At State & Allen, we pride ourselves on being the best. Best patio. Best atmosphere. Best drink specials. Best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas. And best chef calling the shots on our menu and culinary offerings.
We are proud to announce that Rhett Dukes – formerly our Chef de Cuisine – has now been promoted to Executive Chef at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!
Rhett Dukes has been with State & Allen's Dallas restaurant for quite some time, starting with State & Allen as a sous chef. Immediately, we recognized the tremendous talent that Rhett brought to the table, his passion for plating delicious and beautiful food, and his industry knowledge.
Rhett’s skill and expertise has been garnered over time, with each stop along his career path giving him a new perspective on culinary excellence. His career began in Houston, where he worked within several different restaurants, and then he was lead to Chicago to get a whole new perspective on food. In Chicago, he was promoted to Executive Chef Partner before returning to Texas, and ultimately, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.
Not only is Rhett great with food, but we love that he’s cool as a cucumber, even under pressure! No job’s too big. No task too daunting. Rhett’s ability to think on his feet and handle difficult situations with ease are what set him apart and make him a true leader. We are proud to have Rhett leading the charge and can’t wait to see what he does as Executive Chef!
One of his first tasks has been to revamp our menu and give it a little more panache. Don’t worry – all your favorites are still there! – but Rhett has done an excellent job of infusing new flavors, ingredients, and stylings into our menu offerings. If you haven’t been to State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in awhile, it’s time to come in and give our new menu a try! Lots of new bistro menu options, along with appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, burgers, and more! We may be a little partial, but we think it’s the best food in Dallas!