Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

  Saturday, June 10, 2017

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Price:   $125.00 pp in advance: $135.00 pp at the door, if available
Location:   The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center





Tabbed as one of the most spectacular wine and culinary events in the country, the "Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase," presents you with the opportunity to slip into your finest threads and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts and outstanding culinary talent. It all takes place within the glistening atmosphere of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center which provides the ultimate experience of elegance and charm.


Rendezvouers will view live Chef demonstrations, observe serious Chefs as they compete for the judges vote for the prestigious Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award, and watch the battle of renowned pastry Chefs for the Just Desserts Award. And more than 500 wines will be offered for tasting.

Grand Tasting Grand Tasting

2016 Culinary Judges
Anthony Chevalier
Phaedra Cook
Holly Crawford
Kris Jakob
Hank Lewis
Greg Morago
Tanji Patton
Mai Pham
Michael Ricetti
Pat Sharpe
Cleverley Stone
Shannen Tune
 2016 Alternate Judge
Ja'Nel Witt

2016 Just Desserts Judges

Kim Korth

Joanna O'Leary

Katherine Whaley

Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs
Participants for 2016 include:










The Champagne Cove will greet you upon arrival and offer an array of sparkling selections to start your experience. A limited number of upgrades are available for the Mercedes Benz Premium Lounge. This chic lounging area is stocked full of premium wine selections not available on the general tasting floor. Guests of the Premium Lounge will rub elbows with the Wine & Food Week's special guests, winemakers, authors while enjoying créme de la créme wine selections in their upgraded keepsake challis. Always a sell-out, purchase tickets soon.

Just Desserts Zone Participants for 2016 include:


2016 Chef of Chefs Winner

Constance McDerby, Food & Vine Time Productions; Tanji Patton, Good Taste with Tanji; Carlos Ramos, Latin Bites; Clifton McDerby, Food & Vine Time Productions

2016 Just Desserts Zone Winner

Constance McDerby, Food & Vine Time Productions; Miguel Gutierrez, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott; Clifton McDerby, Food & Vine Time Productions

The Art of Wine Competition. Taste these great wines and tell us your favorite. Register and you could win!


 2016 Participating Vendors

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Antonio AlbertszKristofer JakobAndrew LobekDenman MoodyTanji PattonPat Sharpe


Event Venue

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The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281.367.9797 P | 281.681.5656 F

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