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.