Tiffany's "Don't Mess with Texas" attitude has a warmth and charm that makes everyone want to visit her home state. She began in the kitchen when she was 15 at IHOP where she learned speed, and by 17, her leadership skills in the business were evident as she became the youngest person in management. In addition, she received her seafood training from Houston's Pesce Restaurant while still in school. After graduation, became the Executive Sous Chef of Grotto Cucina. In 2011, Derry teamed with Patrick Halbert of the Halstin Group to open Private|Social in the heart of Uptown, Dallas to much fanfare. In 2013, Derry parted ways with Private|Social to focus on Tiffany Derry Concepts (TDC), a company established to support Derry's business and culinary ventures, which include television shows and partnerships with the world's most recognized brands.
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