Omar Flores was introduced into the culinary world at a young age. His father was a restaurant owner, so Omar started helping him in the kitchen as soon as he could hold a knife. When it came to college, Omar attended New Mexico State University and studied hotel & restaurant management. After college he moved to New York to attend the Culinary Institute Of America. Upon graduation, he staged at several restaurants around the country before finally settling in Dallas Texas as Executive Sous Chef at Abacus Restaurant. Omar won “Rising Star Chef in Dallas 2008”, while also taking the West Coast Recipe contest in 2009.
At Whistle Britches, Omar is all about chicken. Opened in 2016, Omar had one thing in mind – serve the tastiest, juiciest and crunchiest bird in town. The pickle brined bird, farm-fresh ingredients, and soulful cooking leave guests wanting more. The scratch kitchen is always baking fresh buttermilk biscuits and some of the best chicken sandwiches in town. Couple all that with a great local craft beer selection and inventive cocktails, and you soon realize why Omar and his team came up with the name Whistle Britches.