Autism Speaks Chef Gala Houston
June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Although our desire was to gather in person for the 2021 Chef Gala Houston on February 5th, the safety and wellbeing of our families and supporters remains our top priority. Autism Speaks continues to monitor the evolving situation around COVID-19 and our sincere hope is that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. As a result, the 2021 Autism Speaks Chef Gala Houston will now be held in person on June 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM at The Westin Houston Medical Center. You can still expect the evening to be filled with a robust silent and live auction, signature cocktails and hors d’oeuveres by Chef Peter Cox of the Westin’s Terrace 54 Bar + Table. Guests will enjoy unique culinary creations from more than 15 renowned Houston Chefs. To make the evening even mores special, all of our featured Chef’s will be assisted by Junior Sous Chefs who are either children or young adults on the spectrum.
We are thrilled to announce our 2021 Chef Gala Honoree, Jim McIngvale of Gallery Furniture, affectionately known as “Mattress Mack”. We are so proud to be able to recognize a very special Houston leader and community member who has done so much for our city. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is a Texas-grown phenomenon who knows how to “Save You Money, TODAY!” Learn more about Mack, by clicking on the 2021 Honoree tab!
By joining us, you’ll be empowering our work to promote solutions for the needs of people with autism and their families and will support our continued commitment to create a kinder, more inclusive world.
Autism Speaks Culinary Cares Fund
Ten percent (10%) of net funds raised this year at all Autism Speaks chef events nationwide will support the newly created Autism Speaks Culinary Cares Fund. This fund provides $500 relief grants to culinary industry employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with demonstrated need who have autism or another intellectual or developmental disability, or who care for someone who does. In addition to the relief grants, applicants on the spectrum will be the first to have access to our newly developed coaching platform, which provides individualized support, professional development, upskilling and more.
For more information:
Phone (713) 724-5092