The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

Saturday, June 8, 2024

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

Saturday
June 8, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase has been touted as one of the most spectacular wine and culinary events in the country.
 

A culinary extravaganza and for the decadent taste bud enthusiasts. Food as art, you’ll enjoy chef demonstrations and culinary offerings from 35 restaurants competing to be the winner of the Chef of Chefs Culinary Awards presented by , as voted by an esteemed panel of judges. Featuring hundreds of wines, The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase presents guests with the opportunity to slip into their finest attire and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts.

The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase presents guests with the opportunity to slip into their finest attire and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts and outstanding culinary talent. After the official kick-off toast at 6:45pm – guests enter the grand ballroom open to enjoy an around the world experience through your taste buds. Start your experience at the Bubbles Cove and enjoy hours of enjoyment followed by the grand announcement of the Chef of Chefs award-winners.

At the closing ceremony, the Winner of the Chef of Chefs Culinary Awards, as voted by an esteemed panel of judges, will take home the Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs trophy and $5,000 cash prize. For the serious wine enthusiast, you’ll want to upgrade to the Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge. Crème de la crème wine selections for discerning palettes are offered in swank surroundings within a private lounging area.

Official kick-off toast and Hall of Fame Induction at 6:45pm

 

VIP LUXURY LOUNGE

If the finer life is more your style, the lavish VIP Luxury Lounge is the place for you. Indulge in luxury with crème de la crème wine selections only available in this posh playground. Rub elbows with Wine & Food Week special guests, celebrities, media, and food judges throughout the evening. A culinary extravaganza for the decadent taste bud enthusiasts.

Plus culinary offerings from 35 restaurants competing to be the winner of the Chef of Chefs Culinary Awards presented by Goya Foods, as voted by an esteemed panel of judges. The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase is an adult playground indulging your senses. Slip into your finest attire and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts and experts.

ATTIRE
Cocktail attire

IMPORTANT INFO
Tickets are all-inclusive. All food and beverage tastings are included in ticket price.
Must be 21+ to attend.

Tickets

The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

General Admission Tickets

An adult wonderland of culinary creations and fine wines. Live action food preparations by accomplished chefs competing for the national coveted Chef of Chefs award presented by Goya Foods.
$150 + Online Convenience Fee: $6.94 + tax

The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge Tickets

VIP Admission tickets include: All Inclusive Access to the event.
Plus, créme de la créme wines and special guests in an exclusive, intimate VIP area with seating. An adult wonderland of culinary creations and fine wines. Live action food preparations by accomplished chefs competing for the national coveted Chef of Chefs competition.
$200 + Online Convenience Fee: $8.14 + tax

Hall of Fame Inductee

Throughout the 20-year history of Wine & Food Week our mission has been to celebrate and recognize talented industry individuals shaping the food scene.This year we’re pleased to announce that we will be inducting power food couple Chris Shepherd and Lindsey Brown into the Wine & Food Week Hall of Fame for their decades of culinary achievements including the formation of the Southern Smoke Foundation which Chris and Lindsey cofounded and Lindsey currently oversees, which has distributed more than $11.3 million directly to people in the food and beverage industry in need via the Emergency Relief Fund.

Chris’ vision and passion for Houston’s culinary scene is well known from the opening of Underbelly in 2012. Chris was named one of the 10 Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2013 and was then awarded the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest. Chris was a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2019 and was named Robb Report‘s Chef of the Year the same year. Chris’ first cookbook, Cook Like a Local: Flavors that Will Change the Way You Cook—and See the World, was published by Clarkson Potter in September 2019 and was nominated for a 2020 James Beard Foundation Book Award. In 2023, Chris launched a TV show Eat Like a Local on Houston’s KPRC-TV, where he tells the stories of Houston’s rich and diverse food and beverage scene.

Lindsey helped shape and build awareness for Houston as a food destination directing regional and national efforts during her more than 20 years in hospitality and food and beverage PR and marketing including 10 years at the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau where she launched the Where Chefs Eat Houston Culinary Tour program, which won a Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award in 2011 as well as in her own firm Lindsey Brown Public Relations.She is also the Executive Director of Southern Smoke Foundation.

This dynamic duo has helped shape the landscape of the Houston culinary scene for decades.And richly deserving of this honor.They will be inducted at a ceremony on June 8 during the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase.

2024 Competing Chefs

Vying for the coveted Chef of Chefs Culinary Award presented by

2024 Esteemed Judges

Bart
Black

Phaedra Cook

Fernando Desa

Bao
Ong

Carlos Ramos

Patricia Sharpe

Sunil Srivastava

Katie
Stone

MarkAnthony Staha

Shannen Tune

Stephanie Lamour

Alternate

Greg Morago

Alternate

2023 Bounty of Bubbles

  • Bread and Butter Prosecco
  • Charles de Fere Vin Mousseux Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs
  • Gloria Ferrer Rose
  • Jansz Tasmania Sprk Rose
  • JCB No. 69 by Jean-Charles Boisset Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé
  • Lunetta Proseccos Rose 2020
  • Maschio Cavalieri Prosecco
  • Maschio Prosecco Brut
  • Mionetto Brut
  • Mionetto Organic
  • Mionetto Rose
  • Stella Rosa Sparkling Black Lux
  • Stella Rosa Sparkling Imperial Orange Moscato
  • Sunday Funday Sparkling Rose
  • Trapiche Costa & Pampa Brut Rosé
  • Trapiche Costa & Pampa Extra Brut
  • Valdo
  • Volleraux Brut Reserve

2023 VIP Wine List

  • Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus
  • Antiquity Cabernet Franc Reserve 2019
  • Antiquity Chardonnay Reserve 2021
  • Antiquity Mavrud Reserve 2020
  • Antiquity Syrah Reserve 2019
  • Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon
  • AWI Gran Corte 2019
  • AWI Mitad Mitad 2020
  • Batasiolo Barbaresco DOCG 2017
  • Bending Branch Winery Double Barrel Tannat 2019
  • Black Stallion Gaspare Cabernet
  • Black Stallion Limited Release Cabernet
  • Bound & Determined 2019
  • Bravium Russian River Chardonnay
  • Catena Alta Malbec
  • Charles de Fere Vin Mousseux Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • Cuvaison Pinot Noir Est 2018
  • Cuvaison Pinot Noir Est 2019
  • Duchman Family Winery Aglianico
  • Hypothesis 2019
  • J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2022
  • J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • JCB No. 69 by Jean-Charles Boisset Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose
  • Lassegue
  • Lion Tamer Red Blend 2019
  • Long Shadows Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Long Shadows Merlot
  • Long Shadows Pirouette
  • Long Shadows Syrah Sequel
  • Mason Chardonnay
  • Matthews Columbia Valley Cuvee
  • Melini Terrarosa Chianti Classico
  • Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Neyers Left Bank Red
  • Panthera Chardonnay 2021
  • Pedernales Cellars Texas High Plains Graciano 2018
  • Penner Ash Pino Noir
  • Raymond Vineyards Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Salentein Numina Malbec Blend
  • San Simeon Stormwatch 2019
  • Santi Amorone Della Valpol 2017
  • Schloss Vollrads QBA Trocken
  • Sling & Spear Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
  • Spicewood Vineyards The Independence 2019
  • Stonestreet Vineyards The Independence
  • Tarot by Secret Indulgence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • Terra d Oro Deavers Zinfandel
  • Trapiche Chardonnay Finca Las Piedras
  • Trapiche Costa & Pampa Extra Brut
  • Trapiche Costa & Pampa Brut Rose
  • Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Trapiche Iscay Malbec Cab Franc
  • Trapiche Malbec Orellana Vineyard
  • Treana Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
  • Treana Red 2020
  • Vollereaux Brut
  • Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Eden Valley Viognier

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