February 07, 2019

Culinary Couples in San Antonio You Should Already Know About

Local restaurants drive San Antonio's underrated food scene, but have you ever wondered about the folks who run our favorite restaurants, bars, bakeries and more? While we do our due diligence in spotlighting esteemed chefs that have helped put the Alamo City on the map, this Valentine's Day we're giving a shoutout to the couples that hustle together to run beloved dining and drinking spots.
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Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares
Photo via Instagram / delice_sanantonio
Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares
Photo via Instagram / delice_sanantonio
While both badass bakers individually, Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares are one unstoppable team together. Susana actually taught Nacho a lot of what he knows in the kitchen, which must be a lot since the two have both appeared on baking competitions on the Food Network. Nacho even won in 2018! If you need to rightfully congratulate them on their skills, the couple owns Délice Chocolatier and Patisserie.
Photo via Instagram / delice_sanantonio
While both badass bakers individually, Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares are one unstoppable team together. Susana actually taught Nacho a lot of what he knows in the kitchen, which must be a lot since the two have both appeared on baking competitions on the Food Network. Nacho even won in 2018! If you need to rightfully congratulate them on their skills, the couple owns Délice Chocolatier and Patisserie.
Photo via Instagram / delice_sanantonio
John and Elise Russ
Photo by joshhuskin via Instagram / clementine.sanantonio
John and Elise Russ
Photo by joshhuskin via Instagram / clementine.sanantonio
John and Elise Russ have a whirlwind romance – especially in the kitchen. The two met while working together at The Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland, and absolutely hated each other! The one-time frenemies eventually buried the hate between the two of them and eventually got married. In early 2018, the couple opened the highly-popular Clementine in Castle Hills where John heads the kitchen and Elise is all about desserts.
Photo via Instagram / bryanrindfuss
John and Elise Russ have a whirlwind romance – especially in the kitchen. The two met while working together at The Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland, and absolutely hated each other! The one-time frenemies eventually buried the hate between the two of them and eventually got married. In early 2018, the couple opened the highly-popular Clementine in Castle Hills where John heads the kitchen and Elise is all about desserts.
Photo via Instagram / bryanrindfuss
Cornelius and Lattoia Massey
Photo by Jessica Elizararras
Cornelius and Lattoia Massey
Photo by Jessica Elizararras
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio, Lattoia Massey decided to pay tribute to her native Jamaica, and we’re sure glad she did. Along with her husband Cornelius, the Masseys have brought San Antonio its first artisan Caribbean restaurant. Yes, you can thank the Masseys for The Jerk Shack.
Photo via Instagram / thejerkshacksatx
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio, Lattoia Massey decided to pay tribute to her native Jamaica, and we’re sure glad she did. Along with her husband Cornelius, the Masseys have brought San Antonio its first artisan Caribbean restaurant. Yes, you can thank the Masseys for The Jerk Shack.
Photo via Instagram / thejerkshacksatx
Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng
Photo  by joshhuskin via Instagram / bakery_lorraine
Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng
Photo by joshhuskin via Instagram / bakery_lorraine
After meeting while working together at a bakery in California, the sweet couple worked in various bakeries around San Francisco before deciding to head to the Alamo City. Good thing they did, ‘cause that led to the 2011 opening of Bakery Lorraine at the Pearl. The beloved bakery has since opened additional locations in San Antonio and even one in Austin.
Photo via Instagram / bakery_lorraine
After meeting while working together at a bakery in California, the sweet couple worked in various bakeries around San Francisco before deciding to head to the Alamo City. Good thing they did, ‘cause that led to the 2011 opening of Bakery Lorraine at the Pearl. The beloved bakery has since opened additional locations in San Antonio and even one in Austin.
Photo via Instagram / bakery_lorraine
PJ and Lindsey Edwards
Photo via Instagram / lkm_edwards
PJ and Lindsey Edwards
Photo via Instagram / lkm_edwards
After years at Bin 555 under Chef Jason Dady and later serving in various management position under Dady’s Restaurant Group, PJ Edwards returned to the former Bin 555 to open Meadow Neighborhood Eatery and Bar alongside wife Lindsey, who runs the front of the house. Together, the two bring their take on Southern fare with a focus on Texan ingredients.
Photo via Instagram / meadow_sa
After years at Bin 555 under Chef Jason Dady and later serving in various management position under Dady’s Restaurant Group, PJ Edwards returned to the former Bin 555 to open Meadow Neighborhood Eatery and Bar alongside wife Lindsey, who runs the front of the house. Together, the two bring their take on Southern fare with a focus on Texan ingredients.
Photo via Instagram / meadow_sa