Trey Chapman was part of the food and beverage industry before he was even born. The Chapman family had been in the restaurant business for 60 years when Trey was only an infant.
Trey’s family opened their first restaurant in 1905, named “Lacy’s” in Lake Worth, Texas. While the restaurant opened, they continued the family farming and ranching business in Texas. The Chapmans were operating a farm-to-table restaurant back when farm-to-table was the only way you could operate. They had several restaurant concepts and opened Quality Meat and Provisions Company in 1938, in Fort Worth.
They processed the beef to make steaks, hamburgers, and all kinds of assorted beef products for different restaurants, gambling halls, nightclubs, speak-easies, schools, colleges, local cafes, and markets. In 1955, Trey’s dad-Barney started building new restaurants and purchasing old ones to merge with Chapman’s already growing restaurant portfolio.
In the 70s, once he was old enough, Trey worked at the meat company and different family restaurants and from there he continued to excel in this business, chipping in and lending a hand wherever he could, open and eager to learn about everything and anything as he went.
Nowadays, Trey is the proud creator of Treys Chow Down a food and drink site, where people worldwide can enjoy reviews, pictures, videos, and recommendations from Trey himself. Through Trey’s Chow Down, Mr. Chapman created a community and a safe space for all people interested in the food and beverage industry who want to continue down a path related to any of Trey’s Chow Down segments, or are just somebody who enjoys and appreciates good food!