Chef Bios: Josh Watkins

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Josh Watkins

Josh Watkins

Culinary Style: New American
Restaurants: Carillon Restaurant, as well as the AT&T Hotel's other restaurant functions
Signature Dishes: Lemon basil panna cotta, pan-seared duck breast with lavender
Education: California Culinary Academy
Previous Work Experience: The French Room in the Adolphus hotel, became Chef de Cuisine at the Driskill Grill by age 23
Awards: earned the Driskill Grill a 5 star rating while executive chef, Carillon is one of the highest-rated restaurants in Austin by the Austin American Statesman
Notable Mentions: Appeared on Iron Chef America along with mentor David Bull, cooked at James Beard House and Aspen Food and Wine Festival.


Watkins was so busy when Carillon first opened in the AT&T Hotel that he lived there.

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