Chef Brian West

San Antonio Celebrity Chef

With over 26 years in the business, Chef Brian West has earned accolades and recognition’s that few can boast. He is a graduate of the Art Institute in Houston, and has worked at some of San Antonio’s most well-known fine dining establishments.  He also opened and operated his own restaurant, Cafe Paladar.  He has been a Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of the Americas.  Chef West has also served as the Operational Chef of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” featuring Robert Irving.

Chef West has a passion for quality barbecue.  Now his dream has come true in being able to prepare and serve the best tasting, most delicious barbecue in the ambiance of an innovative, exciting and warm restaurant like Smoke.

  • Texas Born and Raised
  • Voice of Texas Cooking
  • 2015 Selected to Represent Texas at The Great American Seafood Cookoff
  • 2014 Operational Chef for Restaurant Impossible
  • Senior Instructor at The CIA

Chef Brian West

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Chef West has a passion for quality barbecue.  Now his dream has come true in being able to prepare and serve the best tasting, most delicious barbeque in the ambiance of an innovative, exciting and warm restaurant like Smoke.

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Chef West on TV

Chef Brian West is always making LIVE TV appearances. Be sure to follow him on Facebook for all the latest showings.

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Chef West Star Struck?

Yes it's true. Chef West recently had the great pleasure of hosting the book signing of BBQ Legend Steve Raichlen. It was like meeting the Michael Jordan of BBQ!

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Chef West EVERYWHERE!

Being too stationary just isn't his thing! Chef West loves to participate in events all over San Antonio! Be sure to be on the lookout for him.