2017 Austin - San Antonio Rising Star Chef Damien Brockway of P6 at the Line ATX

2017 Austin - San Antonio Rising Star Chef Damien Brockway of P6 at the Line ATX
November 2017

A native of northwest Connecticut, Damien Brockway began cooking in high school at a local restaurant, Yellow Victorian. The chef there encouraged him to attend culinary school, so he set out for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. While attending school, Brockway secured a stage at David Burke’s Park Avenue Café in New York City.

After completing his studies, he took up leadership positions at The Old Inn on the Green in western Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains. Next, he moved to Boston to gain formative experience at Rising Stars alum Gabriel Bremmer’s Salts and Ken Oringer’s Clio. He then joined Oringer protégé and
Rising Stars alum Chris Chung at AKA Bistro just outside Beantown. Brockway wanted to experience elite kitchens on the West Coast, so he moved to San Francisco where he worked for three years in a number of kitchens, most notably at One Market led by Rising Stars alum Mark Dommen.

Now, Brockway has found a culinary home in Austin. When he arrived, Brockway secured a post at Tyson Cole’s Uchiko before joining the team at Counter 3. Five. VII., first as chef de cuisine and later as executive chef––a position he recently departed. There, Brockway delivered one of the city’s most spectacular tasting menus with the ease of a chef who has found his voice. With his batteries recharged, Brockway will return to the Austin restaurant scene with a new project: P6 at the LINE ATX Hotel.