Chef Roman Murphy is the Executive Chef of forthcoming restaurant, Dea, by the team behind Shinsei and Lover’s Seafood and Market (where he currently resides as the EC).

Chef Murphy comes from Austin, TX where he was a chef for 10 years and worked at some of the city’s best restaurants such as Congress, 2nd Bar + Kitchen, Peche, and Jeffrey’s. In 2015 he was named one of Zagat Austin’s 30 Under 30: Rockstars Redefining the Industry while at the helm of Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro.

As a recent transplant to Dallas, Chef Murphy is looking forward to opening Dea this fall, which will focus on premium steaks, pastas made in-house, and coastal Italian/Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Murphy has over 5 years of experience making fresh pasta and pizzas as the former Executive Chef of North Italia in both of its Austin locations, and he is excited to share this experience with the staff and clients at Dea.