EAT & DRINK
"Incredible staff, food and sightseeing!"
Come enjoy our exotic meats and grilled delights!
Ox Ranch has two professional kitchens on site for redundancy purposes and to satisfy events greater than 500!
(kids menu available)
Meet our Chef
With a career spanning 28 years, Chef Kelly Daughety's culinary experience ranges from 5-star/5-diamond hotels, fine dining restaurants, catering, upscale retail grocers and the non-profit sector.
"I am a proud Texas native, born in Houston and raised in San Antonio from the age of 7. I graduated from Alamo Heights high school in 1994, attended Tarleton State University and graduated from culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Texas cuisine pioneers Bruce Auden (Restaurant Biga/Biga on the Banks) & Mark Bliss (Bliss) mentored my apprenticeship as a teenager. I interned at La Mansion del Rio hotel. Upon graduating two key experiences honed my craft, the first being in Philadelphia, PA at the Ritz-Carleton which taught me the foundations of service. Second, I developed restaurant and bar management experience as the General Manager/Innkeeper of The Society Hill Hotel. In Shreveport, LA, I was Executive Chef for the Fertitta family at Fertitta’s 6301 Restaurant where we received 4 Wine Spectator awards, 11 published reviews, participated with the American Culinary Federation, Chaine des Rotisseurs and had the pleasure of partnering with numerous wineries for signature vintner dinners. Including the Mondavi family for three vertical Opus One wine tasting dinners. As Executive Chef of HEB Central Market, I developed my business acumen and hosted the Hill Country Food & Wine Festival. As Executive Chef of Pampell’s Restaurant, I received 9 food reviews by Texas Monthly. Intermittently, I have contributed to 4 cookbooks.
Prior to joining the Ox Ranch team, I spent five years serving my Texan community in the non-profit sector at the San Antonio Food Bank. Working as a Nutrition Education chef, I had the pleasure of teaching over 15,000 seniors and children in underserved communities and even collaborating with Sesame Street puppeteers!
Most recently, the city of San Antonio selected me as a Chef Ambassador for UNESCO. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture. Being a chef ambassador allows me to showcase the confluence of cultures that makes our landscape unique.
Being the Executive Chef for Ox Ranch has opened my eyes to the majesty of nature and the adventures of a lifetime! Truly range to table cooking with a great respect and appreciation for the animals being harvested."