The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today it has hired chef André David Halston as the company’s corporate chef. Halston will join The Lube beginning October 21, and bring his deep culinary experience and creativity to a menu focused on traditional American cuisine with the signature Lube twist.
“I am honored and thrilled to fill the position of Quaker Steak & Lube’s corporate chef,” says Halston. “The Lube has created a cult like following for nearly four decades, and I am excited to jump in the front seat as we drive the brand into its next culinary chapter.”
Halston brings nearly 40 years of experience in the culinary industry to Quaker Steak & Lube, most recently serving as the corporate operational executive chef and director of food and beverage for the Innisbrook Resort, part of the Ritz-Carlton Hospitality Hotel Company. His extensive background has taken him across the world from Germany to Vancouver, and Texas to California, working with different hotel and restaurant groups. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his accomplishments and achievements, which include the 2011 Grande Maître Du Gout 5 Star Award, and the 2010 Guest Chef for the US Armed Forces at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“As we come up on our 40th anniversary, Quaker Steak & Lube is on track to continue our aggressive national expansion at full speed ahead! With the addition of chef André to the team, we are ecstatic at what our future holds,” says John Longstreet, president and CEO, Quaker Steak & Lube. “We look forward to the new spin Chef André will bring to our signature menu items, and take this opportunity to introduce even more guests to our unique motor-themed dining experience.”