2018 Talent

Jason Dady

Executive Chef & Owner, Jason Dady Restaurant Group

Since 2001, Texas native Chef Jason Dady (pronounced DAY-dee) has explored the culinary scene of San Antonio, Texas. Dady goes beyond the role of restaurant owner, applying familial values to create tight-knit bonds with members of his team and residents of the San Antonio community. The family-owned Jason Dady Restaurant Group is helmed by Dady, alongside his brother, Jake (Co-Owner/COO), and his wife, Crystal (Co-Owner/CFO). The Jason Dady Restaurant Group encompasses six restaurants as well as catering and events services. Dady has pioneered the flavors of San Antonio – from the Tuscan Italian dining of Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art to the award-winning baby back ribs of Two Bros. BBQ Market and perfectly smoked brisket of Alamo BBQ Co. to the fresh oysters of Shuck Shack and perfectly prepared sirloin of Range – Chef Jason Dady invites all guests to “Explore Your Palate” with each restaurant and dish.

At the forefront of the San Antonio Culinary Scene, Chef Dady has starred in Iron Chef Gauntlet (2017) as well as Beat Bobby Flay (2017). He has been honored as a James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalist (2012) and Guest Chef in NYC (2005, 2008). His quality work and determination has been lauded through accolades, such as: “Best Chef in San Antonio” by the San Antonio Current and San Antonio Magazine (2013, 2018), “Chef of the Year” by CultureMap Tastemaker Awards (2016), “Star Chef Restauranteur” by StarChefs.com (2014), “40 Under 40 Rising Star” in the San Antonio Business Journal (2008), and “Rising Star” Winner in Restaurant Hospitality Magazine (2004).