Kevin Fink

Austin, TX
Emmer & Rye

Kevin Fink found his love for food, restaurants, and hospitality at an early age when he would trail his father working in the restaurant industry, learning the ins-and-outs of the culinary operations.

Emmer & Rye brings a unique dining experience to Austin, as the restaurant is the city’s first to offer contemporary American seasonal small plates passed on circulating carts as part of their meal. Guests are able to order these items in addition to a weekly rotating menu using local farm-to-table ingredients. Emmer & Rye opened in late 2015, and Chef Fink was quickly named one of FOOD & WINE’s “Best New Chefs” and one of the “Best New Restaurants 2016” by Bon Appétit.

After the start of his career fifteen years ago, Fink’s culinary achievements include: cooking at 13 Gobbi in Florence, Italy, and front of house service at Thomas Keller’s iconic restaurant, The French Laundry, which was awarded Restaurant Magazine’s “World’s Best Restaurant” in 2003.

Accolades & Publications

  • FOOD & WINE – Best New Chefs (2016)
  • Bon Appétit – Best New Restaurants (2016)


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