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Tim Bevins is New ExecuChef at Rick’s Chophouse, Sauce, and Grotto in McKinney

Chef Tim Bevins takes his farm-to-table cooking style to McKinney.

Two former Craft Dallas chefs have moved to McKinney. Tim Bevins puts on a new pair of bigboy pants: He has taken over as executive chef for Rick’s Chophouse, Sauce on the Square, and Grotto, all of which are located on the historic square in McKinney.

“Tim’s rich culinary experiences will allow us to maintain the food culture we’ve grown in McKinney and explore additional opportunities as well,” Rick Wells, co-owner of the restaurants said.

Bevin’s tagged his Andrea Rowland, his co-worker at Craft Dallas to head the kitchen at Sauce on the Square.

Details below.

Also, Rick’s Chophouse will introduce a Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet this Sunday, September 16. Located inside the Grand Hotel in McKinney, Rick’s Chophouse will offer its patrons a rich brunch featuring prime rib with creamy horseradish and au jus, smoked turkey with cranberry chutney, chilled cocktail shrimp, breakfast items, sides and desserts for $25, which includes one glass of champagne or mimosa.

Chef Bevins’ most recent experience was at Craft Dallas where he worked under Chef Tom Colicchio.  However, Bevins’ culinary roots stem back to his childhood, where early lessons on how to grow, hunt and prepare food forged his deep-seated love of cooking. While growing up in Southeastern Kentucky, Bevins was tutored in preserving fruits, cooking with the seasons and the importance of utilizing everything the garden and farm has to offer.  His work with Chefs Chris Ward, George Brown, Marc Cassel and most recently Colicchio will bring great depth and culinary perspective in this new role.

“Tim will bring new innovation to the restaurants’ menus while maintaining our commitment to using great ingredients and remembering our roots,” said Rick Wells, co-owner of the restaurants. “Tim’s rich culinary experiences will allow us to maintain the food culture we’ve grown in McKinney and explore additional opportunities as well.”

Rick’s Chophouse serves lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Rick’s is located at 107 North Kentucky in McKinney, Texas. For reservations, please call (214) 726-9251. For more information, visit

Sauce is located on the historic McKinney Square at 112 E Louisiana St. Sauce is open for lunch and dinner on Monday through Thursday until 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until midnight. For reservations, please call (214) 726-0251. For more information, visit or

Grotto serves up classic rock and roll and a full dinner and cocktail menu Thursday through Saturday from 5pm to midnight. For more information, visit or