Lance McWhorter is the Executive Chef & Owner of Culture ETX in Tyler, TX. During his service in the US Army, US Navy, as well as a high threat security contractor in the Middle East, he traveled to over 40 different countries, and has used that exposure to so many different cultures and cuisines to nurture his true passion, cooking.
After his military and security service in Iraq he helmed several restaurants before landing back in his hometown of Dallas where he had the opportunity to learn from some of the best chefs in the game at such legendary locations as FT33, and Macellaio, and hosting some incredible pop ups at local favorites such as Petra and the Beast, and Taco y Vino.
You may recognize Lance as the winner of the Texas Bucket List's "Bite of the Season" for 2021, the Dallas stop and reigning ‘Prince of Pork’ of the prestigious fine dining, heritage breed pork cooking extravaganza ‘Cochon 555,’ as well as from such shows as Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ and in the headlines for attending some of the nation's best culinary events. He lives in Tyler with his professional Barbecue Pitmaster wife Bailey and their two dogs Rio and Dookie.