The Blair House is pleased to introduce our new Executive Chef and Instructor Chris Huffman. Chef Christopher Huffman was born and raised in Longview,Texas a small town just outside of Dallas. As a young man he moved to Austin and attended the Culinary Academy of Austin presently known as the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts .
After graduation, Chris was employed by the popular Austin restaurants Mars and later Zoot. The next stop along his culinary journey was Jeffrey’s Restaurant & Bar which was for more than three decades the hangout of presidents, governors, movie actors and rock stars, as well as ordinary Austinites celebrating special occasions. There he climbed the ranks and became a sous chef where he was privileged to work with many talented chefs.
After relocating to the Hill Country, Chris opened the Goodnight Diner in Dripping Springs, where he and his wife Jana, a pastry chef, served up “comfort by the plateful” using only the best local and organic produce. The Goodnight Diner was born out of a shared passion for Southern cuisine with a gourmet twist. After Chris and Jana decided to start a family, Chris accepted the position as Executive Chef and Instructor at theBlair House Inn. Chef Huffman is “looking forward to passing on many years of culinary experience in an intimate hands on setting.”
No matter what level of culinary expertise, our well-rounded and experienced chef is sure to increase your confidence in the kitchen as you learn new techniques in an enjoyable, relaxed setting.