Save The Date
Houston, TX
Houston, tx
$573,394
$100,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$473,394
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Chefs
Aaron Bludorn
Aaron Franklin
Ashley Christensen
Chris Bianco
Chris Cosentino
Donald Link
Felipe Riccio
Hugo Ortega
Jason Vaughn
Jonny Rhodes
Justin Yu
Lyle Bento
Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi
Martin Stayer
Matty Matheson
Pat Martin
Patrick Feges & Erin Smith
Pitmaker
Ryan Prewitt
Sam Jones
Sarah Grueneberg
Stephen Stryjewski
Trong Nguyen
Yehuda Sichel
Aaron Bludorn
Aaron Franklin
Ashley Christensen
Chris Bianco
Chris Cosentino
Donald Link
Felipe Riccio
Hugo Ortega
Jason Vaughn
Jonny Rhodes
Justin Yu
Lyle Bento
Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi
Martin Stayer
Matty Matheson
Pat Martin
Patrick Feges & Erin Smith
Pitmaker
Ryan Prewitt
Sam Jones
Sarah Grueneberg
Stephen Stryjewski
Trong Nguyen
Yehuda Sichel
Sponsors
The McCarthy Family
Lexus
Nourishing Neighbors
Zadok
Gee Eye Care
Campari
Aperol Spritz
Espolón Tequila
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Maker’s Mark
Ketel One Vodka
Bailey’s
Sierra Nevada
The Houstonian
44 Farms
Yeti
Jon Hart
City of Houston
Pitmaker
Chef’s Produce Company
LD Systems
Hendrick’s Gin
Flor de Caña
Don
Houstonfirst
Copy.com
Dye Guy Upholstery Shop
Texas Restaurant Association
Rambler Sparkling Water
Manready Mercantile
Bauschen Hepp
Luigi Bormioli
Lexis Florist
Hedley & Bennett
Lyft
MatthewsDaniel
Letterset
Ben E. Keith Co.
The McCarthy Family
Lexus
Nourishing Neighbors
Zadok
Gee Eye Care
Campari
Aperol Spritz
Espolón Tequila
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Maker’s Mark
Ketel One Vodka
Bailey’s
Sierra Nevada
The Houstonian
44 Farms
Yeti
Jon Hart
City of Houston
Pitmaker
Chef’s Produce Company
LD Systems
Hendrick’s Gin
Flor de Caña
Don
Houstonfirst
Copy.com
Dye Guy Upholstery Shop
Texas Restaurant Association
Rambler Sparkling Water
Manready Mercantile
Bauschen Hepp
Luigi Bormioli
Lexis Florist
Hedley & Bennett
Lyft
MatthewsDaniel
Letterset
Ben E. Keith Co.
EAT WELL. DO GOOD.

For over three years, Chris Shepherd had been hosting dinners in his restaurant to raise funds for various causes. One night, his friend and former sommelier Antonio Gianola asked if they could do one for the MS Society. Chris agreed, and it was only after they raised $181,000 that he learned Gianola had been diagnosed with the disease.

What began asa a relatively small dinner for the MS Society quickly grew into a broader, F+B-focused fouadtion-with a festival to boot-by 2015. Since them we’ve been serving ip flavors from some of the coury’s best chefs, all to benefit our fellow industry workers across the U.S.

Food & Wine magazine calls our three-day weekend “unmissable”. The Houston Chronicle calls it “an over-the-top barbecue-beer-and-wine-festival”.

We call it our favorite way to get together. Every time you buy a festival ticket, piece of merch, or beverage to whet your whistle, the profits directly support our general operations and Emergency Relief Fund, which gets industry individuals financial help just as soon as they need it. Grants have been used to pay for essentials like groceries, clothing, and medications, and have covered the cost of car repossessions, rent, natural disaster damages, lost wages, and more.

To date, we’ve distributed more than $9.3 million directly to people in need, and with your support- by way of wining and dining your way through the weekend-we’re able to help even more of those in need.

Cheers to a damn good time.