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Top Chef Competitor

Chef Tiffany Derry, Top Chef competitor, and All-Star Chef finalist, is one of the coolest chicks we know. We are so excited for her involvement in Top Chef Junior–which just scored a Daytime Emmy nomination for BEST CHILDREN’S SERIES! Derry was nominated for 3 Emmy’s in total. (Ah-mah-zing‼)


Derry expanded her fan-base and gained international notoriety when she appeared on Season 7 of Bravo’s Top Chef where she was voted “fan favorite” and achieved a place in the competition’s final four. Derry’s quiet confidence, warm southern charm, and culinary expertise made her a natural selection for Top Chef: All-Stars, where she was again a finalist.

In 2011, Derry teamed with Patrick Halbert of the Halstin Group to open Private|Social in the heart of Uptown, Dallas to much fanfare. The restaurant garnered much praise, including a 4-star review from The Dallas Morning News. The DMN also named Derry one of the “Best Chefs in DFW.” Derry has made appearances on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and Food Network’s Bobby’s Dinner Battle.

In 2013, Derry parted ways with Private| Social to focus on Tiffany Derry Concepts (TDC), a company established to support Derry’s business and culinary ventures, which include television shows and partnerships with the world’s most recognized brands.

Roots Chicken Shak

Derry opened Roots Chicken Shak in 2017. Her vision for Roots Chicken Shak wasn’t just to provide good ‘ole southern down-home cooking, but to create a home for “duck fat fried EVERYTHING” and she nailed it. Even the bread crumbs on her kale Caesar salad are crisped in duck fat – WTH!? But, just take one bite of her wings and you’ll be coming “bwak” for more!

What's Next?

We are honored to have Roots Chicken Shak at Legacy Hall, and can’t wait to see what our boss-lady Chef Tiffany does next!

Rumor has it…there’s something new coming to the shak at the Hall, stay tuned.

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