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Austin, Texas

Ian Thurwachter


Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Krystal Craig & Chef Ian Thurwachter are local Austinites and co-owners of Intero Restaurant. Each self-taught in their specialties, the duo built their careers working for a number of the City’s top establishments. Seeking to share their mutual admiration of Italian cuisine, naturally paired with promoting their belief in sustainability, the duo combined their experience in savory and sweet to found Intero restaurant together in 2018.

Austin born and raised, Ian Thurwachter is the Executive Chef & Co-Owner of Intero Restaurant. Following his time as a Chef for some of the city’s best institutions, Ian sought to bring forth the enthusiasm for Italian cuisine, whole animal butchery and sustainable cooking practices he developed in building his career to open Intero in 2018 with Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Krystal Craig.  Ian’s original inspiration in the culinary world derived from working alongside his dad growing up on learning to make various cuisines while watching PBS culinary shows and creatively working with his hands on carpentry projects.

Intero exclusively feature local meats and produce from ranches and farms across texas. Our menu continually changes, both seasonally based on available ingredients, and due to the varying yields of protein cuts we procure moving through a whole animal we butcher in-house. Creativity in using every part of an ingredient is what drives us. By supporting local producers, we reinvest in the local economy.  We know we’re making an impact because we see the farmers and ranchers we work with continue to grow and prosper. Additionally we do our best to promote who we work with, why, and the importance of that to our guests. We hope through continued support from Intero and restaurants like us, local farms and ranches will become more commonplace and sought after by everyone to purchase from.