Antoine Ware

Houston, TX
Harold's Restaurant, Bar & Terrace

From a young boy, Ware knew he wanted to be a chef someday, so after attending Delgado Culinary School in his hometown of New Orleans, Ware went on to work his way up in prestigious restaurants such as Royal Sonesta, Chateau Sonesta, Bacco Bistro and Mr. B’s Bistro.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Ware relocated to Houston and went to work with Chris Shepherd, the chef of Catalan Restaurant, and later served as chef at The Hay Merchant, launching its first menu, as well as The Federal Grill.

In 2013 Alli Jarrett tapped Antoine Ware to be the Executive Chef at Harold’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace, located in the heart of the Heights on 19th Street.  Formerly known for its fine clothing, Harold’s now is a unique place where delicious southern cuisine is created, with a creole flare, sourcing vegetables and meats from 14 local farmers. Ware strongly values developing and maintaining relationships with farm vendors, making it possible to use farm-fresh local ingredients in every dish. In addition to leading the culinary team at Harold’s, Ware oversees Harold’s Tap Room located on the first level of the 98-year-old building.

Ware’s hobbies include reading, fitness and the love of all New Orleans sports teams. Ware has two daughters, Ashley and Avis and he enjoys the opportunity to showcase his culinary talents while adding to the neighborhood charm of The Heights.