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Home is the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas for Dish’n Dames feature Stephanie Garcia, executive chef of Dai Due Taqueria in Austin, Texas. And, she draws on her memories of cooking in the kitchen with her grandmother in Harlingen, Texas, as inspiration.
After graduating from the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin, Stephanie moved back to South Texas to manage the kitchen at Colletti’s in Harlingen. She returned to Austin in 2013 to hone her skills at Vespaio and then become the sous chef at Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club.
Now executive chef of Dai Due Taqueria, Stephanie works with heritage corn, locally-milled flour, locally-sourced wild game, pastured animals and fresh, seasonal fruits, herbs and vegetables from local farms.