Where Are They Now: 8 Notable Dai Due AlumsBy Megan Giller | November 12, 2013 By Megan Giller | November 12, 2013
Dai Due chef Jesse Griffiths and his wife Tamara Mayfield do more than make meals that are all-natural and all-local; over the years, they have also fostered Austin’s food scene by nurturing the growth of chefs and food enthusiasts who are now sharing their talents around town. “The other day someone told me that our business is that we have good product and good people,” Griffiths said. “That’s all there is to it.”
Well, that’s not all there is to it. Without even meaning to, Dai Due has been inspiring their employees to do more since opening in 2006. How? Griffiths says by “letting them take ownership and respecting people’s vision.” But he also clearly has an eye for talent, saying that “we don’t necessarily hire people based on whether they’re hot shots or have a great resume or are from New York. It’s more, do they believe in what we’re doing?” In honor of Austin’s most iconic butcher/supper club/farmer's market stand/charcuterie shop recently announcing that it is officially going brick and mortar in the spring of 2014, here are eight people who since working at Dai Due have gone on to accomplish some of their own notable projects.