By October 19, 2017Uncategorized


Popular culinary event to raise monies for Children in Crisis

HOUSTON, TX (June 1, 2017) – Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend one of Houston’s finest culinary festivals. The 12th International Risotto Festival will be held on Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center. One of Houston’s finest gourmet food festivals, this event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods prepared by some of Houston’s greatest chefs along with fantastic wines PLUS music and entertainment, exotic cars, a charity auction, activities for kids and designer showroom tours.

Advance Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased online at for $75 per person or $175 for VIP tickets. Children under 12 are free. VIP tickets purchased in advance include valet parking and access to the VIP tent where guests can mingle with participating sponsors, chefs and judges, sip fine wines and enjoy a fine selection of desserts.

This year’s culinary Risotto Festival will benefit Casa de Esperanza de los Niños. Casa de Esperanza – the House of Hope for Children – is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the

effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential care, and coordinates medical and psychological services according to the needs of each child.


Honorary Chairs of The 12th International Risotto Festival are Janie and Todd Mason. Serving as Event Chairs are Julie and Stephen Chen, Raine and Alan Falik, Leslie and Charles Simmons.

The International Risotto Festival was founded in 2000 and has a rich history as a true culinary competition for a good cause. More than 75 of Houston’s finest chefs have competed to help raise in excess of $650,000 for local charities in the 12 productions of the festival since that date.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets please visit or call 713-864-2660.


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