Broken Barrel

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Executive Chef and Owner

Hilda Ysusi

The culinary path was set early for Chef Hilda Ysusi, always with an eye to one day owning her own restaurant. Born in Mexico City, Ysusi pursued her culinary passions early, traveling to Switzerland in 2005 to study in a le Cordon Bleu sanctioned culinary and pastry program while still a teenager. Ysusi staged at Jean Georges and DB Bistro Modern in 2009 and received two degrees from the renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, in Baking and Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Wanting to expand her repertoire, Ysusi externed at series of diverse concepts: Bourbon Steakhouse, Nestle Professional and finally Sushi Maki, where she was hired on as a Corporate Chef in 2014.

Now Hilda brings her experience and passion to bear with her own concept, Broken Barrel based in The Woodlands, Texas at Hughes Landing. This restaurant and bar features shareable plates infused with global influences; a varied and extensive wine list; beers on tap; and a full bar with a gin-focused cocktail menu.

Hilda’s roots, plus her experience in a variety of different cuisines, has led to her modern yet classical style now seen in this vibrant new concept, Broken Barrel.

Restaurant and Wine Bar

Broken Barrel

Opened in February 2017, Broken Barrel is the lifelong dream of Executive Chef and owner Hilda Ysusi. Offering shareable small plates, fresh cheeses and charcuterie, a diverse wine list, a full bar menu with a focus on infused gin cocktails and a spectacular view of the lake, Broken Barrel is relaxed and unfussy, yet uncompromising in flavor and service. Broken Barrel is located at 1950 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 1900, (281-719-8542). For more information, follow on Instagram and Facebook at @brokenbarrelwoodlands.

Open 7 days a week:

  • Sunday from 11AM to 3PM
  • Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 10PM
  • Friday from 11AM to 11PM
  • Saturday from 11AM to 11PM