Irving-Based T2D Concepts Chef Named James Beard Semifinalist

Nine North Texas restaurants and chefs were named as semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, which is returning this year after taking a COVID-related hiatus in 2020 and 2021.

Chef Tiffany Derry was named a semifinalist in the Best Chef Texas category. Roots Southern Table, located on 13050 Bee St. in Farmers Branch also took two spots on the prestigious list. The restaurant made the national semifinalist list in the Best New Restaurant category. 

The Dallas Business Journal profiled Derry and her business partner, Tom Foley, last February. Their business, Irving-based T2D Concepts, is behind chicken brands Roots Chicken Shak and Roots Southern Table, which opened last spring.

Read the full story at Dallas Business Journal.