Chris Shepherd Explains How He Became a Spokesperson for a City's Myriad Cuisines

Chandra Ram

What prompted you to make Houston your home?

I moved here to go to culinary school, to find my way. I had always planned on going back to Tulsa, but that never happened. I fell in love with the culture here and had to stay.

Why did you start exploring the city’s different ethnic cuisines?

For me, it was not knowing all the cultures that existed here. That’s what started me on that journey:...