Wine & Food Week, presented by H-E-B, will take place until June 10 in The Woodlands. Will Springfield, chef and owner of Your Private Chef Houston, is representing GO TEXAN and Texas Shrimp as part of the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase, presented by Capital One Bank, on Saturday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase will feature 50 chefs cooking in the Chef of Chefs competition, more than 500 wines, the Art of Wine Tasting – People’s Choice, Just Desserts competition, and the Cadillac Gourmet Coffee & Chocolate Bar
Among Springfield’s duties at Your Private Chef include personal chef and catering services and teaching private in-home cooking classes. He launched Houston Pro Demo in January, a promotional company for food/wine retail products that calls upon Springfield’s many years of experience at H-E-B markets as their media chef/new products program developer/retail sales trainer for chefs.
Springfield began his culinary career, which has spanned more than a quarter-century, as an apprentice at one of Houston’s best-known French restaurants of the day. He then served as an apprenticed under a “mad” Italian Chef at a resort on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After returning to Houston, he worked on building his resume by working in local restaurants, hotels, and country clubs where he eventually worked his way up to an executive chef title. Along the way, Springfield took off from time to time to attend several notable cooking schools around the world.
The H-E-B Wine Walk @ Market Street will take place Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at
The Woodlands’ Market Street on 9595 Six Pines Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets costs $50 in advance and $60 at the door. The taste and stroll experience in Market Street’s European-style center will feature wine and light bites at more than 40 tasting stations.
Sips, Suds & Sliders, presented by The Woodlands Mall, will take place Friday, June 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott on 1601 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The Texas-size celebration will feature live music, specialty beers, values wines and a gourmet slider competition.
Tickets cost $125 in advance for the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase and will take place at the Woodlands Marriott Waterway on 1601 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands.