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Houston & Emily carpenter
They say opposites attract, well so do foodies, and it was the love of food that motivated Em and Houston Carpenter to dive into the hospitality industry, starting with Little Em’s Oyster Bar in 2020.
Both born and raised in San Antonio, the Carpenters started out in very different career paths. Em gravitated towards retail, working at a boutique for 7 years while earning her Business Degree at UTSA, while Houston chose the construction industry, managing hundreds of employees across the southwest.
The Carpenters feel blessed to contribute to the hospitality industry and strive to provide hospitality to their guests and team across the restaurants they have opened and plan to open.