The father and son duo are chefs and founding partners of Cordúa Restaurants, whose brands include Churascos, Americas, Artista, Amazon Grill and Cordúa Catering. Michael Cordúa is a three-time James Beard “Best Chef: Southwest” semifinalist, was previously named by Food & Wine as one of the “Top Ten Chefs” in America and was inducted into...
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Michael & David Cordúa (Houston, TX)

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The father and son duo are chefs and founding partners of Cordúa Restaurants, whose brands include Churascos, Americas, Artista, Amazon Grill and Cordúa Catering. Michael Cordúa is a three-time James Beard “Best Chef: Southwest” semifinalist, was previously named by Food & Wine as one of the “Top Ten Chefs” in America and was inducted into the prestigious Food & Wine Hall of Fame in 2008. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, David Cordua was named “Up & Coming Chef of the Year” by the Houston Culinary Awards, “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal and “Houston Truffle Chef of the Year” by Les Dames d’Escoffier since becoming Executive Chef of Cordua Restaurants in 2009.

 

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Pork Shoulder Cuban Sandwiches

 

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Grilled Pork Sirloin Fajitas

 

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Pork Steaks al Pastor

 

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Tamale Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Habanero Beurre Blanc

 

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Reverse Seared Pork Chops with Truffle Horseradish Sauce & New Potatoes

 

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Pork Loin Churrasco