My Love for food began as a child watching Yan Can Cook and Julia Child on TV for hours.
As a teenager my passion was embedded in me by my parents’ career in the restaurant industry. I spent a couple of memorable occasions in the kitchen of Lawry’s in Dallas. After enlisting and serving in the Army, I found myself in San Antonio, Texas where I worked for restaurants like Jason’s Deli, Cracker Barrel and the Hilton. At the age of 22, after helping to open a new concept restaurant and training with some exceptional Chefs, I had the amazing privilege to work for James Beard nominated Chef, Bruce Auden at Biga On The Banks. I spent two years on a fast track mastering every station in the kitchen.
Next, I moved back to my home town of Dallas, Texas. I worked for Abacus under Iron Chef winner Kent Rathbun, for two years before being promoted to Sous Chef. A year later I was offered a position to manage the culinary school at Central Market where I had the privilege of working with my childhood hero, Martin Yan as well as Susan Spicer, George Geary, John Tesar, Rick Moonen, and many more ~ which brings me to the present. My wife (and Pastry Chef) Miriam and I opened Trio Cafe in March of 2009 and are living the dream. We have recently expanded with our catering kitchen studio, and are excited to offer more services to our wonderful clientele.
Growing up I loved being in the kitchen with my Mom, baking cookies, pies and breads, and decorating cakes for family and friends. After graduating High School, I moved to Austin to attend Le Cordon Bleu. I earned my degree in Baking and Patisserie and moved back to Dallas to work at Abacus restaurant under Pastry Chef, Rick Griggs. Jason and I met at Abacus and were married while working there. A few years later, I accepted the position of Pastry Chef at Mediterranean Villa, a full-service wedding venue in Arlington. I was greatly challenged, baking and decorating up to seven multi-tiered cakes a week.
Jason and I had always talked about “the dream” - owning and operating our own restaurant, and in March 2009 we were blessed with a wonderful opportunity to purchase Simply You Cafe, later changing the name to Trio. Several years, and lots of hard work later, we are excited to launch our new venture, Trio Catering. Jason and I have a one-year-old, Hannah and are excited to build our family and pass on our passion and love for great food to our children.
Vince started his career in the food & beverage field from a technical background while working at Marriott in Las Colinas and continued with Courtyard as Operations and Restaurant Manager. Vince’s positive leadership and management experience coupled with his passion for serving make him an asset to the Trio Café Management Team.
Providing individual attention to all our customers is a direct result of his unmatched professionalism and passion for serving. ‘I welcome challenges that fuel me to share Trio’s artistic passion for great food with the world’. Vince is a native Texan born in Garland and raised in East Texas. He is a proud father of five and a strong supporter of family values.