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Evelyn Garcia

HOMETOWN: Houston, TX  


A Houston native, born to parents from Mexico and El Salvador, Chef Evelyn García is the Chef and Co-Owner of Kin HTX. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Evelyn cooked her way through New York City with stints at Jean George’s Spice Market under Chef Anthony Ricco, Masak with Chef Larry Reutens and Kin Shop with “Top Chef” season one winner Harold Dieterle. After 10 years in NYC honing her skills, passion and drive for Southeast Asian food and culture, she decided to move back to her hometown of Houston and open Kin HTX, a Southeast Asian inspired concept. From pop-ups to chef residencies to a restaurant and a product line, Kin HTX continues to evolve and showcase Evelyn’s passion for Southeast Asian flavors and local agriculture.