Two Dallas Chefs Off to Washington

Former Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek chef John Tesar, and current co-owner and chef of SMOKE, Tim Byres are off to Washington today.

They’re the only two chefs from Texas picked to participate in first lady Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative that’s part of her “Let’s Move” nationwide campaign to solve childhood obesity.

Byres, who said he is honored to attend the three-day seminar with the first lady, will pull from his “back to basics” approach of cooking all-natural, hormone-free meats.

Both chefs had to pass a lengthy security check before they were granted permission to take part.

Only volunteer chefs who have shown meaningful food and nutrition education to their adopted DISD school were invited.

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