A VertsKebap döner kebap. (Credit: Jay Yanner AMERICAN–STATESMAN)

Chef Jason Donoho has departed the Alamo Drafthouse to join locally-based fast-casual operation VertsKebap as executive chef and culinary director. Donoho, who has also worked at Fino and Asti Trattoria, recently helped revamp the Drafthouse menu.

“After meeting Michael and Dominik and hearing their vision, I knew that joining Verts was an incredible opportunity to spearhead culinary development for an expanding, progressive fast-casual brand,” Donoho said. “I am excited to get into the kitchen and start developing new items that complement the existing VertsKebap menu guests have come to love.”

Donoho will use a new test kitchen at the original VertsKebap at 2530 Guadalupe St. to “refine existing menu options and create chef-inspired entrees, sides, sauces and more,” according to a release. The release add that “guests will be able to taste new items Donoho creates before they are added to all VertsKebap restaurant menus.”


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