Rathbun’s Blue Plate Special Continues to Enhance Its MenuBy Introducing Heart-Healthy Lunch Items and $10 Menu Choices.


Come to Kent Rathbun’s Blue Plate Special and taste the heart-healthy items that provide exceptional taste along with health benefits.

With the use of simple ingredients, Chef Kent Rathbun has created heart-healthy menu items including, Grilled Chicken Breast with Portobello Mushrooms, Ricotta, Rosemary Olive Oil and Mache Salad; Salmon Burger; Heirloom Tomato Dallas Mozzarella Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing; Tassione Farm Field Green Salad with Roasted Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette; Grilled Chicken Breast with California Avocado, Paula’s Cottage Cheese and Avocado Yogurt; and Shrimp, Crab and Lobster “Coleslaw” with Cilantro-Lime Dressing. All heart-healthy menu items are designated by a red heart.

Kent Rathbun’s Blue Plate Special has also added new $10 menu items on their lunch menu. Enjoy Carr Valley Mammoth Cheddar Grilled Cheese, Chef’s Choice Taco Plate of the Day, Salmon Burger and Grilled Flatbread and Hummus with Feta Cheese. While you are there, don’t miss the 11 to 7 happy hour.

Enjoy Carr Valley Mammoth Cheddar Grilled Cheese, Chef’s Choice Taco Plate of the Day, Salmon Burger and Grilled Flatbread and Hummus with Feta Cheese. While you are there, don’t miss the 11 to 7 happy hour (only if you do not have to go back to work!).

All Day Barbeque

Don’t miss the all day barbecue at Blue Plate Special: Lunch is $11.99 and Dinner is $13.99. Featuring three different choices of smoked meats prepared with one of Kent’s signature blend of flavors from the Kent Rathbun Elements line of products (Ancho Chili Barbecue Sauce and Rathbun’s Family Rub). You can choose a meat or combination platter served with choice of one side item, homemade bread and butter pickles, cornbread sticks and Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen’s specialty jams.

Rathbun is Smokin’

kentCheck out Chef Kent Rathbun’s new line of products: KENT RATHBUN ELEMENTS. They are available at Central Market and online at  www.kentrathbunstore.com.

Restaurant creator, James Beard-nominated chef and “Iron Chef America” winner Kent Rathbun brings his signature blend of flavors to the home cook. And the only store where you’ll find the line is Central Market!

Get instruction on Grilling the Perfect Steak and How to Saute a Fish from the master – check his tour schedule here! And get inspired by recipes from Kent on how to use his new Ancho Chile, Honey Teriyaki and Texas Peach Barbecue sauces.

Chef Rathbun’s “Thrill of the Grill” event has gained so much popularity it will be held for two full weeks for the first time this year. The dates are April 23 through May 2, with most of the activities taking place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

More Information on Kent Rathbun Elements

Having created some of the nation’s most talked about restaurant concepts, the James Beard-nominated chef and “Iron Chef America” winner brings his signature blend of flavors into your home with a total of 11 wet and dry products.

When channels like the Food Network drew attention to the culinary world, the term Celebrity Chef enabled myself and many others to not only be accomplished in the kitchen but to succeed in many other areas of business, including book deals, cooking shows and of course, product lines,” said Kent Rathbun. “It was an extremely long process to launch Kent Rathbun Elements because I wanted to be 100% confident and comfortable with what was in each jar and ultimately, on the household table. I am thrilled to be offering some of my favorite recipes to the experienced and beginner chefs and am honored that Central Market took interest in my line. I look forward to receiving feedback on how well each product in received.

Drop into Abacus, Jasper’s, and Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen for our daily specials and help do your part for the economy


Abacus and Jasper’s have been doing word-of-mouth catering since Abacus opened in 1999. Now with Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen and the demand for catering from all locations, Chef Kent Rathbun is launching Kent Rathbun Catering. This new service will provide exquisite one-stop catering. From hors d’oeuvres to a seated dinner, we can provide everything you need to have the most enjoyable and memorable event.

As a full-service company, we attend to every detail of your event. We coordinate rentals, secure locations, and create the perfect atmosphere for a wedding, a corporate event, or an “at home” dinner party. Extraordinary cuisine and exceptional service are just the beginning of what you will experience from Kent Rathbun Catering. Chef Kent has had years of experience and ran Dani Catering at the Dallas Museum of Art from 1995 to1998.

Whether you are entertaining a party of 12 or 300, we will create a food and wine experience that will simply be unmatched.Kent Rathbun Catering will be happy to cater that special wedding, a block party (we will bring Chef Kent’s Brinkmann smoker) and most any event you bring to us. Our chefs are also quite skilled at barbecue events of all sizes. Do you need Mexican or Italian catering? Not a problem. Our choice of menus is designed to be flexible and complete.
For that special evening, Chef Kent offers his home to you and your guests for dinner and a chef demonstration. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres on the spacious terrace overlooking the city and a fabulous seated dinner.

We also provide delivery to your private jet. We are raising the expectation of what in-flight cuisine can be. Chef Rathbun has designed a menu to take your aviation catering to an entirely new level. Enjoy a gourmet menu for those discriminating guests who expect top quality and ease of ordering when flying.

Terry Kranz

First Class Service

Our Dallas/Ft. Worth Catering is run by Catering Manager Terry Kranz. Terry started as a server at Abacus in 2001 and worked his way through the ranks with his hard work, dedication, and attention to detail. His excitement about our product and service makes him the number one pick for our guests’ satisfaction.

Terry will personally work with you to design a menu that will work perfectly for your group. He will coordinate all of the rentals, service staff, and beverages. Besides your home, Terry has secured many locations where we can cater your event. These include the Dallas Arboretum, The Women’s Museum, Frontiers of Flight Museum, FIG, Trinity River Audubon Center, Hickory Street Annex, The Goss-Michael Foundation, The Apartment and The Filter Building.

To book an event with Terry you can email him at terryk@kentrathbun.com or 214-663-5504.


For Kent Rathbun Catering in Austin please contact Jasper’s General Manager Paul Sepulveda or 512-832-8012


For Houston/The Woodlands please contact Sales Manager/ Assistant General Manager Ashley Parker or 281-298-6600

Donna Tanner

To book a dinner in Chef Kent’s 19th Floor Penthouse in The Heights at Park Lane, please contact Donna Tanner or 469-867-3681

Abacus and Jasper’s Restaurant Group | 4511 McKinney Ave | Dallas | TX | 75205