Austin's Top Chefs Come Together for Harvey Relief

Event will donate 100% of proceeds to hurricane aid

Participating chefs (top l) Amanda Rockman, Jim Tripi, Rene Ortiz, Laura Sawicki, Rick Lopez, Yoshi Okai, Kevin Fink, Michael Fojtasek, and Shawn Cirkiel (Photo courtesy of restaurants except Fink (Jessica Fradono Photography), Fojtasek (Robert J. Lerma), and Okai (Kate LeSueur))

Austin’s hospitality community has always pitched in to help folks in need, so it should come as no surprise that an all-star roster of chefs has banded together to provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“Seeing the devastation that our friends, families, and neighbors have experienced, we all wanted to find a way to make a meaningful contribution,” says Launderette partner Laura Sawicki in a release. “It’s inspiring to see the Austin restaurant community come together so quickly and passionately to support the relief effort.”

The event was organized seemingly overnight and features some of the boldest names in Austin food including  Shawn Cirkiel (Parkside Projects), Tyson Cole (Uchi/Uchiko), Todd Duplechan (Lenoir), Brent Fogerty (Cold Ones Pops), Kevin Fink (Emmer & Rye), Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie), Bryce Gilmore (Odd Duck/Barley Swine), Jack Gilmore (Jack Allen’s Kitchen/Salt Traders Coastal Kitchen), Zach Hunter (The Brewer’s Table), Rick Lopez (La Condesa), the team from McGuire Moorman Hospitality, Yoshi Okai (Otoko), Rene Ortiz and Nayan Desai (Launderette), Zack Perez (Paperboy), Amanda Rockman (South Congress Hotel), Laura Sawicki (Launderette), Max Snyder (Pitchfork Pretty), Callie Speer (Holy Roller), Philip Speer (Bonhomie), Jim Tripi (Eberly), Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo/Chicon), and Nic Yanes (Juniper). 

Everything – from the food and alcohol to the venue – was donated for the event, so 100% of the profits will go directly to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Tickets are offered at three donation levels from $75-500.

Chef’s Night Out
Sunday, Sept. 10, 5-9pm
800 Congress
800 Congress Ave.

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