2nd Annual Southern Smoke Spring: A Boy, A Girl and A Goat and One Hell of an After Party
It's the second annual Southern Smoke Spring, and instead of hosting multiple events during the course of a week, we're hosting multiple events during the course of one very celebratory night!
All events take place at The Revaire (7122 Old Katy Rd) on Saturday, March 28.
A Boy, A Girl, and A Goat Dinner
$500 per person (ticket includes access to the after party)
James Beard Award-winning Chef Stephanie Izard will join fellow Lexus Chef Chris Shepherd to prepare a dinner featuring their mutually-loved ingredient, the goat. Winner of Top Chef Season 4, Stephanie is the master of all things goat at her four Chicago restaurants Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner, Duck Duck Goat and Cabra. Chris' signature dish, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings, went national when he cooked them on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December.
If goat isn't your thing, don't let that deter you (although with these two chefs, you know it's delicious)! There will be plenty of food for all in this multi-course family-style dinner with wine selections by Heitz Cellars. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.
Caribbean Carnival After Party
$200 per person
After dinner, we'll really get this party started with the Caribbean beats of our Afro Colombian musical guests, Tribu Baharú. The Underbelly Hospitality team will be serving up late-night whole hog tacos, and Shake Shack will be serving up late night grub to keep guests fueled on the dance floor.
$20,000 and $15,000 table sponsors and $2,000 individual sponsors have access to the Champagne and Caviar room during the after party. For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathryn Lott at 713-898-8609 or by email at email@example.com.
About Southern Smoke Foundation
Chris Shepherd's Southern Smoke Foundation has donated to food and beverage industry professionals in crisis and to charities like the MS Society, the Gulf Seafood Foundation and Legacy Community Health.
After Hurricane Harvey, Chris and his team realized a need within their own community. Many people in the food and beverage industry don't have a safety net in times of crisis. Many live paycheck to paycheck. A hurricane, a car accident, a medical procedure, a diagnosis-many industry professionals don't have the means to handle additional financial burdens. So the Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund was born.
More than 175 individuals nationwide have received assistance from Southern Smoke. The organization receives applications year-round, yet until now, Southern Smoke has hosted only one major fundraiser each year. While each Southern Smoke Festival in the fall raises hundreds of thousands of dollars, Chris decided to launch Southern Smoke Spring last year to guarantee the funds for year-round assistance for the Emergency Relief Fund.