Terry was born in Ft Worth Texas in 1966. He was fascinated, while very young by live fire, Chuck-Wagon style cooking, watching his Uncle Guy Goen, (a famous West Texas chuck-wagon cook in his own day), as he would prepare large feeds in traditional caste iron style. Also Chandler’s Father, JD, at a young age taught Terry his grilling secrets and by the time Terry was 12 or so, he was grilling the family’s steaks.
Around about this time, Momma Gari and JD bought Fred’s Café, then Kens Café. And so started the gears of fate, as Terry would evolve, through his rich life experiences, into the “Outlaw Chef”.