February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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LeRoy

Known for his innovative takes on Texas barbecue, Chef and Pitmaster Evan LeRoy incorporates elements of fine dining and from-scratch cooking into his menu, shining a new light on the traditional cuisine at LeRoy and Lewis. While his focus is on responsibly raised and sustainable meat and alternative cuts such as beef cheeks, the Smoked Burger was recently called “one of the best in Texas” by Texas Monthly.

Evan’s culinary experience ranges from fine dining, at Hudson’s On the Bend (Austin), to barbecue at Hill Country Barbecue in NYC. After returning to his hometown... READ MORE

Known for his innovative takes on Texas barbecue, Chef and Pitmaster Evan LeRoy incorporates elements of fine dining and from-scratch cooking into his menu, shining a new light on the traditional cuisine at LeRoy and Lewis. While his focus is on responsibly raised and sustainable meat and alternative cuts such as beef cheeks, the Smoked Burger was recently called “one of the best in Texas” by Texas Monthly.

Evan’s culinary experience ranges from fine dining, at Hudson’s On the Bend (Austin), to barbecue at Hill Country Barbecue in NYC. After returning to his hometown of Austin, he served as the founding Pitmaster and Executive Chef at Freedmen’s, where he offered innovative takes on traditional cuts of meat and flavor profiles. He has traveled to Australia, China, and Russia, to train and work with prospective pitmasters and has been known for his openness to teaching and sharing smoking secrets.

Evan was crowned the King of Porc at the Austin Cochon555 in 2017, and was named one of Zagat’s 30 Under 30 rising stars in the Austin culinary scene in 2014. He has also taken home awards at the Quesoff, the Austin Meatball Festival as well as multiple wins at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Evan has appeared on The Food Network’s Burgers, Brew & Que, FYI’s Food Porn, and in 2014, he took home the title of “Austin Grill Master” on the Travel Channel’s American Grilled Texas episode.

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