“We worked diligently with King Ranch to translate their brand into a culinary experience unlike any other,” said Executive Chef Carlos Rodriguez. “As a legendary part of Texas history, we are thrilled to bring their vision for the first-ever King Ranch branded restaurant to life.”
A Houston legend, and classically trained chef, Rodriguez combines fine dining techniques with southern, Southwest, and South of the Border essences to create a distinctive culinary style for the first-of-its-kind restaurant. A graduate of Le Chef Culinary Art School, he has been a chef at some of the finest restaurants in the south, bringing creativity and a commitment to excellence throughout his career. Chef Rodriguez has traveled the world studying a wide range of cuisines perfecting his own personal style that local Houstonians and visitors alike have grown to crave. As former executive chef at the highly-regarded, award-winning steakhouse Vic & Anthony’s, overseeing the successful design of the menu for the concept from the ground up, Chef Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience to King Ranch Texas Kitchen as executive chef. At King Ranch Texas Kitchen, he fuses modern culinary and beverage innovations without forsaking past and present traditions of South Texas fare to create an unrivaled culinary experience.