Houston Chefs Deliver Amazing Dishes in Local Cookoff Competitions
If you missed all the great cooking competitions on April 8, 2018, don’t fret. Take notes, and make your way to some of Houston’s best restaurants and chefs to get a taste of their extraordinary creativity.
14TH ANNUAL HOUSTON CHICKEN SOUP COOKOFF
At the 14th Annual Houston Chicken Soup Cookoff held at Congregation Emanu-El, chefs from more than 40 of Houston’s top restaurants, representing all cuisines, took on the challenge of creating the best chicken soup. Categories were Traditional, International and Creative.
It was a great day filled with heart-melting aromas and flavors. The event benefited the Houston Food Bank.
- Kenny & Ziggy’s
- B& B Butchers
- Chef Ellen
- Johnathan’s the Rub
- Chef Michelle
- Twin Peaks
- Geo’s Catering
- Villages of Meyerland
PHOTOS FOR CHICKEN SOUP COOKOFF: V. SWEETEN
TACOS OVER TEXAS
The Tacos Over Texas event gathered momentum in the interest of education. Chefs showed off their cooking skills in this friendly competition celebrating Houston’s passion for the taco al carbon, popularized by “Mama Ninfa” Laurenzo.
Tacos Over Texas, held on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund (TNLSF) sponsored the event in collaboration with The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and El Tiempo Cantina.
First Place: Chef Donny Navarette, Laurenzo’s—Carnitas-style Prime Rib Taco with guacamole cream
Second Place: Chef Kiran Verma, Kiran’s—Lamb Keema and Gobi (cauliflower) taco with cumin, ginger and English peas in chickpea shells
Third Place: Chef Alex Padilla, The Original Ninfa’s On Navigation—Lamb Taco with hummus and pomegranate seeds
People’s Choice: Chef David Cordúa, Churrascos—Carnitas Taco topped with queso fresco and plantain
Most Creative: Chef Robert Del Grande, Cafe Annie—Breakfast Taco with pumpkin seeds, eggs, queso fresco, poblano chile sauce and white onions
PHOTOS FOR TACOS OVER TEXAS BY MONRO PHOTOGRAPHY