Co-owners of Culinary Cowgirls Queso and The Culinary Room
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Courtney Runn
Recognized in the industry as top innovators and food experts, food manufacturer Alexandra Worthington and commercial chef Alana Chandler are foodie friends that have teamed up for more than a decade to create award-winning products. In 2016, their prize-winning, all-natural line of real-dairy queso with fresh, roasted chilies nabbed second place in H-E-B’s annual Quest for Texas Best contest, and is currently available at H-E-B. This Austin gourmet culinary team is now expanding their reach to Lockhart, Texas, by opening The Culinary Room to share their love of the finest foods in a retail market, featuring products they make fresh daily, plus small-batch, hard-to-find items they handpick from throughout the world and unique gifts for any foodie. The upper floor of the space, overlooking the courthouse, will also showcase chef-taught culinary classes open to the public.