Richard Blankenship


Executive Chef, CBD Provisions

CBD Provisions, a Texas brasserie in downtown Dallas, is brought to life by Executive Chef Richard Blankenship, who brings a fresh perspective to modern Texas cuisine, with a focus on locally driven, seasonal ingredients and a “nose to tail” cooking.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Richard first began his career with the Charlie Palmer Group in Dallas where he worked for five years, before assuming the position of Executive Chef at Nick & Sam’s Grill, an energetic, comfortable Dallas bistro.

In June 2013 Richard had the opportunity to join CBD Provisions, a modern Texas brasserie concept in downtown Dallas, adjacent to The Joule hotel, as the opening Chef de Cuisine. In the role, Richard worked closely with the restaurant’s executive chef on menu development and planning and together, earned numerous awards, including a four star review from the Dallas Morning News.

Richard was promoted to Executive Chef of CBD Provisions in March 2015, and under his direction, the the restaurant continues to garner culinary praise, with recent accolades including a second four star review from the Dallas Morning and “Restaurant of the Year” nomination for CultureMap Dallas’ 2015 Tastemaker Awards.

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