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…

The Many Sides of Kim Vazquez

The Many Sides of Kim Vazquez Kim was born in Bay City, Michigan as her family has been there for generations. Her father worked in the computer tech industry and her mother in event planning. Kim started dipping her toes in the industry from a young age, as she would attend annual hospitality conventions with…

The Magic of Megan Holt

The Magic of Megan Holt By Riley Hutton, Truluck’s Operating Partner How does a pharmacology student with a family lineage of medical professionals, who studies and works in the laboratories at the University of Iowa end up in Southlake, TX working for one of the best restaurants in town? And curating a top-tier beverage program…

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….

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 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…

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…

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…