Monday, October 7, 2019

The Revaire
7122 Old Katy Rd.
Houston, TX 77024
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

What is
The Epicurean Project?

The Epicurean Project is a culinary industry, chef-driven concept focused on supporting our communities through the passion for and power of food.

The collaboration showcased at the Epicurean Project celebrates innovation in culinary arts and benefits Recipe For Success.

The Epicurean Project invites an array of exceptional food exhibitors and top Texas-local chefs to take part in a unique, one-night, culinary experience.


Star chefs




Delicious Bites

Meet our 2019 Participating Chefs

Our 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Epicurean Project proudly partners with easily recognizable organizations within the food industry.

Mapleleaf Farms
Southwest Seafood
True Story
Texas Quail
Paris Gourmet
Dean & Peeler Logo

Chef Competition Categories

Texas Local

A showcase of our love for all things Texas. Featuring meats and/or ingredients sourced right here in our lone star state!

Exotic Meats

It’s game on with wild-game and other exotic meats. Participating chefs are encouraged to let their imagination run wild while cooking up delicious creations.

Asian Pacific Inspiration

Whether it’s Thailand, India, Iran, Philippines, or beyond, our chefs will let the adventurous cuisine of the Asia Pacific be their inspiration.

Flavors of South America

Chefs will create flavorful dishes inspired by delectable fare from Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and other South American countries.

Presented by
Martin Preferred Foods

For the last 75 years, Martin Preferred Foods has brought custom food solutions to Houston and beyond. The Epicurean Project is our way of celebrating the always evolving landscape of the culinary arts while supporting local chefs, food organizations, and charities. The Epicurean Project is the first food show of its kind.

All ingredients used by our participating chefs during The Epicurean Project are Martin Preferred Foods sourced products – many of them being sourced directly from our home state, Texas.

Recipe for Success

The Epicurean Project and Martin Preferred Foods are proud to support Recipe for Success.

Recipe for Success Foundation is dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way our children understand, appreciate and eat their food, and by educating and mobilizing the community to provide healthier diets for children.

Texas based Chefs

Martin Preferred Foods will bring together local Houston chefs to show off what’s new, what’s to eat, and what’s to know. From micro to macro, tastemakers and attendees will see what’s making the cut.

Showcase Food

This is not your typical “foodie event;” rather, it’s a collage of chefs that will gather for one night to showcase food and menu ideas that will set future trends.

Shared Insights

Food professionals will share ideas, insights, and techniques with invited guests as well as the media. Findings will be published the day of the event to the media.

A Look Into Last Year’s Event


2018 Chef Competition Results

Best Overall Savory Dish

First Place

Lasco – Chef Brandi Key & Culinary Team

Second Place

Fig and Olive – Chef Thomas Laczynski

Best Overall Sweet Dish

First Place

Cacao & Cardamom  – Chocolatier Annie Rupani

Second Place

Four Seasons – Chef Emily Rosenberg

An Experience in Culinary Exploration

Experience an engaging panel discussion between culinary experts as they explore the world of cuisine and take a look ahead at the future in culinary trends.

Epicurean Project Social

Martin Preferred Foods Social

Registration Instructions:

Registration is available by invite only. Please contact your Martin Preferred Foods representative to receive registration instructions. If you are not a current customer, please fill out the following form with your interest in attending.

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10.7.19 | 6:30 pm


The Revaire 7122 Old Katy Road Houston, TX 77024

A collaborative melting pot of Houston’s finest cuisine and chefs