Chef Larry Delgado 2014 house. wine. & bistro. Chef Larry Delgado’s love of cooking came at a very young age. By the age of 6, he was learning to prepare family meals under the watchful eye of his mother Noelia. His career began to take shape with his first kitchen job at 16 years of age. Chef Larry worked briefly as a migrant farmworker shortly thereafter where his love of food cultivated into a passion that prompted him to pursue a future as a restaurateur. Trained in the Houston, Dallas, and Austin, TX., Chef Larry Delgado took his passion for locally sourced, refined cuisine, back home to the Rio Grande Valley. In October of 2008 Chef Larry and wife Jessica Delgado opened house.wine. and bistro. in McAllen,TX. Following their success of house. wine. and bistro., the couple opened SALT New American Table in December 2013 creating a platform where cultural cuisine meets regional sourcing. It is Chef Larry’s firm belief that the best ingredients are perfected by nature and Natures’ perfect flavors should be accentuated with a delicate touch and thus, he dedicates time to provide cooking demonstrations at local farmer’s markets. Chef Larry Delgado’s commitment to excellence has led to recognition by SBA as 2013 small business person of the year, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Top 5 Small Businesses of the year.