10:00 AM CDT
08:00 PM CDT
Ask Chefs Anything
Immigrant workers in the food industry have been serving us for decades. They are now left with no jobs or unemployment benefits. It's our turn to serve them.
Chefs and industry tastemakers from across the city — including Andrew Zimmern, Aaron Bludorn, Drake Leonards, Rebecca Masson, Ronnie Killen, Ford Fry, Hugo Ortega, Anita Jaisinghani, Chris Shepherd, Christine Ha, Justin Yu and more — will auction off 30 minutes of their time to share their favorite recipes, cooking tips, and really anything you want to ask them!
Funds raised will go directly to vulnerable immigrant households connected to the Southern Smoke Foundation and living in Houston.
When the auction closes, each winner will receive an email from the organizers to coordinate the call with their elected chef.
Calls will take place over Zoom; the organizers will create that URL and share it with the winner and chef.
During your call with you will be able to #AskChefsAnything and yes we mean anything! So get started thinking about all the things you have always wanted to know about your favorite Chefs!
About Ask Chefs Anything
Gaeleen Quinn, founder of Q&A Hospitality consulting and the Bogota Food & Wine Festival, pulled together the initiative with strategy & design consultancy Polonsky & Friends as a way to give back to the immigrant workforce that is crucial to the restaurant industry. These hard working individuals, who work the longest hours and are often doing the hardest tasks; they are now left with no jobs and no unemployment benefit, struggling to put food on their plates and fearing to get sick without any support from the government.
1:1 with Anita Jaisinghani
1:1 with Chris Shepherd
1:1 with Ford Fry
Ford Fry Restaurant Group
1:1 with Jonny Rhodes
1:1 with Luis Roger
1:1 with Nicole Routhier