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Celebrity Chefs

Chef Matt McCallister Is Ready to “Play”

By Hayley Hamilton Cogill |
Chef Matt McCallister
Chef Matt McCallister

Matt McCallister, former Executive Chef at Stephan Pyles and creator of Fuego, will soon be off on a culinary, year long tour cooking beside some of the best chefs in the country.  However before he leaves to cook beside Chef Sean Brock, 2010 winner of the James Beard Best Chef in the Southteast Award, at McGrady’s in Charleston, SC; beside Chef Grant Achatz at Alinea in Chicago; and a 3 month stint staging inside The French Laundry in Napa, he wants to “play”‘ a bit with some of his Dallas pals. 

Chef McCallister will cook beside Chef J. Chastain at Second Floor Bistro, and one of my neighborhood favorites, Abraham Salum, Chef/Owner of Salum for a few fun, innovative dinners.  The Chefs will team styles and ideas to create their own playful, Fuego-like experience.   The multi-course meal will highlight each chef’s imagination, style and flavors through a collaboration of methods, techniques and camaraderie, and each will feature chef/guest interaction. 

The dinners with Chef Chastain will occur January 14th and 15th; with Chef Salum will be March 3rd, and seating is limited. Cost is $125 for each dinner, $175 with wine pairings and reservations are available through each restaurant – Second Floor Bistro – 972-450-2978; Salum – 214-252-9604.