After appearing on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All-Stars,” Derry has gone on to appear on several other TV shows as an expert and judge. Derry also sits on the James Beard Foundation Impact Advisory Board and acts as an ambassador for the foundation’s food waste initiative, according to her website.
In 2017, she opened the first Roots Chicken Shak, a duck fat fried chicken restaurant, in Plano at Legacy Hall.
The restaurant will be part of a new food hall and bar coming to the Mueller H-E-B, which opened in 2013. The food hall will also include restaurants serving barbecue, tacos, Japanese rice and noodle dishes, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
According to a media release, H-E-B will make donations in August when the food hall opens to Urban Roots, an urban farm and youth leadership organization, as well as the The William B. Travis Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Travis Early College High School.
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