The Conan Chronicles by Chef Brian Wubbena

“There is always a way, if the desire be coupled with courage,” answered the Cimmerian. Samir Canaan (Sammy) 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...

Chef Samir Canaan, Truluck's Chef Partner.

The Conan Chronicles by Chef Brian Wubbena

“There is always a way, if the desire be coupled with courage,” answered the Cimmerian. Samir Canaan (Sammy) 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…

We are the lucky ones.

 Dave Mattern, Partner and Beverage Director since 2004   What makes Truluck’s unique is the collection of wonderful personalities that breathes dazzling life into this 28-year-old privately held restaurant concept. We are lucky to have a few people that have stuck with us from day one. In fact, these people inspired us to wonder, “If…

From Texas to the Midwest, Meet Chef Shane Flynn

Shane Flynn, Chef Partner We are lucky to work with a number of highly skilled leaders with incredibly diverse backgrounds. As the newest chef-partner among the ranks, Chef Flynn gets the honor of being the guinea pig for this kind of feature.  I have known and worked with Shane for almost a decade and was…

Training in a New World, Operation De-Goop and the Search for New and Exciting Products

 Brian Wubbena, Truluck’s Director of Culinary Welp, there is no getting around it. It is a strange new world out there. While there is certainly plenty to mope about, for the people that are willing to embrace the challenge and pivot, it can be exciting as well. I’ve personally learned a few things that interest…

How Riley Hutton Elevates Hospitality,
and Hospitality Elevates Him

Riley Hutton Director of Hospitality, Managing Partner 16th Year with Truluck’s “I was a shy, quiet, back-of-the-classroom kind of guy,” admits Riley Hutton, noting the irony of this statement, given his Director of Hospitality title. “The restaurant industry gave me more than a job, it gave me a voice, and an environment where I felt…

Bollinger Champagne Harvest

My Face-to-Grape Meeting with French Royalty.   Dave Mattern, Truluck’s Beverage Director I am the luckiest guy I know. I’m fortunate enough to work in the Hospitality industry, which means I am granted the privilege of creating lasting memories for nice people. On top of that, my role as Beverage Director enables me to introduce…

Choosing a Wine at Truluck’s

Pairing wine with food