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.