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Austin, TX /

Pastry chef and partner at Emmer & Rye, Hestia, Kalimotxo, Henbit, TLV, and Canje, Tavel Bristol-Joseph began his culinary journey baking with his aunt in Guyana. Moving to America at age 17, Bristol-Joseph attended the New York Restaurant School, and worked in establishments both in New York and Tucson, Arizona. Upon meeting Kevin Fink, Bristol-Joseph moved to Austin, Texas and opened Emmer & Rye in 2015. Hestia earned Best New Restaurant in America honors from Robb Report, and Canje was listed as one of The New York Times’ Best Restaurants of 2022. Additionally, Bristol-Joseph was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2020.