Chef DAT

Underground Dinners | Culinary Consulting |Private Events

Dallas | Belize | Colorado | Louisiana | California

(504) 383-5435

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Chef David Anthony Temple


In Home Dining Experience

We come to your home and deliver a fun interactive dining experience for you and your friends. Starting at $75/person


Custom Menus

We create each menu to reflect to needs and wants of each guest. We work with wine pairings, dietary restrictions, and food allergies of any kind. Let us create a custom menu for your next event.


Years of Experience and Reviews


"Named one of the top 5 chefs in DFW changing the culinary scene"  CBS News

"The pioneer of Underground Dinners in DFW"

Dallas Morning News

"The undisputed king of the underground movement in the country" - Crave DFW

"Named #5 of the Top 20 things to do in Dallas" 

Dallas Modern Luxury

Who DAT?


Chef David Anthony Temple is famously known for his Chef DAT Underground Dinners in the United States and Belize. You can taste the influence of his Southern, Soul Food flare in the dishes he creates.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, DAT always had an eye for cooking. From ages 4 to 12, DAT grew up on farms in Amelia, Virginia, where he raised chickens and explored the flavors of the local meats and produce. These pivotal years introduced him to a farm-to-table way of life early on. After graduating high school in Doyline, Louisiana, in 2001 DAT moved to Dallas, working as a Trainer of bartenders and servers at many top dining establishments (The Mercury, McCormick and Schmick's, The Foundation Room at House of Blues, Charlie Palmers at The Joule Hotel, Aurora, and Nosh) . DAT spent the next few years traveling and immersing himself in the kitchens across the United States and then went back home to Louisiana to freshen up his skills and palate.

In 2009, he created the Chef DAT Underground Dinners in Dallas, with the help of legendary farmer Tom Spicer. The wildly popular pop-up dinners allowed DAT to quickly expand the concept to New Orleans, Houston, Colorado, San Francisco, Portland, Honolulu, and Belize.

Currently Chef David Anthony Temple is building an Empire of Seasonal Dining focused in 

Dallas, TX, San Pedro, Belize & Pagosa Springs, CO

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Dallas, Texas, United States

Email: Text: (214) 714-0892 Phone: (504) 383-5435 Chef DAT LTD San Pedro, Belize, Central America Call: +1(504) 383-5435