WEDDING At River Oaks Estate
At the stunning grounds of a River Oaks estate, CULINAIRE created exquisite cuisine miniatures as envisioned by the bride, with a focus on aesthetically and culinarily inclined selections.
CULINAIRE - Inspired Cuisine & Events, in partnership with Richards Flowers of the Events Company created the elaborate, yet highly personal wedding reception.
(From left to right) Barbara McKnight (Culinaire Inspired Cuisine and Events), Mimi del Grande (Cafe Annie), Lynette Hawkins (Giacomo's), Erin Smith (Feges BBQ), Anita Jaisinghani (Pondicheri), Chef Monica Pope (Sparrow and Cookshop), Tracy Vought (Backstreet, Hugo's, and Xochi), Claire Smith (Canopy and Alice Blue), Chef Jamie Zelko (Zelko Concepts), Janice Schindel (Words and Food), Lisa Seger (Blue Heaven Farms), and Lindsey Schechter (Houston Dairymaids)
Something for Everyone Inaugural Benefit in Three Acts - April 8, 2018
The three events pair established female stars of Houston's food and beverage industry with up-and-coming cooks, providing opportunities for the mentorship of tomorrow's culinary leadership and uniting all in the name of women's health.
I’ll Have What She’s Having invites you to a fundraising event in three acts (3 events on 1 day and location), bringing together over 50 of our best known female chefs, up-and-coming culinarians and beloved industry professionals to create an unprecedented dining experience in Houston. This trio of events aims to raise funds $1 million dollars in support of Texan healthcare. Similar to the atmosphere of the Taste of Things to Come pop-up series, Something for Everyone aspires to create an inclusive opportunity for all Houstonians to support women's health and women in the restaurant industry.
All proceeds will fund essential women’s health services at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), Legacy Community Health, Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) and The Rose.
April 8 Schedule of Events
Hosted by Lori Choi, Tracy Vaught, Gracie Cavnar and Mimi Del Grande at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire. Three acts—three opportunities to support the cause at different price points on the same day at the same location.
4-6 pm: Amuse Bouche. A mix and mingle affair with open access to seven cocktail, beer and wine stations, with passed small bites by up-and-coming Houston culinary stars Kaitlin Steets (T Rex), Madelyn Lester (Nancy’s Hustle), Mary Cuclis (Pondicheri) and Patricia Burdette. Tickets are $99 each. Patrons may bid on silent auction items.
6:30 pm: Al Fresco. A picnic-style party with mocktails, beer and wine and picnic baskets for 2 featuring a cold picnic dinner with locally sourced ingredients crafted by Barbara McKnight (Culinaire), Janice Schindeler (Words and Food) and Claire Smith (Canopy, Alice Blue). The basket includes re-usable utensils, plates and a shopping bag. Picnic baskets for 2 are $250 and patrons may bid on silent auction items.
6 pm: Charitable Feast. Welcome reception begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a three course dinner prepared by Anita Jaisinghani (Pondicheri), Erin Smith (Feges BBQ), Jamie Zelko (Zelko Concepts), Lynette Hawkins (Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino) and Monica Pope (Sparrow Cookshop), sourced by local farmers. Sommeliers Vanessa Trevino Boyd and Monica Townsend will curate wine pairings produced by women winemakers and women-owned wineries. Live auction begins at 7:30 PM. $500 per person.
Learn more about I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING
Barbara McKnight is proud to have hosted a meeting of the minds, at Culinaire's Hofheinz House, with some of Houston's preeminent event professionals including;
Chef Barbara McKnight, Owner, Culinaire Inspired Cuisine and Events
Boyd Bryan, Director, The Corinthian
Richard Boles, Associate Director, The Corinthian
Frank Garvey, Owner of The Corinthian and Garvey Companies
Radikah Day, Owner and Chief Editor Weddings in Houston
Rebekah Johnson, Founder and Owner of Bergner and Johnson Designs
Julia Abbott-Koivumaa, Founder and Chief Consultant, Valocom Marketing
Ryan Shrewsbury, Account Executive, Culinaire Inspired Cuisine and Events
An inventive and decadent lunch was served following a signature cocktail and hors d oeuvres.
Salad of Baby Greens
with confit baby tomatoes, seared mushrooms,
avocado, fried almonds
Angus Short Rib “Indochine”
Pinot Noir jus with lemon grass and star anise
Knotted Long Beans
raspberry-kirsch coulis, ripe berries
CULINAIRE MENU INSPIRES with burrata bar
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) of Houston, a peer-to-peer network of 155 influential business owners, hosted their annual kick off party and Houston Chapter's 30th Anniversary on January 20th at the amazing Life HTX venue.
Over 150 guests enjoyed the futuristic themed event with delicious and inspired food provided by CULINAIRE. The Burrata and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bars were the highlights of the four food station event.
Entreprenuers’ Organization (EO) has 170 chapters in 53 countries, and is the world's most influential entrepreneur community.