Irish Pub Adds the Round Rock Restaurateur, Bringing Decades of Locally Sourced Dining Experience to Role as General Manager and Executive Chef
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2023
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery, an Irish gastropub operated by RS3 Strategic Hospitality in Round Rock, is thrilled to announce the addition of Rob Snow as General Manager and Executive Chef. Chef Snow previously owned and operated the Round Rock favorite diner Greenhouse Craft Food and brings more than two decades of experience crafting locally sourced, farm-to-table fare in Austin.
“Being part of the Round Rock community has been the best part of owning a business here,” said Chef Snow. “I am very excited to continue as part of what makes Round Rock special at another unique place like Cork and Barrel.”
Chef Snow opened Greenhouse Craft Food in 2013, and in the 10 years that followed, it became a local favorite for diners in Round Rock, Georgetown and Taylor, offering a variety of signature dishes made from locally grown ingredients. In 2014, Chef Snow opened The Scarlet Rabbit as a side project to bring diners to downtown Round Rock, and in 2016, Greenhouse partnered with RS3 and the Round Rock Express to operate a full-service restaurant in the Intel Club at Dell Diamond.
Prior to striking out on his own in 2013, Chef Snow was the chef at Austin’s Mansion at Judges’ Hill (now known as Hotel Ella) along with stints at Fore (Lakeway), Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (Austin), and FIX at The Bellagio (Las Vegas). Local, simple food with big flavors is the order of the day when sitting down at one of his establishments.
“Chef Snow’s ability to build community with his culinary talent is a perfect match for the experience we’ve created at Cork & Barrel,” said Jay Kudla, Cork & Barrel Co-Owner and President of RS3 Strategic Hospitality. “We look forward to combining Chef Snow’s culinary successes in Round Rock with the award-winning Cork & Barrel Pub.”
Recognized by “Best of Round Rock,” Cork & Barrel was named Best New Business in 2021 and Best Live Entertainment in 2022. Utilizing traditional Irish building methods, the design and architecture of Cork & Barrel was awarded top prize in retail development at Austin Business Journal’s 2022 Commercial Real Estate Awards.
Chef Snow’s culinary artistry will be on display at Cork & Barrel’s Easter Grand Buffet on Sunday, April 9. Reservations for the holiday brunch buffet are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include a free egg hunt for kids as well as mimosa and sangria specials for adults. The Easter Grand Buffet is $45 per person ($20 for kids under 12) and includes a prime rib carving station, spring vegetable frittata, a waffle bar and more. Follow Cork & Barrel on Facebook and Instagram to view the full menu and stay up-to-date on other seasonal offerings.
About Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery
Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery is a gastropub where Irish flair meets Texas fare. An authentic Irish pub experience, Cork & Barrel features a proprietary scratch menu, a signature mixology and wine program, and one of the best outdoor experiences Central Texas has to offer. Cork & Barrel is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The pub is located at 4000 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665. For more information, visit corkandbarrelpub.com. Follow Cork & Barrel on Instagram at @corkbarrelpub and like them on Facebook at @CorkBarrelATX.
About RS3 Strategic Hospitality
RS3 Strategic Hospitality is a premier food & beverage provider committed to delivering unexpected +1 hospitality that creates memorable experiences and lasting impressions in partnership with its expanding list of world-class venues. Led by a primary ownership group that includes Nolan Ryan and his sons Reid (CEO) and Reese, and Houston businessman Don Sanders and his sons, Bret and Brad, RS3 Strategic Hospitality provides services for Dell Diamond and United Heritage Center (Round Rock, TX), Choctaw Stadium (Arlington, TX), Comerica Center and Riders Field (Frisco, TX), Blue Wahoos Stadium (Pensacola, FL), H-E-B Center (Cedar Park, TX), Rodeo Austin, Jimmy Clay Golf Course and Roy Kizer Golf Course (Austin, TX), and the All American Cup tennis tournament in San Antonio, as well as various consulting services for countless other venues.
For more information on RS3 Strategic Hospitality, visit rs3culinary.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram (@RS3StrategicHospitality) and Twitter (@RS3Hospitality).