The Butcher's Ball by Rockin' Star Ranch
1:00 PM13:00

The Butcher's Ball by Rockin' Star Ranch

With a focus on sustainable ranching, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas's top chefs, ranchers and farmers from Houston and surrounding areas for a day-long celebration of meat. 20 chefs and their teams from across the state who will cook a variety of dishes - from brisket and ribs to pork and poultry - sourced from regional ranchers and farmers who advocate hormone free, sustainable agriculture. The Golden Cleaver, will go to the chef and their team whose dishes the public votes as the best.

In addition, there will be hands-on butchering demos, panel discussions and educational seminars throughout the day meant to educate about sustainable ranching practices and introduce the public to the leaders in Texas's local ranching and farming movement.

Rounding out the day will be live music from Texas musicians including the incomparable Dale Watson, a curated craft cocktail selection from renowned bartender Alba Huerta of Julep, a local farmer's market curated by Urban Harvest, and much more!

Get more information about the Butcher's Ball here! 


Competing for The Golden Cleaver

Butcher's Ball brings the farm to the fork by pairing up each chef with the favorite local rancher - 44 Farms, Black Hill Ranch,Yonder Way Farm, The Barry Farm, Three Sisters Farms, Liberty Provisions. More chefs to be announced soon:

- Ara Malekian - Harlem Road Texas BBQ, Richmond
- Ben Runkle - Salt & Time, Austin
- Benjy Mason - Down House, Houston
- Bobby Matos - State of Grace, Houston
- Brek Webber - Tin Roof BBQ, Spring
- Dawn Burrel - Uchi, Houston
- Dominick Lee - Kiran's, Houston
- E.J. Miller - Riel, Houston
- Martin Sayer - Nobie's, Houston
- Monica Pope - Sparrow Cook Shop, Houston
- Oliver Sitrin - Blind Butcher, Dallas
- Patrick Feges - Feges BBQ, Houston
- Russell Kirkham - Artisan's, Houston
- Ryan Hildebrand - FM Kitchen & Bar, Houston
- Ryan Savoie - Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston
- Willow Villarreal - Willow's Texas BBQ, Houston


Le Boucherie vs. La Mantaza


- Graham Laborde - Killen's, Houston
- Joe Cervantez - Brennan's, Houston
- Matt Lovelace - formerly of Triniti, Houston
- Mike Nutt - Cafe Rabelais, Houston
- Randy Evans - H-E-B, Houston


- Alex Padilla - Ninfa's on Navigation, Houston
- David Cordúa - Américas, Houston
- Kevin Callahan - Ritual, Houston
- Peter Garcia - El Meson, Houston
- Philippe Gaston - Izakaya, Houston



Butchering Demo: Bryan Butler - Salt & Time, Austin
Butchering Demo: Richard Knight - Breaking Bread, Houston
Pastries & Desserts: Rebecca Masson - Fluff Bake Bar, Houston
Cocktails: Alba Huerta - Julep, Houston
Cocktails: Robin Berwick - Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails, Houston
Cocktails: Lainey Collum - Yauatcha, Houston
Speaker: David Glover - Tejas Heritage Farms, Spring
Speaker: Felix Florez - Black Hill Ranch, Houston
Speaker: Jesse Griffith - Dai Due, Austin
Speaker: Representatives from Urban Harvest and Fooways Texas

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