Jon Buchanan, newly appointed executive chef of Trevisio Restaurant in the Texas Medical Center, has distinguished himself in his fifteen-plus years in the culinary profession as one of the most exciting up-and-coming chefs in Houston. A native Texan, Buchanan received his culinary credentials from the well-regarded Art Institute of Houston Culinary Program, and honed his skills in some of the best restaurant kitchens in the city.Buchanan didnâ€™t realize his chefâ€™s calling until shortly after completing a three-year stint in the military. Undecided about a new career, he planned to take it easy visiting his brother in Houston. But things changed quickly.â€œMy brother didnâ€™t like seeing me hanging around after I got out of the Air Force. He told me to show up at the bakery and cafÃ© where he was the manager, and he would find something for me to do. He put me in the kitchen working as a prep cook. I had never even been in a professional kitchen in my life and I didnâ€™t know what in the world my brother was thinking,â€ says the now-seasoned executive chef. Buchanan quickly realized that the culinary world would be his calling. â€œRight away, I liked the atmosphere in the kitchen. I picked up the skills quickly and, before I realized it, I was hooked. I jumped in with both feet and decided to hone my skills at Houstonâ€™s best restaurants.â€The now-tenured chef is enjoying his new position as head of the busy kitchen at Trevisio. â€œThis is a very difficult profession because it is physically demanding and at the same time artistically challenging,â€ he says. â€œBut being able to create new dishes, run my own kitchen, pull together a staff that Iâ€™m proud of, itâ€™s definitely rewarding.â€ he states.Trevisio wine list received the Award of Distinction 2005 from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Trevisio received the award of excellence from wine spectator magazine for 2006. Trevisio wine list voted top ten in Houston by My Table Magazine 20.