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’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 July…

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…

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…