Urban Harvest’s 25th Anniversary Sunday Supper Serves Up Success in Four Courses

25 Houston chefs joined together to create a family-style meal and raised over $100,000 for community enrichment and education

Distinguished culinary stars, 25 in total, united in one kitchen for Urban Harvest’s Sunday Supper, a family-style meal featuring local farmers’ ingredients.

Guests gathered at St. John’s School (2401 Claremont Lane) to dine and celebrate the bounty of Houston’s harvest, and the 25th anniversary of the 501©(3) non-profit organization.

Over $100,000 was raised and will benefit Urban Harvest, whose purpose is to enrich the Houston community by providing community garden programming, youth education, and farmers markets.


In addition to a sold out crowd of 288 people, a variety of dishes were prepared by participating chefs including Dominick Lee of Poitín, Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s, David Cordua of YUM Hospitality, and Adam Garcia and Felipe Riccio of Rosie Cannonball. Chefs were organized by chef extraordinaire, Kate McLean.

The supper began with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeurves from El Topo, Avondale Food & Wine, David Cordua, Rosie Cannon Ball, Politan Row, El Meson, Little Kitchen HTX, Killen’s, Eunice, Harlem Road BBQ, Roost, Currant Kitchen, Sparrow Cookshop, Picos, UB Hospitality, and Nobie’s.

Following cocktail hour, guests indulged in the entrée courses, which consisted of Dos Brisas Delicata squash, La Lira Rossa Ravioli, Liberty Provisions Lamb Biryani, Masala Medley, and Mole Coloradito. The dessert course was Salted Chocolate Cremeux, Rio Grande Organics, Pecan Shortbread, and Candied Meyer Lemon Anglaise.

“Our fall Sunday Supper was a huge success,” said Urban Harvest’s Director of Farmers Markets, Tyler Horne. “We are grateful to all of our supporters and donors; Urban Harvest wouldn’t be what it is without them! And we can’t thank the chefs enough for a delectable meal and donating their time and talent to support local food.”


Sunday Supper is a family style meal by long-time supporters of the local food movement. Sunday Supper featured 25 chefs gathering to celebrate the bounty of Houston’s Harvest.

Contributing chefs for the 2019 supper included Dawn Burrell of Kulture, Olivier Ciesielski of Avondale Food & Wine, David Cordua of YUM Hospitality, Adam Garcia and Felipe Riccio of Rosie Cannonball, Evelyn Garcia of Politan Row, Peter Garcia of El Meson, Stephanie Hoban of Verdine, Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri, Richard Kaplan of Weights + Measures, Richard Knight of Atlas Diner, Graham Laborde of Killen’s, Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya, Dominick Lee of Poitín, Drake Leonards of Eunice, Tony Luhrman of El Topo, Ara Malekian of Harlem Road BBQ, Dylan Murray of Benjy’s/Local Foods, Kevin Naderi of Roost, Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s, Soren Pedersen of Currant Kitchen, Ryan Pera of Coltivare, Monica Pope of Sparrow Cookshop, Arnaldo Richards of Picos, Nick Fine of Underbelly Hospitality, Martin Stayer of Nobie’s, and Austin Waiter of Tony’s.


During the Sunday Supper, Urban Harvest also announced plans for their next Sunday Supper, which will be held in May 2020 at Tony’s (3755 Richmond Avenue).

All proceeds from Sunday Supper will serve the organization in providing community and youth education classes, farmers markets, and supporting community gardens in the greater Houston area.


Founded in 1994, Urban Harvest envisions a healthier city where everyone has access to locally grown, nutritious food harvested from sustainable community gardens and farms.

Proceeds from the event will support Urban Harvest’s programs: Youth and Adult Education, Community Gardens and Farmers Markets.


For more information contact Kathryn Durkin at kathryn@madmegcreativeservices.com or (713) 397-6964, or visit urbanharvest.org.