La Table wins “Chef of Chefs” Award at Wine and Food Week

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The grand finale and final event of Wine and Food Week was the “Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase” held on Saturday, June 10 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center.

Just prior to the big event, guests could enjoy an exclusive tasting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the “Platinum Wine Vault Ultra Premium Tasting” and mix and mingle with experts well-versed in the finest of wines. As one of the most spectacular wine and culinary events in the country, the “Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase” started at 7 p.m. where guests enjoyed chef demonstrations, over 500 wines and food from 60 restaurants.

Take a tour of the event LIVE with Hello Woodlands:

Desserts by renowned pastry chefs vying for the “Just Desserts” Award decorated the lobby and entry areas and the Champagne Cove greeted patrons in the main ballroom to offer an array of sparkling selections to start their wine and tasting experience.

The Mercedes-Benz VIP Premium Lounge rolled out the red carpet and greeted guests in swanky style. Wine & Food Week celebrities, wine experts, leading area chefs, authors and food judges flowed in and out of the area while all sipping the premium wine selections. VIP guests also enjoyed a large keepsake wine glass and top-of-the-line wine selections – exclusive to the lounge area decked in posh comfort and lounge seating.

Sixty accomplished Chefs from near and far were invited to showcase their talents for the attending guests and esteemed judges as they brought their best dishes. Chefs battled for the “Just Desserts” Award with a $1,000 cash prize and the grand “Chef of Chefs” title with a $5,000 cash prize and the Waterford Crystal award trophy.

Watch the award ceremony:

Congratulations to the Chefs and winners!

“Just Desserts” Award: Chef Michael Gaddy of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
2nd Runner Up: Jesse Cavazos of CRU Wine Bar The Woodlands
1st Runner Up: Santiago De La Cruz of The Woodlands County Club
Grand Prize “Chef of Chefs” Award: Hassan Obaye of La Table Houston

View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page!


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