About Us

Farm-fresh Fare + Bustling Bar

The storied legacy of Deep Ellum lives on inside the historic walls of the Pittman Hotel, where Elm & Good offers quality farmhouse fare, adventurous cocktails in a charming, spirited atmosphere. See you soon.

Meet our CHEF


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Graham Dodds, Executive Chef

Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Dodds attributes his love for the culinary arts to his childhood experiences cooking with his grandmother from her garden on the border between England and Scotland and learning to bake a soufflé from his neighbor, a transplanted Swiss chef, when he was just 10 years old. Carrying the theme of travel and cuisine into adulthood, Dodds continued his culinary education by studying at the Koh Samui cooking school in Thailand and taking intensive pastry courses at Le Cordon Bleu in London. Beyond the classroom, Dodds’ experience comes from working in kitchens across Europe and the United States including London, Switzerland, Alaska, Massachusetts and Vermont. 

In 2005, Dodds returned to Texas and led the culinary programs at some of Dallas’ top restaurants. Since returning, Dodds has risen to the top of the culinary scene, earning awards and accolades such as “Best New Chef” from Dallas Observer, “Restaurant of the Year” from D Magazine, “Chef of the Year” from CultureMap Dallas in 2015, as well as “Restaurant of the Year” from Eater Dallas in 2016, among others. In 2018, Dodds joined forces with Epic Food & Beverage as their culinary director to help oversee and conceptualize six different outlets within The Statler Hotel.