Executive chef Lawrence Kocurek has started filling out his team for the forthcoming Counter 3 Five VII (315 Congress Ave.). The small restaurant, owned by Eric Earthman, announced today that it has hired Jason Huerta as sommelier, Allison Welsh as floor manager, and Damien Brockway as chef de cuisine.
Huerta, who won TEXSOM’s Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition in 2010 and is a Level III sommelier, most recently served as a sommelier at Pappas Brothers Steakhouse in Dallas. Welsh has previously worked as GM of Arro in downtown Austin, and Brockway’s resume includes time at Qui and as chef de cuisine at Uchiko.
Counter 3 Five VII will feature a 26-seat chef’s counter and offer diners the options of several multi-course meals (hence the name).