Welcome To The
14th Annual Risotto Festival

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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.

With over 50 years collectively in the restaurant business, event chairs Brandi Key, Kelly Laudadio and Jorge Valencia are serving as the chairs for the 14th International Risotto Festival…but that is not all they serve! Together, they make up LMN Hospitality, a company that does it all: in-home private dining, cocktail parties, cooking classes, backyard parties, event planning, and restaurant consulting. Brandi, Kelly and Jorge are a powerhouse team that exude just as much passion in the kitchen as they do in the Houston community.

Honorary Chair

Serving as our Honorary Chair is
Texas Business Travel Association

Serving as the Honoree of the 14th International Risotto Festival is the Texas Business Travel Association (TBTA), the premier professional trade organization providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between managers of corporate travel, travel industry suppliers, and regulatory agencies. TBTA's Community Outreach Program will grant financial support and hands-on volunteerism to BEAR, allowing the non-profit to provide over 25,000 services annually to abused and neglected children throughout Harris County.

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!
Chef Registration

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