Would you believe that an aeronautics student could be featured in Paula Deen's Magazine? The customers and employees of Chef Point Café do. But, we know him as Franson Nwaeze. He originally came to the United States to study aeronautics, but food was his true destiny. Franson's passion for food stems from a bet a co-worker set when he came to America in 1986. The original bet was that Franson could not work in a restaurant for more than 2 weeks. Franson succeed when no one thought it would be possible. While working at the restaurant, he began studying the inner workings of the food preparation; from there he was hooked. He began his career as a chef, without what most would call formal training. He worked as an Executive chef shortly thereafter. Franson has worked in country clubs and many high end establishments such as Romano's Macaroni Grill.
Chef Point Cafe is the creation of Franson and Paula Nwaeze. The husband and wife team started looking for a way to open a restaurant in 2001, but most banks were skeptical about lending them start up capital because of their lack of experience and collateral. They discovered that they were much more likely to get financing to open a gas station and once they found a filling station under construction that came up for sale, they jumped at the opportunity.
In 2003, alongside his supporting wife, Paula, a full kitchen was added to the plans and he opened Chef Point Café. It is not your ordinary restaurant, the special attribute lies in the fact that the 5 star food Franson prepares is served in none other than an everyday gas station. The menu includes a cacophony of items, such as hamburgers and pizzas to Stuffed New York Strip and Rack of Lamb. Franson signature items are none other than What Nots, mushroom caps stuffed with three cheeses and baked in a savory garlic butter, and Bread Pudding in warm cognac sauce. Chef Nwaeze's cuisine quickly developed a loyal following and most of the convenience store transformed into the current Fort Worth landmark restaurant.
Chef Point Café is what Franson and Paula call their success. They come to work and smile and greet people with vigor and courteousness. Chef Point Café does catering in addition to their restaurant. The seats do fill up fast so call ahead and put your name on the waiting list.
Drop by for lunch or dinner and find out why this unique cafe has become renowned throughout the DFW Metroplex