Chef Alcorta ‘featured San Antonio’ ​​on high-profile cooking show

Another local chef represented San Antonio this week on the Food Network.

Chef Margeaux Alcorta, director of culinary operations for the Jason Dady Restaurant Group, appeared on “Chopped,” the James Beard Award-winning food network show. The “Time Capsule” episode, which aired Tuesday, challenged Alcorta and fellow contestants to create appetizers, main courses and desserts using ingredients popular in the 1960s, such as grapefruit soda and casserole. from wieneroni.

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That kind of versatility is part of Alcorta’s day-to-day skill set in his role at Jason Dady’s restaurants. Dady told MySA that Alcorta oversees “every aspect” of its five restaurants and catering business.

“From recipe testing, management mentoring, private events and catering, Chef Margeaux oversees the entire kitchen operation,” he said.

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Dady said online that Alcorta had pulled back from the hustle and bustle of a viewing party, but he shared the news on Facebook and continued his praise in his statement to MySA.

“We are so proud of Margeaux for the way she showcased San Antonio and told her beautiful story about her daughter, her love of cooking and showing the Food Network nation that she is one of the best chefs in our industry. “, did he declare. rocked it, kept his cool and made us all so proud”

Alcorta’s appearance comes days after Hotel Havana chef Kirk, real name Jesse Kuykendall, won the show’s top prize of $10,000. Chef Jonathan Beatty of Atlanta won Tuesday’s episode in which Alcorta competed.