Executive Chef & Culinary Team
Executive Chef, Ferre Fort Worth
Starting 15 years ago at a lunch counter in Fort Worth as a dishwasher, Chef Alvarez has never been formally trained but has worked in many great kitchens and under a handful of great Chefs. From opening the "original" Angeluna and working with Clark McDaniel, to Lonesome Dove with Tim Love, and 62Main with David McMillan, he has risen to the level of a mature Executive Chef with lots to teach and learn. Inspired by his Mother who cooked Southern food and his Grandmother of hispanic descent, he loved to eat all things at an early age.
Now at Ferre, an Italian Tuscan inspired restaurant, he is honing his talents in Italian cuisine. His wife, Jennifer, is home taking care of their three children, Olive , Zephyr, and Phoenix, all of which love to be in the kitchen with Daddy while he's cooking.
Chef Alvarez is very busy with his ever growing career and family, and has been known to say "Family, Food and Friends is what it's all about!". So as long as you are with family & friends enjoying a wonderful meal, that's all that is needed for a successful recipe.
From FW Weekly: "It’s a culinary Horatio Alger story: Instead of going to food school in Paris or Poughkeepsie, Sean Alvarez started his career as a dishwasher at a Fort Worth lunch counter. Fifteen years later, having studied under star chefs like Tim Love and David McMillan, he’s a star himself. At sleek, stylish Ferré, Chef Sean’s great talent is in glamming up contemporary Tuscan dishes with a delicate hand: just a sprinkling of crispy prosciutto to perk up a wedge salad, a mere drizzle of white truffle oil and balsamic vinegar to enhance scallops. A master of taking simple ingredients to astonishing depths of flavor, Sean Alvarez is now the chef to emulate."