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Steve McHugh

Chef/Owner, Cured in San Antonio United States

Steve McHugh is a chef and restaurateur who grew up on a Wisconsin farm, where he formed his farm-fresh culinary approach. He made a name for himself in New Orleans as chef de cuisine for chef John Besh at August, then brought Lüke, Besh’s German-style brasserie, to San Antonio. But his greatest achievement was beating cancer, after which he opened Cured at the Pearl Brewery. The restaurant’s name speaks both to Steve’s triumphant recovery and to the cured meats hanging in view. Cured was one of Bon Appétit’s top 50 in “America’s Best New Restaurants 2014” and one of Esquire’s six runners-up for the 2014 Food & Drink Awards.

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Great Service: A Recipe for a Life Well Lived

BY STEVE MCHUGH
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Steve McHugh is a renowned chef and restaurateur who shares his passion for great service through the people who have been most influential to him. His parents taught him to serve others because it brings happiness. Chef John Besh helped him develop a palette able to detect nuanced flavors many of us can only dream of tasting. And while he was beating cancer, his oncology team showed him even a hospital can create an inviting environment for guests. Most people can forgive a mistake; people just want to see you try.
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PAST VOL 20

San Antonio @ Majestic Theatre
Dec 01, 2015