Andrew Curren is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a valedictorian graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He worked with internationally renowned restaurateurs Danny Meyer and Jonathan Waxman while in NYC over a seven-year period, where he helped develop Barbuto and Madaleine Mae. He studied culinary arts and interned in Italy, Vietnam and Mexico. Drew is a two-time nominee for Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef,” competed on “Top Chef: Texas” and is included in multiple editions of Best Chefs America. He is the Executive Chef/Partner for ELM Restaurant Group in Austin, TX, which includes 24 Diner, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, Italic, Irene’s and Fareground.