In 2010, we started to roam the streets of Austin in our food truck, serving Asian and Southern inspired tacos and sliders. Over the past six years, we have continued to grow our business, turning into a multi-truck operation and full service catering business. Recently, we opened our first brick and mortar location at 5520 Burnet Rd, expanding on the flavors Austinites have grown to love. We live to eat, not eat to live. We believe in casual dining experiences with a focus on ambience, quality service and great tasting food. The neighborhood dining experience is about to #getpeached.
Eric Silverstein, Founder
The Peached Tortilla was founded by Eric Silverstein, a former litigator who decided to pursue a different career path and marry his passions of food and business. Eric was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he was heavily influenced by Japanese, Chinese and Malaysian cuisine. At the age of ten, Eric moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was introduced to traditional Southern cuisine. These divergent flavors and cuisines serve as the backdrop for The Peached Tortilla’s menu. In 2012, Restaurant Hospitality recognized Eric as one of the new “Stars of Street Food.” He is featured on the Chefsfeed Application for Austin, TX and was recently named one of the top 30 Up and Coming Chefs in America by Plate Magazine.
Email Eric | 512.222.8781
Tess Wallerstedt, Dir. of Business Development, Catering & Events
As our resident wedding and event guru, Tess joined The Peached Tortilla team with a wealth of knowledge & experience in wedding & event planning. Hailing from One World Theatre, one of Austin’s premiere luxury wedding & event venues, Tess has been able to combine her love for details and passion for delicious food – making The Peached Tortilla a perfect fit. Tess strives to ensure every client receives top tier service, while providing an experience to remember for you and your guests. When she’s not creating seamless celebrations, Tess can be found enjoying the sun at Town Lake with her rescued pit bull, Drew.
Email Tess | 512.222.8781
Gilberto Solis, General Manager
Gilberto joined The Peached Tortilla family in April 2013 and is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas. He comes from years within the restaurant industry, working at restaurants as a kid in his hometown of Juarez, Mexico. You have likely seen him greet you at one of our trucks, where he first got his start at the company. On his off time, he enjoys fishing and the outdoors with his coworkers and friends.
Email Gilberto | 512.330.4439
Kevin Kok, Bar Manager
Kevin was born in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. in 1998 with his family seeking a better life and opportunity, becoming a naturalized citizen in 2004. He attended the University of Oregon and received a B.S. in Economics with a focus in Mathematics in 2011. During college he started working as a bartender and fell in love with the art of mixology. Kevin started a career in bar and restaurant management in his early 20’s and came to Austin to be part of the vibrant and growing restaurant scene. In December 2014 he joined the Peached Tortilla as Bar Manager and has reveled in the challenge of building a brand new bar and restaurant from the start.
Email Kevin | 512.330.4439
Kristine Silverstein, Head of Digital Media & Marketing
Kristine is The Peached Tortilla’s web designer and digital content manager. She has a passion for smart design, artistic photography, and good food! She designed and developed this website and continues to maintain it with up-to-date information. She is also the girl behind the camera taking pictures of all things Peached and sharing them via our social media feeds.
Email Kristine | 512.913.0319