Bruce Auden, born in North London, has a classical background in the culinary arts. At the age of 17, he moved to the United States to begin a career that has since garnered national recognition: Auden was named one of the “Ten Best New Chefs in America” in Food and Wine magazine, his restaurant Biga earned a coveted spot on Esquire magazine’s “Best Bars and Restaurants” list and was also inducted into Nation’s Restaurant News “Fine Dining Hall of Fame.” A five-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southwest, Auden remains one of Texas’ culinary stars. With ten year’s of award-winning service at Biga, Auden looked for a new venue to expand his culinary creativity. “Where we are located (the Riverwalk), we are very driven by what’s going on downtown,” said Auden. “We wanted a different market, very local.” With his partners, Auden created Auden’s Kitchen, a casually spirited dining destination in San Antonio’s growing northern community of Stone Oak.