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SpokenHeard w/Bob Whoopeecat Stephenson & Susan Dobbe Chase

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Tagged by longtime Dallas restaurant promoter and Savor Dallas Founder Jim White as a “true Renaissance Man,” Bob Stephenson is a man of many interests and experiences. A Texas-born and raised chef, “Whoopeecat” (as he is sometimes called in the poetry community) is an accomplished performance poet who has entertained around the United States and Canada, a zen motorcyclist that lives for the “iron butt” experience, is a supporter and has sat on the board of directors for multiple local and national nonprofi...
t organizations including Poetry Slam Inc., and is now the owner/chef of FnG Eats with chef partner Carlos Arevalo.Honing his skills for more than 35 years in the restaurant business, Stephenson has worked for some of the mosthe most reputable restaurants in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. His humble beginnings started at 13 years old as a short order cook in his parents’ bowling alley coffee shop in Irving, Texas. He was one of the first corporate kitchen trainers for Chili’s opening restaurants all over the U.S. in the mid-80s; worked for Houston’s Restaurants in Dallas, Kansas City and Atlanta; and Patrizio’s Italian restaurant in Highland Park Village for Jack Knox in the mid-90s before coming to Las Colinas for his 15-year long tenure at Cool River Café.Stephenson is a man of many talents and enjoys sharing his knowledge with and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. If he’s not working in a kitchen, you’ll find him in a classroom teaching or wandering the back roads on two wheels taking life a crossroad at a time.