Food Haul Features: Chef Danny Kievit and Whole Foods

Food Haul Features: Chef Danny Kievit and Whole Foods

Texas Olive Ranch values collaboration and the special connections that form when food lovers unite. Today, we're excited to highlight an exceptional partnership between Chef Danny Kievit, Snack Daddy, and Whole Foods. Together, they offer a delectable selection of consciously sourced and sustainable ingredients. Come with us as we delve into Chef Danny's culinary story and discover his exquisite recipe featuring Texas Olive Ranch olive oil's pure, sacred, and simple flavors.

Chef Danny Kievit is an award-winning curator of culinary experiences. He is known for his ability to create something for everybody, from the simplest steak and potatoes to the most over-the-top 12-course omakase. Chef Danny is a multifaceted chef with an impressive toolbox. However, cooking with Danny isn’t just about the incredible food; it’s an individually curated experience that will leave you smiling. His passion lies in strengthening human connections through food.

A born and raised Austinite with an insatiable desire to cook, Danny attended the Culinary Academy of Austin and trained in Austin hotspots such as Jeffery’s, Truluck’s Seafood, Castle Hill Café, Reeds Supper Club, and Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill before becoming a personal chef. He was recently featured on a central streaming platform in a series that will come out later this year. Chef Danny is also a regular guest chef at the Condé Nast Award-Winning Lake Austin Spa Resort, offering their guests personal chef experiences and instructional sessions.

Highly sought after as an experiential creator for Austin’s elite and well-known world travelers, Chef Danny has created a team of accomplished chefs who have been vetted to deliver the experience and quality his clients expect and deserve. Every member of the “Leave it to Kievit” team knows the white-glove service and electric expertise customers have come to expect.

Chef Danny's food haul at Whole Foods features a list of intentional and sustainable ingredients for his signature dishes. Highlighting the rich and robust flavors of Texas Olive Ranch olive oil, his recipe includes:

  • Texas Olive Ranch Olive Oil: Known for its smooth, fruity flavor and high quality.
  • Grass-Fed Ribeye Steak: A tender and flavorful cut of beef.
  • Fresh Herbs: Rosemary and thyme for aromatic seasoning.
  • Garlic Butter: A rich and savory addition to the steak.
  • Organic Vegetables: Seasonal vegetables for a fresh and nutritious side.
  • Cooking Essentials: Salt, pepper, and additional flavorings as desired.

Chef Danny’s passion for creating delicious, thoughtful food is evident in every bite of his creations. The combination of Texas Olive Ranch olive oil and other high-quality ingredients from Whole Foods ensures a delectable experience you won't forget. Here's a sneak peek at his recipe for a Perfectly Seared Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter and Herb-Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Perfectly Seared Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter and Herb-Roasted Vegetables Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 grass-fed ribeye steaks
  • 2 tablespoons Texas Olive Ranch olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Assorted seasonal vegetables (e.g., carrots, bell peppers, zucchini), cut into bite-sized pieces


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Toss the seasonal vegetables with 1 tablespoon of Texas Olive Ranch olive oil, salt, pepper, and half of the chopped rosemary and thyme. Spread them out on a baking sheet.

Roast the vegetables in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized.

Meanwhile, season the ribeye steaks generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of Texas Olive Ranch olive oil.

Sear the steaks in the hot skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a crust forms and the internal temperature reaches your desired doneness (130°F for medium-rare).

Reduce the heat to medium and add the minced garlic, butter, rosemary, and thyme to the skillet.

Baste the steaks with the garlic butter mixture for 1-2 minutes, ensuring they are well-coated and infused with flavor.

Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Serve the ribeye steaks with the herb-roasted vegetables on the side, drizzling any remaining garlic butter over the top.

Enjoy your perfectly seared ribeye steak with garlic butter and herb-roasted vegetables!

As you recreate his delicious ribeye steak and vegetables, remember the passion and dedication that goes into every step of the culinary journey. Thank you for being a part of this exciting food haul, and stay tuned for more delicious recipes and collaborations!

Contact Chef Danny for weddings, holidays, business dinners, family gatherings, consultations, open-house cooking demos, cocktail events, or catering. He would love to take you on a culinary adventure, tantalize your taste buds, and make magic on your special evening.