the chef


Chef Andrew Marc Savoie, a native New Yorker, began his culinary journey after graduating from Baltimore International College in 1997. Eager to begin his professional training under the direction of highly regarded chefs, Andrew headed south to New Orleans to work at Dominique’s at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in the historic French Quarter. Andrew knew from the moment he worked the line at Dominique’s that he had officially embarked upon his culinary career.

Andrew’s increasing respect and passion for fine food and dining excellence led him to a series of top-rated restaurants across America: Chef Patrick O’Connell’s famous Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, Chef Thomas Keller’s French bistro Bouchon in Yountville, California, Chef Rob Evans’ Hugo’s in Portland, Maine, and back to his New York roots where he worked under Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at his Three Michelin, Mobil five-star restaurant Jean Georges in Trump International Hotel & Tower.

After a move to Dallas, Andrew spent his time inspiring tomorrow’s chefs as Culinary Instructor at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas, where he earned awards and accolades from faculty and students. While developing and challenging young professionals, Andrew also achieved his MBA in Hospitality Management, not to mention embarking on family life with his wife Amy and their three amazing children.

Finding themselves in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas, without a taqueria in arm’s reach and with a lifetime of envisioning his own restaurant, Andrew was led to his newest inspiration, Resident Taqueria. Using his vast knowledge across many cuisines, Andrew looks forward to providing the community with fresh, intriguing, delicious food that is community-based, chef-inspired and family-friendly. “Tacos are a great vehicle to express various culinary techniques…all wrapped up in a fresh tortilla. I’m eager to invest in this neighborhood and create a new opportunity for people to find fresh delicious food, and an appealing new place to gather close to home.”