Young chef adds zest and spice to Kirby's Steakhouse menu

Chef Spotlight: Chef Javier Davalos

SAN ANTONIO – His first job was at a Kirby Steakhouse kitchen 15 years ago.

Since then, Chef Javier Davalos has grown up at Kirby and worked his way to become the head chef at Kirby's Steakhouse's San Antonio location.

"It was actually my first job in a kitchen, once I started I couldn't stop," said Davalos.

Besides the traditional steaks and seafood options provided, Chef Davalos also enjoys creating new options everyday as well as providing gluten free menu items.

"I have the freedom of bringing in whatever I want to bring in, and I'm always looking at what is new out there." (Click here for Chef Davalos' Pan Seared Duck Recipe.)

This month Chef Davalos is also preparing a special menu with the focus on everything bacon.

"They can expect a lot of bacon, there will be bacon on everything."

As San Antonio continues to grow and more chefs call the city home, Chef Davalos believes the growth is good for all businesses.

"There's all kind of restaurants and I think it's good for us, I mean people can get more different types of food."


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About the Authors:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.