About Wine & Food Week
It is with great passion and pride that Clifton & Constance McDerby brought consumer culinary and wine events for the residents of the Greater Houston Area. Launched in 2002, the McDerby's goal was to share their love for food and wine and all the many benefits it brings to personal relationships, business relations - both established and new - and at the same time break down the mystique and pretentiousness of wine and Food & Vine Time Productions was born.
The first event was the Galveston Food & Vine Times which drew 300 guests. The attendance tripled the second year and again in the third year. Then the focus moved to The Woodlands with the perfect infrastructure to handle a mutli-day, multi-faceted culinary and wine event. The industry support emerged seemingly overnight and Wine & Food Week was launched 2005 and was enjoyed by over 4,000 participants.
Today, Wine & Food Week welcomes 10,000+ guests who choose from a broad selection of offerings designed for both the novice and serious enthusiast for both culinary and wine. None of this could have happened without the dedicated are tireless efforts of the volunteers who give their time and energies to create a seamless and fun event for the guests. Bruce Bricco, Director of Operations for Wine & Food Week. has worked ten years and has amassed a team of volunteer captains second to none.
So tip a glass, share a laugh and take it all in!
Have a blast!
Our Present & Future
Together with charity volunteers an army of 500+ people give their talents to make this event one of the top ten destination culinary and wine events in the country. They do a tremendous job!
Our generous sponsors provide the funding necessary to bring a full week of entertainment and eduction to our guests. Please support their businesses. But their products and encourage a friend to do the same. We're all connected in this world and our joint efforts make a difference.
Food & Vine Time Productions now produces Haute Wheels Houston - THE Food Truck Festival, Wine Fair Cy-Fair, Katy Sip n Stroll, Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, Zest in the West, Big Brew Destination plus countless private events.
Food & Vine Time Productions is proud to have raised over $675,000 in our few years through our charity efforts. Some benefiting organizations are Swing for A Cure, The Signature Series Literary efforts of The John Cooper School, The Center for the Performing Arts of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston Community College - Culinary Scholarship through the HCC Foundation, Cinco Charities, Houston West Chamber of Commerce, West Houston Leadership Institute, Arthritis Foundation, New Danville, SNAP - Spay & Neutre Assistance Program, NHPO - National Hispanic Professionals Organization, U.S. Green Building Council - Greater Houston Area Chapter, Galveston's Historic Strand District, Galveston's County Food Bank, plus countless others to whom we've contributed through their fundraising events and efforts.