Meet Austin's trailblazing youngest — and female — barbecue pitmaster
Barbecue has traditionally been a culinary realm dominated by men, but that never stopped Eliana Gutierrez.
Not only has she claimed the title of Austin's youngest pitmaster, but she's also blazed a trail for women in the industry.
Gutierrez began working at Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ in 2017 as a runner, diligently climbing her way up the food chain (sorry, we had to) with a combination of grit, determination, and a natural love of food.
Now she delights in the precise work of barbecue, while also introducing diners to the "Austin style" that includes salsa, guacamole, and a definite Tex-Mex flair.
Get to know Gutierrez through the video above, which was produced as part of Visible's new campaign highlighting Austinites who do things a little differently.
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Along with the campaign, Visible is donating $25,000 to I Live Here, I Give Here, a local nonprofit that connects Central Texans to local nonprofits and educates them on ways to give back to the community.
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