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Savor by Clayton Korte


Savor is first and foremost a place to educate students in the culinary arts. Operated by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Savor functions as a full-service teaching restaurant where students learn and hone their skills while working with professional chefs, restaurateurs, and teachers. Savor is located within the Pearl, a former historic brewery in San Antonio, Texas that has been re-conceived as a mixed-use development with retail, dining, public green spaces, and Savor, the Texas campus of CIA.Savor reaffirms Pearl’s earliest commitment to cultivate the culinary landscape of San Antonio.


Designed by Clayton Korte

Photographed by Dror Baldinger and Chloe Hope Gilstrap


Savor reactivates a dark corner of a previously reimagined warehouse, isolated between parking lots and service alleys far removed from Pearl’s competing destinations. The building shell was originally built in the 1970’s and operated as a restaurant prior to Clayton Korte’s complete renovation of the space for the CIA. From its compact 2,500-square-foot interior and modest storefront, the renovated space showcases the heart of the restaurant — its teaching kitchen — and its talented student-chefs.