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…

The Perfect Pairing: Rioja Wines Travel to Truluck’s for a Limited-Time Only

As the Beverage Director, Sommelier, and Managing Partner at Truluck’s since 2001, I’ve had the privilege to taste thousands of wines a year so that I can bring the very best few to our menu. Sounds like a tough job, right? Well, it’s more like a delicious puzzle because not every great wine I taste…

Chef Paigton Wilson
“Master P”

Passionately Serving Exquisite Cuisine with a Smile By Chef Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary Chef Paigton Wilson is our Head Chef at our Southlake, Texas location. She has almost two 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…

Sweet Home Chicago

Chef Jose Orozco by Brian Wubbena Truluck’s is gearing up to reopen its downtown Chicago restaurant—and it’s set to be better than ever. The gentleman behind the location’s rebirth and driving the culinary ship is Chef Jose Orozco. Known for his leadership and high-quality standards, Chef Jose has spent the last year traveling the Truluck’s…

The New Kid on the Block

Chef Laurence Cohen The New Kid on the Block   Chef Laurence Cohen is the newest edition to the Truluck’s culinary team. He’s tasked with launching our DC restaurant that’s opening in May, and we’re so excited to witness his dedication and leadership unfold. Although the restaurant isn’t open yet, the year of 2020 provided…

Bond Davis: A Gentleman and a Scholar

Bond Davis: A Gentleman and a Scholar An impeccable addition to our Truluck’s team; Bond Davis, General Manager of Truluck’s Washington, D.C. Bond was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University to study Psychology. While working his way through college, he found a home at his first fine-dining restaurant, The Waterfront….

An American Dream

An American Dream By Riley Hutton, Managing Partner This dream I’m referring to isn’t Yohan Vajifdar’s though.  You’ll read about how worldly his experience is, living in exotic faraway locations.  You might even fall in love with his accent when you meet him.  The American I’m speaking of is me.  It was my dream on…

Johnson Olawunmi, Our Rock

Chef Johnson Olawunmi is one of, if not, the very-first member hired to the Truluck’s team. He started before our first Truluck’s location was even open. He is one of the most kind, shy, loving, and loyal person that I have ever met. Johnson moved to the United States in 1979 from Nigeria with a…

The Man of Steele

The Man of Steele By Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary   Brian Steele is a quiet chef with a humble demeanor at our North Austin Arboretum location. He’s an Industry professional who I heavily rely on when it comes to mentoring other chefs on the business side of things, as well as developing new dishes…

Family Matters

by Director of Culinary, Brian Wubbena “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” – Unknown “Starched, creased, suited and booted” – Chef Manny Vera Manuel (Manny) Vera has been with the Truluck’s Restaurant Group since 1998. He’s a chef partner, strong leader, and runs a kitchen that I’d be happy…