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NathanF&D and Commerce CafeNEW MAKER!

Austin, TX, USA


A few years later, after traveling and staging across the country, Nathan connected with Chef Shawn Cirkiel- who brought him on as The Exec Chef at Parkside and the Backspace. Working for Cirkiel, Nathan gained a greater knowledge of the business as well fine tuning his style of cooking in a busy restaurant.

In 2013, at the age of 24, Sarah accepted the title of Banquet Chef at Shawn Cirkiel’s downtown destination, Parkside. At Parkside she met fellow chef & future business partner, Nathan Lemley.

The pair purchased Foreign & Domestic Austin from founding Chef Ned Elliot in September 2017.