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Camden Stuerzenberger has taken over as executive chef at Bess Bistro on Pecan, the French and Cajun-influenced restaurant owned by actress Sandra Bullock.
He replaces Mizael Saucedo, who left in April. Stuerzenberger has been the executive chef for another of Bullock’s enterprises, Walton’s Fancy and Staple. He’ll continue in that role at Walton’s as well. He trained at the Texas Culinary Academy (now Le Cordon Bleu) and has worked at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and the Oasis. Stuerzenberger will keep Bess standards such as Creole Shrimp Bess and smoked bacon mussels and add more seafood choices, a spokesperson said. He’ll be assisted by sous-chef Janelle Reynolds. They’ll draw from the talents of Walton’s pastry chef Sandi Reinlie, who’ll be crafting Bess’s dessert menu, and by Walton’s baker Dawn Paulson, who’ll continue baking the breads served at Bess (500 W. Sixth St. 477-2377, www.bessbistro.com).
Executive chef Camden Stuerzenberger and sous-chef Janelle Reynolds will lead the food team at Bess Bistro on Pecan.