Precision, culinary innovation, organization and teamwork have been driving forces behind Chef Stephen Conklin’s career success in acclaimed restaurants over the past decade. After graduating with honors from New York’s prestigious Institute of Culinary Education, Conklin trained in kitchens including the 3-star Michelin Le Bernardin and La Grenouille. He went on to secure the position of Sous Chef at Lincoln Ristorante, working closely with luminary Chef Jonathan Benno, and later rising to Chef de Cuisine. Conklin joined The Bastion Collection in 2017 and went on to spearhead La Table’s kitchen operations. Today, Chef Stephen is the Executive Chef for La Table Houston and Cafe Leonelli at MFAH.