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Tiffany Derry


Tiffany Derry is an acclaimed chef, entrepreneur and television personality best known for her appearance on season 7 of Bravo’s “Top Chef” where she made it to the competition’s final four.

Tiffany began her culinary career at the local International House of Pancakes in Beaumont, Texas and quickly worked her way up within the company, becoming the youngest person to hold a management position at the age of 17. After graduating high school, Tiffany went on to hone her culinary skills at the Art Institute of Houston and worked in esteemed kitchens throughout Houston and Dallas.

In 2011, Tiffany teamed up with Patrick Halbert of the Halstin Group to open the critically acclaimed Private | Social in Dallas. Tiffany parted ways with Private | Social in 2013 to focus on her company, Tiffany Derry Concepts.

Tiffany serves as a national spokesperson for the Art Institute’s Culinary Arts Program and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier. She also participates in community outreach programs with the Dallas Independent School District to provide healthier options for school lunches, and the North Texas Food Bank.

Tiffany resides in Dallas, Texas.