10 thoughts: John Tesar

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John Tesar is the chef/partner of Spoon Bar & Kitchen and Knife, both in Dallas. He is a two-time James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef, Southwest.

1. One thing you don’t know about me is that I’m adopted and have a different birth name—Thomas Kenyon.

2. If I could trade places with one chef it would be Eric Ripert. I would love to be the chef of Le Bernardin. I have a great admiration for his touch with seafood.

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