Custom Text


Tris and Amrina’s Executive Chefs to Offer Charitable Culinary Experience

By  | 

THE WOODLANDS, TX – In an effort to join forces to raise awareness and funds for a Make-A-Wish foundation, Chef Jassi Bindra with Amrina and Chef Austin Simmons with TRIS will collaborate for a 16-course dinner and drink pairing on Tuesday, August 30th, at Amrina titled “What The Chef.”

What the Chef Amrina TRIS
PHOTO: Chef Austin Simmons with TRIS and Chef Jassi Bindra with Amrina will collaborate for a 16-course dinner and drink pairing on Tuesday, August 30th, at Amrina titled “What The Chef.”

The evening will act as a charitable introduction to Amrina’s impressive Chef’s Table, which will open to reservations immediately after for dinner on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each course will alternate between Chef Jassi and Chef Austin, while the drink pairings will be curated by Amrina’s sommelier, Giorgio Ferrero, and Tris’s sommelier, LeVar Williams.

Generous foodies have the opportunity to bid on this experience through Event.Gives, an online auction site. Bidding begins at $6,000, and TRIS and Amrina will donate a portion of the winning bid to Make-A-Wish.




Chef Jassi Bindra is the creative mind behind The Woodlands’ lux Indian restaurant, Amrina. Chef Jassi’s accolades include earning a Michelin plate and mention in the Michelin guide in 2019 while he led the kitchen for Punjab Grill in Washington, D.C., his residence before making the move to Texas. The expansive menu at Amrina offers Indian-inspired dishes with a creative flourish and a variety of dishes and flavors that pull from continents across the globe.

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Texas-born and raised Chef Austin has been impressing guests around the globe. He sources ingredients from around the world and combines them with unrivaled technique and vision at his concept TRIS. Offering an exemplary dining experience, Chef Simmons’ menu combines worldly flavors from his extensive travels with classic culinary techniques.

Amrina, an eclectic social and dining experience, is the first concept designed by Kahani Social Group. Located at 3 Waterway Square Place, Suite 100, the restaurant features an inspired menu, cocktails guests not only sip, but bear witness to and an atmosphere that serves as an indulgence all its own. With private dining options, a tantalizing bar-lounge, an intimate main dining room and an in-kitchen chef’s table, Amrina ensures each visit will gratify guests in a new way.




TRIS is a contemporary, white-tablecloth venue that offers an exceptional dining experience in The Woodlands. Head Chef Austin Simmons sources ingredients from all over the world to offer menu items unique to its kind in The Woodlands, whether patrons are dinning for lunch, happy hour, dinner or experiencing his famous CollaborEight series.

Make a Wish Foundation Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana is one of 59 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. Since our inception in 1984, we have granted nearly 10,000 wishes to local children, and, during fiscal year 2021, we granted more than 400 wishes. By 2025, we will double the number of wishes granted annually. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows that children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes. A wish transforms the lives of children, their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals, and entire communities. Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Since 1980, nearly 500,000 wishes have been granted to children in the U.S.and its territories. To get involved, visit