since 2001

Fredericksburg, TX Chef Vickie Bonewitz

Executive Chef and owner Vickie Bonewitz has more than two decades of culinary experience, beginning with her 5-year apprenticeship with Swiss Executive Chef George Weidman at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Austin. Vickie's career next took her to Germany with Master Chef Erich Hausler at the Hotel St. Raphael, Hamburg, and on to various hotels and restaurants in Texas before establishing My Own Chef in Fredericksburg. For Vickie, the dining table symbolizes the bond between food and family. Strengthening this cultural culinary partnership is the motivation for everything she prepares.

Pastry Chef and owner Darrel Bonewitz discovered his love for baking at an early age making bread with his grandmother, a professional cook in San Antonio. For more than 20 years he has perfected his skills under great pastry chefs in the U.S. and Europe at some of the world's best hotels and venues including The Hyatt, The Stouffer Hotel, Central Market and Barton Creek Country Club. His mastery of the oven allows him to create anything from decorated cookies to elegant, multi-layered wedding cakes to rustic tarts.