Dallas, TX, January 18, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Abacus Jasper’s Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Chef Chris Patrick to Culinary Director. Chef Patrick has been the creative visionary for Abacus Restaurant for the past five years and was instrumental in the menu and recipe creation for White Tail Bistro, The Lounge at Abacus and Hickory, three restaurants under the company’s licensing arrangement with Paradies Lagardère at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
In his role as Culinary Director, Chef Patrick will be responsible for all creative and culinary aspects of the company’s brands: Abacus, Jasper’s, KR Catering and all licensed concepts. Chef Patrick will retain his position as Executive Chef at the award-winning Abacus Restaurant, where he has spearheaded the restaurant’s mission to work with local vendors to provide the freshest and highest quality produce, fruits and protein ingredients from Texas for the menu.
“Working with such a talented and committed Chef has been a pleasure and to have him engaged with all of our brands will undoubtedly elevate the diversity and quality of our menu offerings at each concept,” said William Hyde, owner of Abacus Jasper’s Restaurant Group.
In 2017, Chef Patrick was selected to cook at the renowned James Beard House in New York City, an honor reserved for only the most innovative and admirable chefs in America. He has also been an active participant in various food events such as Chefs for Farmers, Yountville Live, Bubbly Q and Seats for Soldiers.
“Serving as Executive Chef at Abacus continues to be the experience of a lifetime and I am thrilled to begin working with the entire Abacus Jasper’s team on these additional concepts,” said Chris Patrick, culinary director of Abacus Jasper’s Restaurant Group. “Each brand has its own personality and it will be fun to collaborate and assist in bringing out the best in each restaurant.”
About Abacus Jasper’s Restaurant Group
Abacus Jasper’s Restaurant Group opened its first concept in 1999 with Abacus, a five-star dining experience located on McKinney Avenue. Since then, the company has expanded its reach and accessibility with Jasper’s three locations, KR Catering and licensed concepts Hickory, The Lounge at Abacus and Whitetail Bistro located in the DFW Airport.