The Sharpest Knife in the Kitchen!

The sharpest Knife in the kitchen, Chef John Tesar, is our latest chef partner!

Chef John Tesar

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  • Four-time James Beard “Best Chef: Southwest” semifinalist
  • Bravo “Top Chef” contestant
  • Winner of the inaugural season of Food Network’s Extreme Chef
  • Named to Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants” for two consecutive years (Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Knife)
  • Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best New Restaurants in the World” (Spoon Bar & Kitchen)
  • Named to Bon Appetit Magazine’s “The Best New Restaurants of America in 2013” (Spoon Bar & Kitchen)
  • Appearances on The Today Show and The Early Show
  • Received nods from Esquire, Food & Wine, New York Magazine and The New York Times
  • Contestant on Esquire’s “Knife Fight” 2015
  • Contestant on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” 2016
  • “Best Chef in Dallas” 2016 CultureMap TasteMaker Awards, May 2016
  • “16 Chefs Redefining Texas Cuisine” Zagat Dallas, July 25 2016
  • “Knife: Texas Steakhouse Meals at Home,” released May of 2017. A celebration of American steak; an exploration into modern, self-sustaining Texas ranching; and a trip inside the mind of one of the most distinctive and acclaimed meat chefs in the world.

We are excited and honored to announce that CrateChef has been selected as 1 of only 3 finalists for the Best Food Box by Subscription Summit 2017, the largest event dedicated to the subscription box industry.