2019 Houston Rising Stars

2019 Houston Rising Stars

 

Tasting Gala & Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, December 10

The Corinthian
202 Fannin Street

5:45pm VIP Reception
6:30pm Awards Ceremony
7:15pm Tasting Gala

We're returning to Houston to celebrate the city's most talented up-and-coming food and beverage professionals. At our 67th Rising Stars Tasting Gala, eat and drink your way through Houston's top restaurants and bars, in one location, for one night only: 16 dishes, 16 wine pairings and 2 signature cocktails.

$85 General Admission
$125 VIP Admission*
*I
ncludes access to a private reception featuring Champagne

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A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to our local charity partner,    I'll Have What She's Having, which raises community awareness and funds in support of women's health.

Rising Stars Award Winners


CHEFS

Natasha Douglas
Better Luck Tomorrow and Penny Quarter

Drake Leonards
Eunice

Bobby Matos
State of Grace and La Lucha

Kaitlin Steets
Theodore Rex

Nick Wong
UB Preserv

 

GAME CHANGER
presented by S.Pellegrino

Jonny Rhodes
Indigo

 

COMMUNITY
presented by Compass Group

Patrick Feges and Erin Smith
Feges BBQ

 

PASTRY CHEF
presented by KitchenAid Commercial

Meredith Larke
Uchi Houston

RESTAURATEUR
presented by Singer M. Tucker

David Keck
Goodnight Hospitality


CONCEPT
presented by Kikkoman USA

Jasmine Chida
Sweet Cup Gelato & Sorbet Originale

 

ARTISAN BAKER
presented by Butter of Europe

Matthieu Cabon
Magnol French Baking

 

ARTISAN ROASTERS

Benji Aguilar and Kaitlin O'Brien
Xela Coffee Roasters

 

BARTENDERS

Westin Galleymore
Underbelly Hospitality


Tommy Ho
Anvil Bar & Refuge and Penny Quarter

 

SOMMELIERS
Presented by Wines from Spain

Andres Blanco
Caracol


Lindsay Thomas
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse


GUEST CHEFS

Betty Martinez
H-Town Hospitality

Master Carver Manuel Recio
Spain