Beard nomination puts Elena’s alum among culinary elite

February 27, 2019

What started in his parents’ kitchen on Avenue E has evolved into a thriving culinary career and, as of Wednesday, a second nomination for a prestigious James Beard Foundation award for Beaumont native Ricardo Sanchez. Sanchez, executive pastry chef at Bullion in Dallas, was at his home there Wednesday morning when a line cook from the restaurant texted him, “Congratulations.”