All-star roster of Austin chefs participating in Hurricane Harvey benefit Sunday

Many of the best chefs in Austin are coming together Sunday evening at 800 Congress Ave. to host Austin Chefs Night Out: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Following the format of a food festival evening event, the night will feature small plates, beer, wine and cocktails. The roster of chefs preparing dishes includes Shawn Cirkiel (Parkside Projects), Tyson Cole (Uchi/Uchiko), Todd Duplechan (Lenoir), Kevin Fink (Emmer & Rye), Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie), Bryce Gilmore (Odd Duck/Barley Swine), Yoshi Okai (Otoko), Rene Ortiz (Launderette), Zack Perez (Paperboy), Amanda Rockman (South Congress Hotel), Laura Sawicki (Launderette), Callie Speer (Holy Roller), Philip Speer (Bonhomie), Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo/Chicon), Nic Yanes (Juniper) and more. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m.

Laura Sawicki and Rene Ortiz of Launderette are two of the many star chefs participating in Sunday’s event.
Contributed by Launderette

Tickets, which are now on sale, are being offered at three donation levels ($75, $250, and $500), with 100% of ticket sales going to  the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. In addition to the contributions from the chefs, the event has also received donations from a host of purveyors. More information and tickets at





Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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