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Tiffany Derry is an American chef based in Dallas, Texas, who is well known for her appearances on Top Chef and Hungry Investors in 2014.
Derry was born on December 26, 1982 in Beaumont, Texas.She graduated from The Art Institute of Houston in 2003 with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts.
Derry started her culinary career at the local International House of Pancakes at the age of 15,where later had a management position.
Derry competed in Top Chef season 7 in Washington, D.C. and won "fan favorite" after placing fifth. She also competed among the All-Star chefs in season 8 and finished fourth as a finalist.
Derry was the chef and owner of "Private|Social" in Dallas from 2011 to 2013.In 2012, Derry founded her professional website promoting her culinary career and her restaurant, "Private|Social." In 2013, Derry expressed interest in opening her own restaurant in her hometown of Beaumont. Derry appeared on an episode of Spike TV's Bar Rescue in June 2013, and has appeared in a commercial promoting her alma mater, "The Art Institute of Houston".
In November 2013, she was the day's winner on an episode of Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and she started to appear on the Spike TV series Hungry Investors, which debuted in 2014.
Derry is also working with the Dallas Independent School District to improve their school lunch program in order to provide healthier options.
Derry opened Roots Chicken Shak in Plano in 2017.
Derry, partnering with Tom Foley of T2D Concepts, opened Roots Southern Table June of 2021 in Farmers Branch, TX as an expansion concept to Roots Chicken Shack.The concept is chef driven and the menu consists of high end twists to the classic southern recipes Derry grew up with.
In 2013, Derry was awarded the Hall of Fame by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.
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