Cesar Gallegos, Executive Chef at Fort Worth’s premier downtown private events venue and offsite catering company, The Ashton Depot, brings immense talent, incredible culinary skills and an extensive background to the venue’s culinary experiences.


Known for bringing a distinctive flair to every dish with a focus on creating fresh, authentic cuisine colored by different international traditions, Gallegos says, “It’s in the details that real flavors come out. Your style is defined by the risks you take and the flavors you invent.” Chef Gallegos has been recognized at both the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction and the Texas legislator’s event for “Best Food and Chef Station.”


With more than 15 years of experience in upscale resort and hotel foodservice venues, Gallegos is well-equipped to delight guests at The Ashton Depot. His positions and responsibilities have varied throughout his years in the industry and Gallegos is committed to an outstanding fine-dining experience in any environment.

Gallegos previously held positions such as Executive Chef at the Luxe Stoneleigh Dallas Hotel & Spa and as Executive Chef at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Tex., where he excited patrons with his fresh ideas that communicated the importance of international flavors. His experience also includes positions with Barton Creek Resort & Spa and The Driskill Hotel in Austin.

Throughout his career, Gallegos has remained focused on upholding his family’s culinary traditions of age-old culinary customs and recipes that were preserved and taught, giving him an early appreciation for food and inspiring his career. While growing up in Alamogordo, NM, he attended his first cooking classes in high school, and in 2000, he graduated with a degree in culinary arts and food and beverage
management from the Texas Culinary Academy.

An alluring union of glamour and timeless style, The Ashton Depot is a legendary landmark set in Downtown Fort Worth. The original design of the historic building has been meticulously preserved through a multi-million dollar renovation. The Depot houses a full state of the art catering kitchen and the events company offers exceptional service and an upscale experience for any type of event either at the Depot or at an endless list of offsite locations including: Bass Hall, Artspace 111, T&P Train Station, Stonegate Mansion and private homes.