Delicious Alchemy Banquet

Ten Extraordinary Chefs; Ten Exquisite Course; One Exceptional Cause
The First Monday in May

0038_RFSDressForDinner_050718_MCW.jpgOn May 7, 2018 we enjoyed our 3rd annual Delicious Alchemy Banquet, with special support from CityBook. Presented by Brunello Cucinelli, this exquisite evening for 100 fortunate guests was again the most extraordinary dinner party of the season, featuring 10 splendid courses, each prepared by a different celebrity chef and matched with award-winning wines, the meal of a lifetime held in the spectacular Memorial home of Lisa and Michael Holthouse.

The 2018 Delicious Alchemy chef brigade was: Arturo Boada (Arturo Boada Cuisine); Victor Celeste (La Table); Olivier Ciesielski (L'Olivier); Giancarlo Ferrara (Amalfi); Maurizio Ferrarese (Sud Italia); Felix Florez (Black Hill Ranch and Cherry Block); José Hernandez (Lucienne); Kevin Naderi (Roost); Hassan Obaye (Le Colonial); and Claire Smith (Canopy). The meal featured gourmet items from Martin Preferred Foods and freshly harvest produce from Hope Farms with wines curated by Rootstock. The evening, managed by Culinaire, celebrated these creative culinary masters and the culture of a shared meal. 0201_RFSDressForDinner_050718_MCW.jpg

Guests and press were blown away! Read the raves from Houston CityBook, PaperCity Magazine, Culture Map and The Houston Chronicle.

"Chefs are at the very heart of what we do," says Recipe for Success Founder, Gracie Cavnar. "It was 24 chefs - including many of this year's amazing talents -- who rolled into fourth-grade classrooms with me 13 years ago to inspire and empower children to make healthier eating decisions."

The Banquet raises 20% of the Foundation's annual budget. Plans are already afoot for May 6, 2019 for the fourth annual Delicious Alchemy Banquet, definitely the best way to spend the first Monday in May. Email tara-at-recipe4success-dot-com to request an invitation.

Read the glowing press from The Banquet 2017 0191_RecipeForSuccessDinner_041917_MCW.jpg