Misti Norris Dallas Chef James Beard Award Rising Star Semifinalist. One of Esquire’s Best Restaurants in America 2018. D Magazine’s Best New Restaurants in Dallas 2018. The Dallas Observer’s Best Charcuterie Program 2018. Semifinalist for James Beard in the category of Best New Restaurants. James beard semifinalist for best chef Texas. North Carolina

Regalis X Misti Norris

Born in North Carolina and raised in Houston, Texas, Misti Norris discovered her love of cooking growing up in a Cajun household.

Norris loved cooking with her Maw Maw from a young age and learned the significance of limiting waste and preserving as much as possible.

Norris’ career as a chef took off in Dallas, where she spent years working in top-rated restaurants and developing a unique style that would lend itself to her first foray as an executive chef at Small Brewpub. In 2016, Norris was recognized as a James Beard Award Rising Star Semifinalist.

Norris is currently the Owner and Executive Chef of Petra and the Beast, an intimate, purpose-driven restaurant focused on the four f’s: farming, foraging, fire, and fermentation. Since its opening in 2018, Petra and the Beast has received multiple honors, including being recognized as a Best Restaurant in America 2018 by Esquire and a Best New Restaurant in Dallas 2018 by D Magazine. In addition, Food and Wine names Norris a member of the Best New Chef class in 2019, and she has been a semifinalist for James Beard in both the Best Chef Texas and Best New Restaurant categories.

Recreate Misti's recipes with her favorite Regalis ingredients.