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CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & Kitchen Adds New Chef, Live Music, Revamped Handcrafted Menu, Delivery Options

Something new is cooking at CT Provisions in McKinney. Acclaimed Chef Noah Hester has taken the reins as the restaurant’s culinary inspiration and partner. Chef Noah recently was named one of the country’s top culinary talents for the second time by “Best Chefs America.” This prestigious honor recognizes the most brilliant cooks in the country.

“McKinney is lucky to have a chef at his level,” states Steven Terry, CT Provisions owner and general manager. “Chef Noah is fantastic. His creations take us to a new level.”

Noah was born in Austin before moving to Hawaii. Growing up on the Kohala Coast, he says he discovered his love for Pacific Rim flavors at a young age. He was influenced by Alan Wong, one of Hawaii’s first chefs to specialize in Hawaii's Regional Cuisine. He spent his early years working in Big Island restaurants before moving to Nashville to reconnect with his Southern roots. Once stateside, he blended his love of Southern hospitality with the aloha spirit.

Noah is also the brand manager for Bradshaw Bourbon, and creates his own collection of hot sauces.

This chef adds fun and flair to CT Provisions redesigned food menu. New menu items include rabbit cassoulet and Texas quail. His unique menu features locally sourced ingredients and food offerings.

Steven states “under Chef Noah, product perfection and execution are superb. Customers witness great presentation and flair in every dish.”

Steven also is delving into the live music scene at CT Provisions, with a focus on original artists. “We have started booking live music including jazz nights and nationally known singer-songwriters. The addition of live music is a perfect addition to a prohibition style restaurant and cocktail parlor.”

The CT Provisions team also brought on a new web platform called Popmenu. This platform enables CT Provisions to offer delivery and pickup exclusively through their website. This allows them to have direct control over the handling of their products to ensure the same high-quality a customer experiences in-house. This includes a full dinner, cocktail and wine menu. 

The restaurant still features an incredible handcrafted cocktail program. From an extensive whisky menu to fine wines and carefully crafted drinks that complement each dish, customers indicate the menu behind the bar is remarkable. 

Steven says CT Provisions strives to be just a little different from other restaurants. It has paid off. The restaurant recently won Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Steak Restaurant in the 2022 Star Local Media Readers’ Choice Best of McKinney contest. Timeless. Tasty. Enjoy. 


CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & Kitchen highlights an Aperitif and Oyster hour Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-5 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Dinner is served Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-10 p.m., and Saturdays 5-10 p.m. Sunday brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Reservations are recommended and can be made through the restaurant’s website or via telephone. Customers can join CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & Kitchen VIP program online to receive updates on exclusive events, secret menus, loyalty rewards, special offers and discounts. 

CT Provisions also is available for private events. 

  • Chef Noah Hester