Chef Point Cafe Calls On Fans To Vote In Contest

WATAUGA, TX, May 12, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — The premier dining establishment in the Watauga/Ft. Worth area is getting bigger and better. Chef Point Cafe recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to signal the start of their restaurant expansion project. When the expansion is finished this area icon will double its seating capacity as well as include a full-service bar. While expansion is happening the restaurant will remain open and continue to serve its legion of loyal customers.

During the groundbreaking festivities local celebrities chose their favorite new dish to kick off a “fan-participation contest”. Each month from May through August one of these new dishes will be featured at Chef Point Cafe and restaurant fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite. The winner of the voting will be selected at the end of August as the new signature dish for this wonderful family restaurant. Chef Franson and his wife Paula Nwaeze are excited about this contest. As Paula explains, “We think this is a fun way to get the community involved during this expansion period. They have been so good about supporting us in the past and we wanted to use this contest as a way of saying thanks for all your support.”

The contest dishes and the judges who chose them are:
– May features Cowboy Comfort (Veal Osso Buco), selected by Michael Downs, former Dallas Cowboy
– June features Heavenly Duck (Half Duck with Plum Sauce), selected by Dr. Bobby Herrell, pastor
– July features JD Licious Mousse (Chocolate Mousse), selected by J.D. Ryan, tv and radio personality
– August features Duck Lamond (Half Duck with Plum Sauce), selected by Andre Johnson, author

To vote for your favorite dish go to and cast your vote. Each month the dish for that month will be featured on the Specials board within the restaurant, so stop on by and give your taste buds a treat.

ABOUT CHEF POINT CAFE: Chef Franson and Paula Merrell opened Chef Point Cafe in 2003 in a former gas station. Word quickly spread through the media and word of mouth that fine cuisine on a family budget could be had at this unique family restaurant.

Chef Franson came to the United States from Nigeria in 1981. With no formal culinary training he worked his way up through the restaurant business until finally taking the plunge and opening Chef Point Cafe. Paula Merrell worked in the financial service industry for eighteen years before leaving that career to devote full-time attention to the new restaurant. Together they have built a five-star eatery within a gas station that has been called, “the best family restaurant in Ft. Worth.”

Located at 5901 Watauga Rd. in Watauga, the Chef Point Cafe also offers
Catering and take- out in addition to the best food one can imagine. Visit their website at and find out why Ft. Worth area locals consider this a must-dining experience.


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