Chef August Ench

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

August Ench
Location: Austin, Texas
Favorite Dish: Fresh pasta


Chef August is the owner of Healthnut Custom Meal Preparation and has served as executive chef and sous chef for a variety of foodservice establishments. His mission is to train young chefs to reach their fullest potential.

Chef August is a member of Slow Food Austin. In 2011, he was the Tucson Taste of Chocolate Peoples Choice Winner.

He’s passionate about sustainability, gardening, restaurant management, financial control, and farm-to-table practices.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Proctor/Instructor
  • ServSafe® Administrator
  • ServSafe® Manager
  • ServSafe® Allergen Certified
  • 2011 People Choice Winner - Tucson Taste of Chocolate

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Owner - Healthnut Custom Meal Preparation
  • Executive Chef - North/Fox Restaurants
  • Executive Chef - Taverna/Lombardi Family Concepts
  • Executive Chef - Dakota Cafe
  • Executive Chef - Fioritos Italian
  • Sous Chef - Janos
  • Banquet Chef - The Grill at Hacienda del Sol


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree, The Culinary Institute of America

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