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When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Hilton Houston Westchase, 9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas
Cost: $45 General Admission; $75 Momentum BMW West Ultimate VIP Luxury Lounge (+$5 if purchased at the door, while supplies last)
Enjoy a Grand Tasting Evening featuring fine wines and culinary fare from West Houston's best all sampled at the stylish, global leader in hospitality, the Hilton Houston Westchase to the backdrop of musical entertainment. Sip and Savour something new!
Launched in conjunction with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Zest in the West is a ZESTIVAL designed and dedicated to the residents and employees in the West Houston area.
The silent and live auction proceeds benefit the West Houston Leadership Institute, providing scholarship funds for participants of this ground-breaking ten month program that is coordinated with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. The West Houston Leadership institute's purpose is to build a committed, informed and engaged core of community leaders to plan and care for the future of West Houston.
Chef Kerri Allee's culinary career (journey) began at the age of 5 when she received her first cast iron skillet from a dear family friend and mentor, Mae Mae Johnson. Kerri would sit on the kitchen counter and watch Mae Mae cook the family meals; she was fascinated. For her fifth birthday she asked her Mom, who is a talented and inspiring cook in her own right, for Quiche Lorraine to be served and a chef was born! Food and preparing beautiful, healthy meals have been her passion ever sense!
Kerri rounded out her culinary education at the Art Institute of Houston with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts and has recently returned from Barcelona, Spain, where she had the pleasure of taking local cooking classes. With an emphasis on the art of Paella, Tapas and local desserts, Chef Kerri's experience was well rounded and glorious. She is also a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and certified in Food Safety by ServSafe Corporation.
Chef Kerri spent many years early in her career working at Hilton Hotels in New England and fine restaurants in Ridgefield, CT. She served as Executive Dinning Chef to the President of Conoco in Houston, TX. and was Executive Chef at Compaq Computers now Hewlett Packard.
After over 20 years in the Food Service Industry, Chef Kerri has changed her direction to bring the restaurant experience to your home in a more personal and intimate way. You can have casual or formal dining without the hassle and clean up, dinner for two, Interactive Dinner parties for a group of friends, hors d' oeuvres and cocktails or gourmet meal service waiting for you to heat up and enjoy after a long day. The possibilities are endless, call or email today to start your culinary journey.
If wine is not your thing and you enjoy great craft brews with culinary treats, then the Foam on the Range Foam Zone is for you! Craft beers pair perfectly with the creations of the West Houston restaurants and will be an additional taste for your pallet to explore.
Join your friends and neighbors at West Houston’s premier Beer Festival, Foam on the Range!
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cab Franc
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus
Banfi Cum Laude
Director's Cut Cabernet
Director's Cut Pinot Noir
Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut
Perrier Jouet Grand Brut
Rapture Cabernet Sauvignon
Rocca Chianti Classico Reserve
Rodney Strong Symmetry
San Angelo Pinoit Grigio
Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
Stag's Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon
Trinchero Chicken Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
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