Stewart R.W. Scruggs, owner. A native of Austin, Stewart Scruggs graduated from The Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York, and has worked for The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, and Stephan Pyles in Dallas. From 1991 to 1996, Scruggs was Chef/Co-Owner of Zoot Restaurant in Austin, garnering praise from The London Times to The Austin American Statesman. From 1999 to 2001, he was Executive Chef at Brio Vista in Austin. Scruggs and partner Mark Paul opened Wink Restaurant in 2001 to wide acclaim, followed by the acquisition of Zoot in 2003. He is a member of the Board of Directors for The Hill Country Food and Wine Festival, and co-founder of The Red Ribbon Dinner Series benefiting AIDS Services of Austin.