Collector's Poster


        Hall of Fame

               Chef of Chefs
Hall of Fame Inductee
       Robert Del Grande

Charity Benefactor

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Drawing culinary masters and wine experts from around the world, the 12th Annual Wine & Food Week uncorks June 6-12, 2016 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
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Charlotte Neuville

The Fashion Chef


Charlotte Neuville has parlayed a successful thirty-year career in fashion into realizing her dream to create a couture cake design business.  Charlotte graduated from the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) in New York City in 2011, and completed an internship with master cake designer Ron Ben-Israel before opening her business, The Fashion Chef, in 2012.

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    Robert Del Grande
          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 9, 2016  |  5:30 - 8:30 pm | 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 Author & Artist Alley to find unique art and meet compelling authors. Visit the wine pull benefitting 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 Mexico Tourism
Friday, June 10, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

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 Commercial Banking
Saturday,  June 11, 2016  |  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 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.


Welcome to Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands. An exclusive ownership experience that reflects the highest expression of the Mercedes-Benz brand.
Upgrade your experience to the Mercedes-Benz VIP Lounge featuring crème de le crème wine selections for discerning palettes, keepsake stemware 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 confectionery perfection!  

Step out in your most glamorous "Design of Wine" attire for an evening you'll never forget. You may be spotted as a finalist for the Fashion Forward Award presented by MWCleaners.

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