Welcome To The
14th Annual Risotto Festival


Sunday, November 10, 2019 2-6 PM

For Fans of Fine Food & Wine

Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend one of Houston’s finest culinary festivals. The 14th International Risotto Festival will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center. This gourmet strolling event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods and wonderful wines including samplings of antipasti, tastings of all risotto entries, Italian music and entertainment, exotic car display, activities for kids and designer showroom tours. Some of Houston’s top chefs will be competing in this year’s competition.

The Most Creative Food Festival Ever

Since its founding in 2000, this popular charitable event has raised more than $750,000 for worthy causes including the Children’s Assessment Center, Casa de Esperanza, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Dean’s Academic Excellence Fund at the Conrad N Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston, The Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Education Foundation providing scholarships for students

Proud to Benefit BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids

The International Risotto Festival will benefit BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids.  BEAR is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides hope and help for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them within Harris County.  bearesourcehouston.org

Event Chairs & Host Committee

Event Chairs

Serving as Event Chairs are
Brandi Key, Kelly Laudadio, Jorge Valencia.

Honorary Chair

Serving as our Honorary Chair is
Texas Business Travel Association

Host Committee will be Announced September 1

Top Chefs to Enter the Competition

The Line-Up for our Culinary Competition will be announced on September 1!

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors & Donors

The 14th International Risotto Festival cordially invites you to support this year’s event benefiting
BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids.
Sponsorships & Donations

Proud to Partner with Cultural & Affinity Organizations