Houston Chef Gala

2019 Houston Chef Gala

Autism Speaks proudly presents their inaugural, annual Chef Gala Houston. Our work and your support is more important than ever as the prevalence of autism has increased to an estimated 1 in 59 children.

This unique, culinary extravaganza will feature Houston's finest chefs creating their signature “small plate” tasting for guests. The evening will include exclusive packages offered in silent and live auctions. Don’t miss out on this exceptional evening and get your tickets now!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

6:00PM -7:00PM VIP Reception
6:30PM Check-In and Reception
7:00PM to 10:00PM Event Program

Hotel Derek
2525 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

Event Committee

Event Chair
Ivonne Delgado

Logistics Chair
Joey Moppert

Table Sales & Underwriting Co-Chairs
Laura Scyrkels & Ashley Faltisek

Ashley Elks
Allyson Howard
Stephanie Mayo
Laurie Marino


Download information about sponsorship levels here

Thank you to our 2019 event sponsors. 

Chef De Partie
Plains All American
Maitre D' Valet Sponsor
Reed Smith
Maitre D' Sweet Treats of Houston Sponsor
Spectrum of Hope
Program Sponsor
Wells Fargo
Oyster Creek Bayou Sponsor
Mac Haik Final
Kuiper Law Firm


Download information about becoming an event chef here

2019 Presenting Restaurants & Chefs

  • Chef Mary Bass
  • Cordon Cool Cooking School & Catering, a collaborative effort of the Next Step Academy
  • Ra Sushi
  • Revolve Kitchen + Bar
  • Starbucks 
  • The Barking Pig
  • The Bearded Baker
  • The Phoenix on Westheimer 
  • The Westin Houston Medical Center
  • Truluck's: VIP Reception 

Appetizers presented by Hotel Derek 


For questions, please contact:

Kaitlin Hart, Director, Field Development- Houston, TX
Cell: (713) 724-5092

Betti Guzman, Senior Regional Director- South Central & Midwest
Cell: 713-231-4574

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