Growing up in the coastal town of Portland, Texas, Davis found a love for cooking from backyard barbecues and fish frys with his family. He also spent much of his younger years traveling through southern Mexico and parts of South America being influenced by different cooking styles and of course, eating along the way.
He began his cooking career in 2006 at Le Cordon Bleu Austin. After finishing school, he moved to San Antonio to cook at Biga on the Banks with Bruce Auden. He then moved to Beaver Creek, Colorado and cooked French-inspired cuisine at Splendido at the Chateau. In 2012, Davis moved back to Texas where he had the opportunity to become sous chef at The Granary (San Antonio). It was there he found a new passion for cooking with live fire. After two years back in San Antonio, he returned to Austin to work with Aaron Franklin and then Andrew Wiseheart at Contigo.
Accolades - 2014 Corona Challenge Classic Paella Champion
After spending more than a decade working in events, sales and marketing for nationally recognized brands and startups, Reese co-founded Huckleberry Hospitality. Reese attributes her success to her passion for the experience and love of the details. Her creativity enables her to conceptualize and craft an experience that brings to life the client’s purpose, theme and vision. She truly enjoys the little things, paying meticulous attention to program planning and on-site execution of event activities, partnering closely with clients each step of the way. Her diverse experience is extensive and includes international music festivals, nonprofit fundraising, galas, athletic competitions and multi-day installations. When Reese is not busy planning fabulous events throughout the city, she can be found engaging with her community at the Central Texas Veterans Affair Center, Silver Santa, Austin Symphony BATS and managing Austin’s Rhodesian Ridgeback group.