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Roots Chicken Shak

Tiffany Derry, Top Chef competitor and All-Star Chef finalist, is one of the coolest chicks we know. Her vision for Roots Chicken Shak wasn’t just to provide good ‘ole southern down-home cooking, but to create a home for ‘duck fat fried EVERYTHING’. Well, she nailed it even the bread crumbs on her kale Caesar salad are crisped in duck fat -WTH!?  Just take one bite of her wings and you’ll be coming ‘bwak’ for more!

Chef Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak
Chef Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak

Meet Chef Tiffany Derry

A Beaumont, Texas native, Tiffany Derry began her culinary career at the local International House of Pancakes. She quickly worked her way up within the company, becoming the youngest person to hold a management position at the age of 17. Derry went on to hone her culinary techniques at the Art Institute of Houston, followed by stints in esteemed kitchens throughout Houston and Dallas.

Derry gained international notoriety when she appeared on Season 7 of Bravo’s Top Chef where she achieved a place in the competition’s final four. Derry’s quiet confidence and warm southern charm made her a natural selection for Top Chef: All-Stars, where she was again a finalist. The Dallas Morning News named Derry one of the “Best Chefs in DFW.” Through Tiffany Derry Concepts (TDC), Derry continues her business and culinary ventures with some of the world’s most recognized brands.



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