Introducing: Chef Sebs! Our October 2022 Chef of The Month

It is with joy and excitement we share with you the breathtaking story of our very own, Chef Sebastian Cerna. Based out of Houston, in the state of Texas, Chef Sebs takes the daily with a few grains of salt! Bringing incredible dishes to life as a sous chef at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Clear Lake City, inside Houston. His work philosophy is based on giving the role his very best, wise use of time inside the kitchen and attention to detail, no matter what step of the cooking process you are in.

After he catches your eye with his exclusive apparel from Chef Uniforms, it’s almost irresistible to want to know more about this young but courageous Chef who’s in the pursuit of greatness in the warm south of the Lone Star State. You can all join us in reading his interview, and as the saying goes…we’ll go to Texas!

Chef Sebs wears the LIGHTWEIGHT Men’s 2-Pocket Short Sleeve w/ Mesh Side Panels Chef Coat for staying fresh and cool during long days in the kitchen.

1. Where were you born? 

I was born in Corpus Christi, TX

2. Where do you work and where are you based? 

I am based in Houston, and I am a sous chef at Bay Oaks Country Club in Clear Lake, Houston.

3. What is your favorite kitchen tool in creating your masterpieces/dishes?

My Miyabi knife! Nothing gets done in the kitchen without a knife and a quality knife is priceless.

4. What is your sharpest sense out of all the 5 senses?

My taste, I can taste every component in a dish.

5. What advice would you offer to aspiring chefs?

Work with a sense of urgency when working in a kitchen whether it’s prep, banquet, or on the line. Over time you will be surprised by the amount of work you can knock out in an hour.

6. What is one culinary tip every chef should know and perfect?

You’re nothing without your team and a good team in the kitchen can achieve great things.

7. What does good food mean to you?

Good food means cooking food that’s true to you being able to express oneself with food and the ability to create and put that on the plate is such a beautiful thing.

8. What features are important to you when selecting your chef outfit? 

Lots of pockets on the pants! Lightweight material/ mesh due to working in Texas it gets incredibly hot inside and out of the kitchen.

9. Favorite ingredient to work with? 

Mahi is my favorite thing to work with so many awesome dishes can be made with this fish!

Chef’s Pants choice is the CHEF 360 Bon Apetit Men’s 7-Pocket Utility STRETCH Chef Jogger – it doesn’t get any more comfortable in style than that!

10. Favorite City to dine out in? 

Houston is by far my favorite city to dine out in such great diversity in the food choices and a lot of amazing high-end restaurants. “blessthabelly” on Instagram has been how I’ve been finding all the good spots where to eat at!

11. Best Dish you have ever made? 

I have made a lot of different cool dishes but one of my favorite things to plate is risotto and redfish very basic but get more complex with every component you add.

12. What do you like to eat most often on your days off? 

We eat a lot of beef tips and rice at home, as well as eating out.

13. Person you would most like to cook for? 

My family because we don’t see each other much but they mean the most to me.

14. What are some of the difficulties you’d say that chefs most often encounter?

The long hours, the inconsistent work schedule, and the time you miss at home.

15. What made you decide to become a chef?
I didn’t pick this career; this career chose me when I was just a little guy. I stepped foot into my mom’s aunt’s kitchen in Maine, and I’ve never wanted to be anywhere else. The kitchen is home to me. It is where I want to be.

Connect with our October 2022 Chef of the Month
Instagram: @the_chef_sebs
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