas location. He grew up in Miami, Florida and became fascinated with food at an early age. His father was an Executive Chef for the Intercontinental Hotel and worked there…

Meet the Unstoppable Chef Misael Ramirez

Meet the Unstoppable Chef Misael Ramirez by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary Misael is one of the kindest and most diligent human beings that I’ve ever met. It’s an absolute pleasure to work with him. His passion is unmatched, and as we talk about his story you’ll understand why. Chef Ramirez grew up on a…

The Conan Chronicles by Chef Brian Wubbena

“There is always a way, if the desire be coupled with courage,” answered the Cimmerian. Samir Canaan (Sami) is an incredibly important part of the Truluck’s Restaurant Group. That’s a fact. He’s also a chef with an unusual story that speaks to his dedication to his family, craft, and continual growth. Although we affectionately call…

The Remarkable Journey of Chef Odel Arencibia

The Remarkable Journey of Chef Odel Arencibia by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary   When I usually write a story, I try to inject a little humor. This time, we’re going to do things a little differently. I’m going to report the exact story that I heard from our chef in Miami. His name is…

Chef Partner Paigton Wilson
“Master P”

Passionately Serving Exquisite Cuisine with a Smile By Chef Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary Chef Paigton Wilson is our Chef Partner at our Southlake, Texas location. She has almost three years under her belt as the leader of our culinary team and has done a phenomenal job. As always, let’s do a little backstory and…

Truluck’s Superstar: Brad Moss

Truluck’s Superstar: Brad Moss by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary Brad Moss is Chef at our Naples location and a man of very few words. That isn’t a bad thing – some of the best kitchens are run by chefs who create a quiet and calming environment. You might remember that Sammy the Barbarian was…

Chef Michael Cerny: The Calm Without the Storm

The Calm Without the Storm By Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary Throughout my 27 years in professional kitchens, I’ve seen and suffered a lot of different management styles – from the outright hostile, to the passive aggressive, to total apathy, to a “the sky is falling” mentality. And in my personal experience, there’s only one…

Chef Brian Moran aka B-MO

by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary The food in La Jolla is fantastic, and Truluck’s is no exception thanks to Chef Brian Moran (affectionately known as B-MO), Sous Chef Stephanie Lechuga, and the talented culinary team they have put together. After years of kitchen gloom, we have finally found our forever chef in Brian Moran….