About Ferrell Alvarez

In December of 2013, Chef Alvarez opened his own restaurant, Rooster and the Till with long time friend and business partner, Ty Rodriguez. R&tT is a 70 seat Modern American restaurant focusing on the best ingredients from nearby farms and gardens and preparing them with integrity, proper technique and lots of love. Just in first 10 months of being open, Rooster & the Till had earned both Best New Restaurant and Best Chef from Creative Loafing and Best New Restaurant from Florida Trend Magazine. Since, Chef has received a 2017 James Beard Best Chef South nomination, hosted guest chefs like Lincoln Carson to Eduardo Jordan and all the while building a second concept, Nebraska Mini Mart.

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"All of our dishes from last night. What a great dinner. Very fortunate to have met new friends in RVA and to work with a badass lady crew ( +Mike lol) thank you for letting me into your home and also taking over the playlist. Much love to you all."
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"Brought that Florida citrus life to Richmond last night with this dessert for @brittanny_anderson dinner seris at Chair Lift... .. olive oil chiffon . marzipan gelato . cured honeybells . navel peel powder . dehydrated clementine . milk crumb . muscovado horchata...."
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"More secrets from our tasting menu.. 5th course tonight: cheese course; Pancetta fat & crispy pancetta comté popover | Champignon | apricot pine nut jam | walnut dust"
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"This weekend's experience was on another level. Quite possibly the best collaboration I've ever been a part of. Everyone involved could not have been a better blend of friends and family that worked so hard to make it come to life. Thank you for the opportunity, I could not be more humbled...#thechefexperiment"
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"Blackberries are taking a warm vanilla bean bath and duck skin is crazy crispy!!! We're all set and ready to go!!! Tomorrow me and @mymustache take our show on the road to cook a 10 courser with @maximillianpetty and @brittanny_anderson in ATL!!!! @dloveatl is the consummate hostess and I can't wait to spend the weekend eating, drinking and cooking together....... #constantprogression #roosterandthetill #tampabayeats #CLfood #tampabayeatsout #tbeatsout #seminoleheights #rollwithus #chefsroll #truecooks #cheflife #thrillist #foodandwine #jbf #condenast #food #foodies #thatssotampa #foodie #forkyeah #fwbnc #beardfoundation #chefsofinstagram #fuckthatsdelicious #foodporn"
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