The Educational Outlet Series is our way of giving back to our members with the gift of knowledge. We bring an expert panel to discuss an important matter relevant to restaurateurs and associate members and provide an open forum for questions. Topics range from tax laws, alcohol certifications and social media insight. The Greater Houston Restaurant Association, (GHRA) has partnered with the University Of Houston Small Business Development Center, UH SBDC! We plan to bring even more educational outlets, seminars, and workshops available as your trusted source in Houston for updated information related to the restaurant industry.
UPCOMING FALL EDUCATIONAL OUTLETS INCLUDE:
~EO2: Wine and Food Pairing for the Holidays!~
Wine and food are definitely two great tastes that go together; and the combination is anything but a fad. Pairing wine with food is not the mystery that some people make it out to be, especially when you have the top experts showing you the way.
Whether you are a restaurateur that can use help choosing the wines for your list that will match perfectly with your menu to delight your customers and increase your profits, or a home cook that wants to make your dinner parties an even bigger hit, this event is for you! Learn the secrets and techniques of pairing wine and food from some of Houston’s most successful chefs and sommeliers. Not only will you learn the theory, but you’ll taste and experience the results.
Seating is limited to 50 guests!
WHERE: Mockingbird Bistro, 1985 Welch Street, Houston
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011, 3-5pm
COST: $25 for GHRA Members, $35 for non-members
MODERATED BY: Joe Abuso, owner of Genuine Hospitality, Culinary Institute of America Graduate, chef, renown Houston caterer and Certified Sommelier. Joe is also a cherished GHRA Board Member who is our “go to guy” for all things wine-related! To learn more about Joe, click here.
- Guy Stout, one of only 168 Master Sommeliers in the world and the Corporate Director of Beverage Education for the Glazer’s Family of Companies. Click here to learn more about Guy.
- Sean Beck, certified sommelier running the wine lists of three of Houston’s best restaurants – Backstreet Café, Hugo’s and Trevisio. Sean was named by Houston Press this year as the Best Restaurant Sommelier, 2011. Click here to learn more about Sean.
- Chef Pedro Garcia, Executive chef and owner of El Meson, Pedro is also a Certified Sommelier. We are also proud to say that he is a GHRA Board Member. To see Chef Pedro in action, click here.
- A surprise guest sommelier/chef!
The University of Houston Small Business Development Center, UH SBDC is located at 2302 Fannin, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77002.For more info visit www.sbdc.uh.edu .
The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) Intensive 2 day seminars geared for restaurant managers are held at US Food Service located at 4000 Interwood South Parkway Houston, Texas 77032. These seminars are sponsored by US Food Service and Auto-Chlor©. For more info visit http://www.restaurantville.com/.
Most of our classes are $20 per person – Open to members and non-members – RSVP to 713.802.1200 or email@example.com – or go directly to the links provided above to register with UHSBDC online.