Danyele serves as Sous Chef at one of the oldest, most well-respected restaurants in Dallas, The Grape, under Brian C. Luscher. here, Danyele and Luscher focus on bistro fare with a strong specialization in charcuterie. While she may be a relative newbie, Danyele went from intern to Sous Chef in just two years under mentor Stephan Pyles at his namesake restaurant, outlasting four executive chefs and leading the culinary force behind Fuego, a 10-course tasting menu that uses scientific techniques applied to cooking. She has also traveled with Pyles to multiple Food & Wine festivals, executing their dishes. Very humble about her food and always trying to learn more, Danyele has a raw talent that enables her the opportunity to shine. Her current menus reflect her interest of fresh, seasonal, local fare, and highlight her interest in making simple flavors and classic dishes new and exciting.
The Latest from Danyele
Thanksgiving Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 3: It's Team Tom vs. Team Emeril in the quest for a turkey triumph.
Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse
Ep 3: Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse take to the kitchen to lead teams in an epic Thanksgiving battle.
A Blast from Canlis Restuarant's Past
Ep 4: The chefs go back in time as they’re tasked with re-creating an original 1950s menu from one of the best restaurants in the country.
A Shock at the Space Needle
Ep 2: Alums CJ Jacobson, Josie Smith-Malave, and Stefan Richter return to the competition.
Soups and Salads and and Omelets, Oh My! - Rate the Plate
Ep 1: Twenty-one cheftestants get whittled down to 15 by Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson.
'Top Chef: Seattle' Premiere
Ep 1: 21 chefs compete for the chance to move on to Seattle.
Space Needle Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 2: The chefs cook Seattle's finest for Tom Douglas.