World Chef

Tiffany Derry

As a Texas native growing up on her Southern family farm, Tiffany Derry learned early on that farm-to-table eating wasn’t just a trend – it was a lifestyle. This family passion inspired her to begin her chef career at the young age of 15, and she hasn’t stopped since. As an entrepreneur, she is the founder of Tiffany Derry Concepts and co-founder of T2D Concepts. These two companies combine the desire to serve others with an underlying advocacy to drive social change in the hospitality industry. 

Tiffany is no stranger to the television spotlight as a celebrity chef, earning a spot in the top four and “fan favorite” in the hit cooking series, Top Chef. In 2021, she was named “Chef of the Year” by Eater Dallas and in 2022, she is a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award “Best Chef, Texas.” As restaurateur of Roots Chicken Shak and Roots Southern Table (which earned a spot on the NY Times Restaurant List 2021 and received a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant 2022), Chef Tiffany continues to push the boundaries and redefine Southern cuisine, serving up fantastic food and deep connection around the table.

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