Tavel Bristol-Joseph

Tavel Bristol-Joseph

Tavel Bristol-Joseph is the pastry chef and partner at Emmer and Rye, Hestia, Kalimotxo, Henbit, and TLV in Austin, Texas TX. He moved to the United States U.S. from Georgetown, Guyana when he was 17 years old and attended the New York Restaurant School. Tavel then worked in a variety of restaurants in New York before moving to Tucson in 2006, where he joined Fox Restaurant Concepts. He worked with the restaurant group for two years before moving onto Zona 78, where he met Kevin Fink. In 2015, Kevin and Tavel moved to Austin, where they opened Emmer & Rye. Emmer & Rye has been included in Bon Appétit’s America’s Best New Restaurants 2016 list, as well as named Austin American-Statesman’s, 2018 Best Restaurant in Austin. Tavel also received the Star Chefs Rising Star Award in 2017 and this year he was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2020. Tavel has overcome many struggles and challenges, but he never stopped believing that there would be a brighter tomorrow. He currently resides in Austin with his girlfriend Britney and his dog GusGus.(Austin, TX)