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About Us

The Concept

Offering a variety of superb services and mouth-watering menus, Nomad Chef is one of today’s leading voices in the contemporary cooking industry. Years in the business have helped them develop a unique business catered, literally, to every client, taste or need.

So whether you’re planning a housewarming party, tired of cooking for fussy family members or simply need a break from the kitchen - Nomad Chef has the private chef you need for your event. For more information, or to book a service, get in touch today.

The Chef

Chef Cantu's passion for cooking began in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Here, he learned Tex-Mex and Asian cuisine, which led him to pursue a culinary degree at the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin, Texas. During school, he worked at one of the best restaurants in Austin - Barton Creek Hill Country Resort, where he learned from some of the best chefs/culinary minds in the country, including a representative for the U.S. in Bocuse D'or.


After culinary school, Cantu still hungered for more knowledge and technique, so moved to Mansion on Turtle Creek, where he worked for the originator of Southwestern cuisine, Dean Fearing, and the only AAA and Exxon Mobil five star five diamond rated restaurant in Texas. Fearing was one of his greatest mentors and helped Cantu become the chef he is today.


Through the years and travels, which included Ruth's Chris at New orleans' Metairie location and St. Louis' Grand Tavern, where he had the pleasure of working with renowned chef, David Burke, Cantu has had the opportunity to develop his skill in a vast number of global cuisines, including Thai, French, Southwestern, Cajun, Italian and, of course, Modern American.


Eventually, drawn back to his beloved hometown, Cantu worked at the legendary Biga on the Banks before landing the esteemed position of Executive Chef at the Thompson Hotel San Antonio-Riverwalk. 

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