Houston Chefs Throwdown At Culinary Carnival On June 8

Houston First Annual Culinary Carnival

Houston First Annual Culinary Carnival

It’s. About. To go down, in H-town. Local chefs and bartenders are ready to show off their skills, and win your hearts at the first annual Culinary Carnival at Eleven:Eleven Restaurant & Bar on June 8.

What do you eat at a Culinary Carnival? Well, some of Houston’s hottest chefs will be serving sweet and savory dishes on a stick. Taste their best as they compete for awards in best dish, most creative and people’s choice. Quench your thirst with cocktails created by master mixologists battling for the coolest cocktail. No, Tom Cruise won’t be on hand to sing and dance on the bar…but, there will be face painters, carnival games, a trivia challenge and music to keep everyone entertained.

Who’s Cooking at the Culinary Carnival?

David Cordua – Americas, Artista, Churrascos and Amazon Grill

Rishi Singh – Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar

Drew Rogers (TLC’s “Bakery Boss”) – Drew’s Pastry Place

Michael Vigo, Arash Kharat and Ben Whorton – Compass Group

Steven Ripley – D&T Drive Inn

Kevin Bryant – Eleven:Eleven Restaurant & Bar

Don Schoenburg – Gastro Punk Food Truck

Teddy Lopez – Killen’s Steakhouse

Soren Pedersen – Currant Kitchen

Roberto Castre – Latin Bites

Michael Pellegrino – Max’s Wine Dive

Donald Chang –Nara  

Rick DiVirgilio – Oporto Fooding House & Wine

Gabriel Medina – Soma Sushi

Junnajet “Jett” Hurapan – Songkran Thai Kitchen

Ryan Hildebrand – Triniti Restaurant + Bar and FM 903

Susie Jimenez (“Food Network Star”) – Trenza


June 8 Noon-3 PM


Eleven:Eleven Restaurant & Bar

607 W. Gray between Montrose and Taft

Be there, or be a hungry square! I had a blast trying new dishes at the Curry Crawl a few weeks ago, and can tell you these events are a great way to try restaurants and meet new people. Hurry and get your tickets to the Culinary Carnival, just $50 covers all your food samples and cocktails. Even better, the proceeds benefit PULSE at St. Luke’s Foundation.






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