Chris is excited to bring two of his friends, Jamie Bissonnette and Chris Cosentino, to cook in Houston for the first time.
Jamie is the James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Toro, a Barcelona-style tapas bar, and Coppa, an Italian enoteca, in the South End. Toro also has homes in New York City, Bangkok, and Dubai. Bissonnette was awarded the inaugural People's Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast. In 2016, Bissonnette, alongside chef partner Ken Oringer opened Little Donkey, in Cambridge, MA.
Chris is co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb restaurant, Jackrabbit in Portland, OR, and Acacia House at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley. Cosentino cooked at some of the country’s most beloved restaurants, including Red Sage in Washington, D.C. and Rubicon, Chez Panisse, Belon, and Redwood Park in the Bay Area, before opening Incanto, his first executive chef position. At Incanto, Cosentino drew critical acclaim for his innovative Italian and whole animal cooking. During Incanto’s twelve-year tenure, Cosentino mastered the art of hand-crafted cured meats and helped raise awareness about utilizing the entire animal, including its offal. In 2014, Cosentino opened Cockscomb, showcasing a range of sustainable meat cuts and dishes inspired by the city’s rich culinary and artistic history. In 2017, Cosentino opened Jackrabbit in spring to highlight the Pacific Northwest’s rich ingredient palate and talented artisans, followed by Acacia House at Los Alcobas Napa Valley. Author of the 2012 cookbook Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal, Cosentino’s long-awaited Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart with Guts, was released in fall 2017, celebrating whole-animal cooking. He also collaborated with Marvel and wrote Wolverine: In The Flesh. Cosentino won season four of BRAVO's "Top Chef Masters,” earning over $140,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and he is a member of Chefs Cycle, a 300-mile annual bicycle ride that raises funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry.
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