David King | Chef

David is Txikiteo’s manager/cook; in his words, he helps with the day-to-day operations, and helps plan and prepare the menus. In our words, he’s responsible for creating the dishes that use locally-sourced ingredients with an integrity of flavor, creativity, and quality. He’s been cooking since he was nineteen, from New York to Portland, and landed in Boise with his beautiful wife, hilarious son (we’ve met him; he’s also charming), and two dogs, lured by the inexpensive housing and quality of life.

David came to Txikiteo via the Modern, where he was chef. “I love the culture that’s been created over there; and I wanted to be a part of spreading that to a new establishment.”

He does this mostly out of view, and can be found most days either tucked away in the kitchen or conferring with Catering Director Dan Ansotegui and Beverage Director Stuart Mitton on wine pairings, new menu items, and Txikiteo’s overall management.

David mourns the passing of his favorite food, an “extinct” loose-meat sandwich from the now-closed Tastee Inn in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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