Chris Shepherd’s TABLE TO STAGE slated for Monday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Stages

Three of Houston’s most esteemed pitmasters, Greg Gatlin, Leonard Botello IV, and Patrick Feges scheduled for December 11th

December 18th will be second event this month featuring Bludorn and Navy Blue chef/owner, Aaron Bludorn

Table to Stage will bring a celebrated selection of the top names in food and beverage to Stages for an exclusive series. With a mix of Houston’s best chefs and culinary leaders from across the country, Table to Stage allows you access to big names in our intimate theaters.

Get to know the people behind the food: what inspires them, what drives them, and how they got to where they are now. Each evening includes an intimate conversation between Chris and his guests, as well as time for you to ask your own questions.

Monday, December 11th at 7:30pm 

Three of Houston’s most esteemed pitmasters, Greg Gatlin, Leonard Botello IV, and Patrick Feges join Chris for a roundtable discussion on life behind and beyond the smoker.

Monday, December 18th at 7:30pm

Bludorn and Navy Blue chef/owner Aaron Bludorn takes the stage to talk to Chris about his early love of the culinary industry that was ignited as a teen in the Pacific Northwest, fostered through kitchens and culinary school across California and New York State, and honed under mentors Daniel Boulud and Gavin Kaysen at the renown Café Boulud, as well as his journey to opening his own restaurants in his wife’s hometown of Houston, how he balances work with a young family, and his philanthropic work with Careers Through Culinary Arts Programs (C-CAP), Southern Smoke, and more. 

More about Table to Stage:

Many Houston restaurant-lovers have gotten to know their favorite chefs through their signature dishes, the occasional stop at their table during a meal or brief exchange at Southern Smoke Festival booth, and national figures through TV appearances and recipes in magazines. Table to Stage brings local, regional, and national chefs and culinary pros center-stage for an intimate conversation with Chef Chris that dives into their inspiration, drive, and path to success. 

Two dialogue driven segments include questions that Chris custom tailors to his guests, and time for an audience Q&A so viewers can engage directly, as well as meet & greet opportunities after the curtains close. 

Throughout the next six months, local pitmasters Greg Gatlin (Gatlin’s BBQ), Leonard Botello IV (Truth BBQ), and Patrick Feges (Feges BBQ), Bludorn and Navy Blue chef/owner Aaron Bludorn, Lucille’s chef/owner Chris Williams, James Beard Award-winning chef and Texas native Sarah Greuneberg of Monteverde in Chicago, BBQ legend Aaron Franklin, microwave master and international culinary sensation David Chang, and James Beard Award nominated cookbook author/New York Times food reporter Priya Krishna will take the stage at the cozy 250 seat theater so  Houstonians can get an up-close and personal experience. 

Ticket information

With only 250 seats per event, this series is selling quickly.  Ticket information at Stages is located at 800 Rosine Street in Houston.

Photos courtesy of Table to Stage