Travis was born and raised in La Vernia Texas. He developed a love of cooking early on from his Italian Mother who taught him many traditional Italian cooking techniques and dishes. Travis attended the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin Texas and his thirst for knowledge and love of food has become part of his journey in life.

Working and learning at well-known places such as Botticellis and Uchi in Austin, Bin 555 in San Antonio and travels to China have added to his knowledge and skills. Venturing into business ownership of both a food truck and Deli sharpened his management and training skills.

Travis has a love of people and of teaching. We are receiving great reviews from his students and our dinner guests. If you like to cook or eat or drink come have fun with Travis!

Guest Reviews


“Our stay at the Blair House and cooking school was outstanding. Chef Travis was remarkable as was the group of participants. Relaxed, clean, friendly, delicious food.”
- Barbara

“Learning from a real chef was inspiring and fun! Thanks Chef Travis!”
- Melissa

“We’re still talking about our cooking class and how much fun it was. Travis was amazing and we really enjoyed his great personality and willingness to be flexible.”
- Kim