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~SOLD OUT~ Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

The James Beard Foundation is coming to Houston!


This special evening will highlight the best of Houston, beginning with passed canapés and cocktails, followed by a seated four-course dinner and decadent dessert, all prepared by JBF Award Winners, Nominees and Finalists.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Reception: 6:30 PM

Dinner: 7:00 PM

Price: $200 plus tax & gratuity

Purchase tickets HERE!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit James Beard Foundation National Scholars Program.



JBF Award Winner Hugo Ortega and JBF Semifinalist Tracy Vaught, H Town Restaurant Group: Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s, Caracol and Xochi

Hand-crafted cocktails prepared by

Sean Beck

Sommelier/Beverage Director, H Town Restaurant Group

JBF Award Nominee Bobby Heugel

Owner, Anvil Bar & Refuge

Canapes prepared by

JBF Award Semi-Finalists Terrence Gallivan & Seth Siegel-Gardner

Chefs/Owners, The Pass & Provisions

JBF Award Semi-Finalist Anita Jaisinghani

Chef/Co-owner, Pondicheri

Kaiser Lashkari

Chef/Owner, Himalaya Restaurant & Catering

JBF Award Winner Irma Galvan

Chef/Owner, Irma’s Restaurant

Dinner prepared by

JBF Award Winner Robert Del Grande

Chef/Partner, Cafe Annie and The Grove

JBF Award Winner Hugo Ortega

Chef/Owner, H Town Restaurant Group

JBF Award Winner Chris Shepherd

Chef/Owner, Underbelly Hospitality

JBF Award Winner Justin Yu

Chef/Owner, Theodore Rex, Better Luck Tomorrow, and Public Services Wine and Whisky

Dessert prepared by

Ruben Ortega

Executive Pastry Chef, H Town Restaurant Group

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Julie Marshall at or 212.627.1111x562.