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…

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…

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…

Andrea Gentry’s Truluck’s Journey

The frigid Chicago winter was no match for Andrea Gentry’s warm spirit and fiery determination. This Texas native, a 13-year veteran of the Truluck’s Restaurant Group, brought her bona fides of skilled customer service, executing daily operations, team building, and training to Truluck’s Chicago location in the Gold Coast. While gaining a Bachelor of Arts…

Manuel Vera’s Truluck’s Journey

  From the hallways of Dallas’ Thomas Jefferson High School emerged a Chef. Manuel Vera, Chef Partner at Truluck’s Uptown, developed his craft in his mother Julia’s kitchen from the age of seven. The culinary calling led him to Truluck’s, a mere eight miles south of “TJ,” where he signed on as a prep cook….