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Houston Press named Executive Chef Austin Simmons as the Best Chef in Houston in 2020


Chef Austin Simmons has been receiving local and national accolades since TRIS has opened at 24 Waterway Avenue.

Houston Press’ annual listing of city’s best landed Chef Austin the Best Chef of Houston title.

Simmons pushed the culinary envelope in The Woodlands ever since his move down to this suburban destination, North of Houston. In 2018, Simmons was nominated by Eater Houston as “Chef of the Year,” recognized as one of CultureMap Houston’s top 10 chefs of the year and placed in the top 25 in Houston Chronicle’s top 100 restaurants, curated by James Beard award-winning journalist Alison Cook. Simmons was declared the “Truffle Master” with his truffled grilled cheese in 2018, and also earned the ‘People’s Choice award for his oyster and truffle potage in 2017 at the annual Truffle Masters competition.

Simmons accolades continued in 2019 by being recognized in the top 10 of CultureMap Houston’s inaugural top 100 restaurants list, named “chef to watch” by Houstonia Magazine, and placed in the top 20 of Houston Chronicle’s top 100 restaurants, to name a few. Simmons was also selected to participate in the Butcher’s Ball Golden Cleaver competition where he took home third place against 20 other prestigious Texas chefs.

For the complete Houston Press article or to learn more about TRIS, visit triswoodlands.com

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