The New Orleans native has had a storied career throughout Texas. Terance started his culinary career making gumbo at the legendary Commander’s Palace in New Orleans and established himself as a sought-after consultant for numerous concepts all over America. Before calling Oak Cliff his home, he was the Chef/Owner of Bon Temps Events in Houston, specializing in Creole-inspired meals for large events and private parties. Terance has led the kitchens of AmberJax, Screen Door, the Cedars Social, and has acquired skills from his time at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rex’s Seafood, and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Our sustainability concerns are strengthened by his time opening Whole Foods stores around the region, where he led composting and locavore practices. Terance knew he wanted to be a chef at a young age, and he exhibits a deep well of passion for food that reflects his own Creole biography and culture. He is always curious about methods to advance the classics he grew up with. For his contributions to the North Texas culinary landscape, Terance was inducted into the El Centro Food and Hospitality Institute’s Hall of Fame.
Bryam has lived in Oak Cliff his entire life. A graduate of the El Centro Culinary Program, Bryam’s qualifications and knowledge base includes pastries, seafood, and whole animal butchery. Bryam knows how to bake and pipe elaborate cakes, spin ice-cream, prepare dishes using classic French technique, and butcher game. At Beatrice, Bryam executes all desserts and of all our homemade breads and rolls, including anniversary and wedding cakes for our guests.
At Zen Sushi, Bryam trains line cooks, manages kitchen staff, creates custom desserts for special events while refining his Japanese culinary techniques and seafood preparation skills. Bryam is excited to participate in expanding the culinary perspectives and possibilities in his neighborhood. Bryam and his family live in Oak Cliff.
We are honored to be the named a Finalist for “Best New Restaurant” in America by the James Beard Foundation and win Dallas Eater’s “Restaurant of the Year” Award. On behalf of the entire Beatrice team, Bienvenue to all!
Contemporary Cajun and Creole classics in a place that embodies the spirit of Louisiana hospitality