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               Chef of Chefs
  2015 
Hall of Fame Inductee
       Robert Del Grande



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Drawing culinary masters and wine experts from around the world, Wine & Food Week uncorks June 1-7, 2015 with scores of events featuring more than 500 wines, 50 restaurants, and legendary wine producers and culinary personalities.   From wine expert to wine novice, there's a wine waiting for you to discover at Wine & Food Week!

            

2015 Wine & Food Week
  
Wine Wizard
 
Guy Noel Stout MS, CWE

Corporate Director Beverage Education
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Guy is one of only 215 Master Sommelier (MS) in the world. He is also a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Certified Spirits Specialist (CSS) and previous President of the Society of Wine Educators. Guy has also served on the Board of Directors of the Court of Master Sommelier, and has been recognized as a Houston Icon for his contribution to the Wine and Food Industry of Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Houston Hilton School.

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    Robert Del Grande
                 2015 
          Chef of Chefs
 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee
 

Robert Del Grande, one of the celebrated chefs of America, is the executive chef and partner of the renowned Cafe Annie in Houston, TX.

Robert was born in 1954. He received his B. S. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of San Francisco and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Riverside in 1980. In 1981, while courting Mimi Kinsman (now Mimi Del Grande), Robert ventured to Houston where Mimi was visiting her sister and brother-in-law Candice and Lonnie Schiller. There, Robert began experimenting in the kitchen of the Schiller’s restaurant, Cafe Annie. Robert remained in Houston and soon became the Executive Chef of Cafe Annie. He has since figured prominently in the historical revision of American cooking, indelibly changing the culinary landscape with his use of the tastes and flavors of the Southwest.

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The Big Three


H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street
Thursday,  June 4, 2015  |  5:30 - 8:30 pm | Market Street - The Woodlands
H-E-B   Signatures Market Street - The Woodlands      

The Wine Walk is bustling with happy guests enjoying wines from around the world, live Chef demonstrations, interactive entertainment and live music. Stroll in and out of shops as participating retailers welcome wine industry representatives featuring their selections as attendees shop, sip and stroll. Visit Authors and Artist Alley to find unique art and meet compelling authors. Visit the wine pull benefiting the John Cooper School Signature Series literary education and outreach efforts. And share a great time in a casual and fun environment! 

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Sips, Suds & Tacos presented by The Woodlands Mall
Friday,  June 5, 2015  |  6:00 - 9:00 pm | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
The Woodlands Mall 

Tacos, Tacos and more Tacos!  Sips, Suds & Tacos lets you "crunch & munch" some of the very best tacos in town.   And no one goes thirsty as your favorite libations will wet your whistle. As the tacos are being judged by the experts, you can judge for yourself to your hearts' content. What's your favorite?  Crispy or Soft?  Wheat or Corn?  No matter, try 'em all at Sips, Suds & Tacos.  When you get your fill, dance the night away to great music.

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Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase presented by Capital One Bank
Saturday,  June 6, 2015  |  7:00 - 10:00 pm | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
    

Wine & Food Week's premiere event - tabbed as one of the most spectacular wine and culinary events in the country. 50 Chefs vying for the coveted Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award and $5,000 cash prize. The Grand Tasting is a culinary extravaganza of resplendent abundance! You'll enjoy Chef demonstrations, over 500 wines, 50 restaurants with exquisite selections of culinary expertise and wines extraordinaire!  Make your first stop the Capital One Bank Champagne Gazebo.  Don't miss the fabulous H-E-B ice sculpture surrounded by gourmet cheese, meats, breads and garnishes.  Three hours is hardly enough time for such much enjoyment. Charity auction benefits New Danville.

Upgrade your experience to the VIP Premium Lounge featuring crème de le crème wine selections for discerning palettes, keepsake stemware and valet parking at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Finish a fabulous evening on a sweet note in the Just Desserts Zone with desserts by renowned Pastry Chefs vying for the "Just Desserts" Award.  Enjoy selections of confectionary perfection!  Step out in your most glamorous classic attire for an evening you'll never forget. You may be spotted as a finalist for the Fashion Forward Award.

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