Texas Chefs Using Texas Olive Ranch Olive Oil

Texas Chefs Using Texas Olive Ranch Olive Oil

Like all Texans, we take great pride in our roots. That’s why we make a 100% Texan product that packs a punch (flavor is bigger here, too). We’re lucky to be part of a community where people care about where their food comes from. In our opinion, that’s the best part about the Texas food scene - that chefs and diners alike honor and covet local ingredients.

And it’s a thriving community, too. The food scene in our state has exploded in the last few years, giving Texans endless options for dining out. The Lone Star State is home to spectacular restaurants, James Beard award winners, Top Chef champions, and chefs recognized by Food and Wine magazine,

We’re ecstatic that a lot of these culinary greats in Austin, Dallas, and Houston choose to use our Texas Olive Ranch olive oil in their restaurants as they fulfill their calling to nourish and educate.  What’s more, love for Texas Olive Ranch olive oil has expanded past our home state. Award-winning chef and NY Times best-selling author Sean Brock has adopted our oil into his well-loved restaurant, Husk, in South Carolina and Georgia, and the well-beloved Bellegarde Bakery in New Orleans proudly uses us, too. Today, 70 restaurants across the South use our Texas Olive Ranch olive oil to create their masterpiece dishes. 

We’re honored that our Texas Olive Ranch olive oil has been recognized by outstanding chefs as a worthy ingredient in their arsenals. We want to give them each a little shout out and encourage you to try their amazing food. 

Read on to learn a bit about these food meccas filled with fantastic flavors and locally sourced foods. And if your favorite spot serves up Texas Olive Ranch and you don’t see it on this list,  write us at contact@texasoliveranch.com and let us know! 

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 

Newest to the national food scene, the dining in Dallas is as vibrant and seductive as the late television show. Largely focused on meat from Texas farms, the Dallas food scene is great for steak, white linen, and places where Stetsons are not only allowed but encouraged. Dive deep into Texas history and explore the city that made Texas Texas, and the restaurants that shine light on its great agricultural history.


Austin, Texas 

Most people who visit Austin think only of BBQ and breakfast tacos. But there’s an exciting food scene in the state’s capital past the pit, and it’s very focused on farm-to-table fare.  Early innovators like Jessie Griffiths, Todd Duplechan, and Bryce Gilmore have not only paved the road for newcomers like Max Snyder and Kevin Fink, but also have held space for a culture of community-supported agriculture to truly blossom. Due to this mentality, Austin now stands alongside Berkely’s Chez Panisse as a beacon calling all locavores. 


Houston, Texas 

It’s no surprise that the largest, most diverse city in the state (and almost the country!) is home to some of the best food. As difficult as it is to decide where to eat when there’s so much to choose from, we recommend you start here. Due to its history as the largest port authority in the south, the Gulf (or third coast) is showing the East and West coasts what it truly means to eat within your ecosystem. Whether you’re looking for day boat Royal Reds, captain-led fishing initiatives (Jensen’s Tuna), or award winning Galveston-made madeira, Houston area restaurants are proving they care about where their products come from. Our Texas Olive Ranch olive oil is no different, and we are honored to be a part of this biodiversity.


Outside of Texas

There is no greater master of locality and heritage ingredients than Sean Brock. David Chang wishes “every region in the world had a Sean Brock,” and he’s not wrong. Brock seamlessly combines heirloom seeds, local produce, and age-old technique to create some of the newest and ground-breaking food in the south. When faced with the constraints of using only local ingredients, Sean Brock discovered that it actually “created a catalyst for discovering the hidden products of the South, and, eventually, for innovation.” “No more California olive oil?” he writes in
South, “I found someone growing olives nearby” (That’s us!). Husk is the best “Southern” restaurant in the nation, touting dishes of old low country mixed with elements of the rampant soul food revival. If you’re making the trip to Georgia or South Carolina don’t pass up this spot, and be sure to look for Texas Olive Ranch olive oil on their shelves.