2018 Talent

Thomas Calhoun

Pastry Chef, Lenoir

Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Phoenix, Ariz., pastry chef at Lenoir, Thomas Calhoun, has worked in the Austin kitchens of La Condesa, Uchi, Uchiko, Sway and LaV before making the move to Lenoir.
His Mexican-American mother inspired him at a young age to cook, and since then he has made practice of baking different cuisines from around the world, because to him, no matter the culture or country, meals are meant to be shared and enjoyed in the company of loved ones. Calhoun feels by working within a community, supporting each other through local businesses and farming is very important, not only economically, but for the purposes of health benefits and the preservation of the earth’s resources.