Day in the Life: Parkside's Executive ChefBy Megan Giller | November 14, 2013 By Megan Giller | November 14, 2013
For some time now we’ve been walking you through days in the lives of Austin's craft beer brewers, goat farmers, ramen mavens and more. But this time we want to show you, too. We spent some time with Parkside’s executive chef, Jeffrey Rhodes, who let us shadow him and snap some shots of what his day looks like.
Before moving to Austin, the Nashville native cooked in kitchens ranging from ethnic eats in Portland to Chez TJ, Mountain View, California's fine-dining destination. Rhodes feels most at home making Southern American food, though, and he’s quickly risen up the chain at chef Shawn Cirkiel’s restaurant, where a stage turned into a job as chef de cuisine and now executive chef. His day starts with Topo Chico, ends with a nightcap at Firehouse Lounge and sandwiches pizza in between, all of which sounds pretty tasty to us. Check out this illustrated version of a day in his life.