chef Steve McHugh

Surviving both Hurricane Katrina and lymphoma provided a clear focus for Cured's Steve McHugh.

San Antonio chef Steve McHugh finds his cure

How adversity shaped the work of the San Antonio chef and restaurateur. • See more Chef Interviews

Cured is one of San Antonio’s most respected restaurants, known for its whole-animal philosophy, a handcrafted menu centered around house-cured meats, pickling and local ingredients, and its comfortable gastropub atmosphere. Its chef-owner, Steve McHugh, one of Restaurant Hospitality’s “15 to Watch in 2015,” finds himself in a great place now, both professionally and personally. But the road to McHugh’s present contentment and success hasn’t been an easy one. The 40-year old has

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