CHEF ROBERT DEL GRANDE
1800 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056
Robert Del Grande, one of the celebrated chefs of America, is the executive chef and partner of the renowned Cafe Annie in Houston, TX.
Robert was born in 1954. He received his B. S. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of San Francisco and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Riverside in 1980. In 1981, while courting Mimi Kinsman (now Mimi Del Grande), Robert ventured to Houston where Mimi was visiting her sister and brother-in-law Candice and Lonnie Schiller. There, Robert began experimenting in the kitchen of the Schiller’s restaurant, Cafe Annie. Robert remained in Houston and soon became the Executive Chef of Cafe Annie. He has since figured prominently in the historical revision of American cooking, indelibly changing the culinary landscape with his use of the tastes and flavors of the Southwest.