Chefs to Watch 2014: Ryan Pera, Colvitare Pizza & Garden and Revival Market, Houston

Jennifer Nalewicki

Every chef has that one memorable moment that changes the way he or she thinks about food. For Ryan Pera, executive chef/co-owner of Coltivare Pizza & Garden and Revival Market in Houston, that moment came with a handful of porcini mushrooms he purchased at a market in Tuscany while studying abroad.

As a broke college student trying to save money, Pera...