Cafe Express is the creation of renowned chef Robert Del Grande. Recognized as one of the "inventors" of modern Southwestern cuisine, he has always stressed freshness and flavor. He credits his success to family, luck, talent, hard work - and a Ph.D. in biochemistry, which taught him about "the experience of pursuing interests with passion." Del Grande built his reputation as executive chef of Houston's Cafe Annie, recognized as one of the country's best restaurants. He has earned the James Beard Award, received the Culinary Award as Chef of the Year, and been named to the Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame.