Friday, March 8, 2013

Finn & Porter Austin Announces New Executive Chef Peter Maffei

Hilton Austin recently announced the promotion of Chef Peter Maffei to executive chef of Finn & Porter. The newly appointed executive chef is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and has experience working in some of the best kitchens in New York City. He began his career more than 14 years ago at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Fredericks & Zoe. He moved to Austin four years ago, where he traded New York’s famous Union Square farmers markets for great local Texas produce. “I like to capture the simplicity of the dish by developing vibrant flavors and focusing on great local ingredients. Local ingredients are the key to my creativity,” said Maffei.

Under Executive Chef Maffei’s guidance, Finn & Porter highlights local ingredients as the focal point of the restaurant’s new modern American menu. Outside of elevating the culinary experience, he also has a passion for cultivating the guest experience. “Chef Peter is a wonderful addition to Finn & Porter because of his passion for putting the best dish in front of our guests every time and the presence he has welcoming guests to experience the restaurant,” said Jennifer Gomez, general manager of Finn & Porter.

Maffei joins the ranks of Chef Triet Huynh, the original sushi chef of Finn & Porter. Chef Huynh does not limit himself to traditional sushi ingredients, and is well known for his Sea Dragon, Gauguin and Tomato Mozzarella rolls. Chef Huynh continues his passion of offering one-of-a-kind sushi that will impress even the most seasoned sushi lover.

Please visit Finn & Porter’s website ( for the latest menus and events.

About Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter is a fine dining destination in Austin, serving modern American cuisine focused on fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant has been recognized for its award-winning steaks and wine list, in addition to serving creative seafood and sushi. Finn & Porter's Loft Bar serves innovative cocktails and select wines, plus delicious twists to its classic bar food menu. Located in the Hilton Austin downtown at 500 East 4th St (in between Red River and Neches St), the restaurant is open Sunday - Thursday from 5:00pm - 10:00pm, and Friday – Saturday from 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Finn & Porter accepts reservations for parties of two or more through their website, and offers private rooms for special events upon availability and request. For more information, visit or call (512) 493-4900.

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