Welcome to Who’s Who at TRACE, a series where we shine the spotlight on the wonderful team members who make our restaurant great. Today, meet our new Assistant Manager! Make sure to say hello to him (and possibly bring him some mozzarella sticks) the next time you’re dining with us.

Who’s Who at TRACE 


Name:   Derek
Position:   Assistant Manager

Where are you originally from? How long have you lived in Austin and what’s the best thing about living here?
I’m originally from San Francisco, I’ve lived in Austin for just about one month now.

How long have you worked at TRACE?
The whole time I’ve been in Austin – one month!

What are your favorite foods?
Burritos and mozzarella sticks.

What are your hobbies, interests, and passions?
Traveling, sports, being social and having fun with friends… and making money!

Drink of choice?
Cold beer and a neat bourbon or tequila.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would travel the whole world.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
All of them!

Which actor/celebrity would be cast to play you in a movie?
Nobody could live up to the role…

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
A minotaur. Does that count as an animal?