Executive Chef Andy Teixeira of Newport Vineyards was honored with the Edible Rhody 2020 Local Hero Award. Each autumn since 2007, readers of Edible Rhody magazine vote for their “local heroes” as a way to honor the people who bring us our local food and drink. Teixeira won in their Chef/Restaurant category. “The relationship with my farmers and all the work they put into the food is where it starts for us. We are constantly texting updates of produce, products, or just making each other smile; it’s a friendship really,” said Executive Chef Andy Teixeria. “Operating three kitchens with a fully farm to table scratch culinary program, with such positivity and creativity is no small feat. Chef Andy is a hero amongst the Newport Vineyards family and we are thrilled that Edible Rhody readers have recognized that very deserving title as well,” said John Nunes, Owner, Newport Vineyards.
Executive Chef Andy Teixeira. Photo provided by Newport Vineyards.