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2023 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CHEFS, FARMERS, RANCHERS, SPONSORS, AND GUESTS WHO ATTENDED THE 5TH ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL!

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Congratulations to our 2022 Golden Cleaver winner, Tony Luhrman of El Topo in Houston!

 

Tony and his team showcased their Taco Suadero featuring overnight cure, open flame sear and six-hour confit Marfa Meats brisket served in a handmade heirloom corn tortilla with cilantro, pickled red onions and Salsa de Campeones.  

This is Tony's second Golden Cleaver win - he previously took home the gold in 2018 at the 3rd Annual Butcher's Ball.  Visit him at El Topo to get a taste of the Suadero, located in West University at 6119 Edloe.

PHOTOS FROM THE 5th ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL 

Photos by Emily Jaschke

2022 FEATURED CHEFS

Alex Au-Yeung | Phat Eatery, Houston

Jasmine Barela & Willow Villarreal | Willow's Texas BBQ, Houston

Nicola Blaque | The Jerk Shack, San Antonio

Axel Brave | Axel Provisions, Houston

Kevin Bryant | Roma, Houston

Jo Chan | Chan Hospitality, Austin

Tiffany Derry | Roots Southern Table, Farmer's Branch

Alyssa Dole | LuLoo's Day & Night, Houston

PJ Edwards | Meadow Neighborhood Eatery, San Antonio

Victoria Elizondo | Cochinita & Co, Houston

Kathy & Wade Elkins | Mimsy's Craft Barbecue, Houston

Karla Espinosa | KE Patissiere, Houston

Felix Florez | Cherry Block, Houston

Jean-Philippe Gaston | Luna Recovery Services, Houston

Sasha Grumman | Sasha's Focaccia, Houston

Sarah Heard & Nathan Lemley | Foreign & Domestic, Austin

Jennifer Hoffman | Big Mac's HTX, Houston

Cullen Holle | Country Sunshine, Brenham

Graham Laborde | Winnie's, Houston

Tony Luhrman | El Topo, Houston

Ara Malekian | Harlem Road Texas BBQ, Richmond

Justin Manning & Matt Lovelace | C&J BBQ, College Station

Rebecca Masson | Fluff Bake Bar, Houston

Bobby Matos & John Quinn | State of Grace / La Lucha, Houston

Jack Matusek | Raw Republic Meats, Austin

Dylan McShan | Easy Wind Catering, Marfa

EJ Miller | Muse, Houston

Kathleen Morgan | Honeychild Sweet Creams, Houston

Alex Padilla | The Original Ninfa's, Houston

Joseph Quellar | JQ's Tex Mex BBQ, Houston

Chris Roy | Winnie's, Houston

Martin Stayer | Nobie's / The Toasted Coconut, Houston

Thomas Stacy | ReikiNa, Houston

Jess DeSham Timmons | Camellia Monday, Houston

Joey Victorian | Victorian's Barbecue, Mart

Austin Waiter | The Marigold Club, Houston

Johnny Wesley | HTX Nitro Creamery, Houston

Jane Wild | Jane Wild Studios, Houston

2022 FEATURED FARMS & RANCHES

2022 SPONSORS

Acqua Panna | Pellegrino

Zwilling

Elijah Craig Bourbon

Desert Door Texas Sotol

Mill Scale Metalworks

Brianna's

Katz's Coffee

Santa Margherita

Tabasco

Ketel One Vodka

Penta Tequila

8th Wonder Brewery

Berkel Sales & Service

Ben E. Keith

The Paring

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

REVIVE Development

Brugal 1888 Rum

Bravado Spice Company

Treaty Oak Distilling

Brazos Valley Brewing Company

Mezcal Vago

Poggio Costa

Sabé

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of The Butcher's Ball, email sponsorship@butchersball.com

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THE BUTCHER’S BALL IS ABOUT MEAT,

THE CHEFS WHO LOVE IT, AND THE RANCHERS WHO RAISE IT.

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition to shine a light on the small, independent farms and ranches actively engaging in sustainability. 

But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about - it's an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities and make the connection between the producer and the consumer.

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition to shine a light on the small, independent farms and ranches actively engaging in sustainability. 

But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about - it's an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities and make the connection between the producer and the consumer.

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition to shine a light on the small, independent farms and ranches actively engaging in sustainability. 

But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about - it's an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities and make the connection between the producer and the consumer.

Since 2016, The Butcher's Ball has raised over $100,000 for various food-related organizations and initiatives throughout the state of Texas.  We continue our philanthrophy in 2022 by raising funds for the Houston-based non-profit Urban Harvest and their ongoing community garden programming, farmers markets, gardening classes, and youth education.

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what is the butcher's ball all about?

Founded in 2016 by three Houstonians in the food, beverage and entertainment industries who are passionate about supporting their local communities, The Butcher's Ball was originally developed as a way to bring together the incredible culinary talent that exists throughout Texas for a fun day out on the ranch. Quickly, the event grew into a way to not only celebrate these world-class chefs, but to spotlight those family-run and independently-owned farms and ranches that are the ones painstakingly raising, growing and cultivating the top quality products that we eat. 

The Butcher's Ball isn't your average festival - it is designed to educate and inform, inspire and motivate, and engage you with and connect you to our food systems, from production to consumption. 

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the golden cleaver competition

Twenty of Texas' best chefs battle for the best bite of the day and the chance at the coveted Golden Cleaver and a cash prize

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OPEN FIRE farm & ranch showcase

Highlighting those producers around the state that engage in ethical and sustainable practices and teaming them up with Texas chefs for a series of incredible tastings and spectacular demonstrations over open flame

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panel discussions

Culinary leaders gather on stage to discuss issues affecting all aspects of the industry, from producers to consumers and everything in between

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butchery demonstrations

The state's top butchers are on display, showcasing a variety of proteins and providing tips and tricks of the trade

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classes & workshops

From kids cooking classes to chef-led demonstrations, you'll return home with a new skill ready to share

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farmer's market

Shop around for locally-made items such as hot sauce, utensils, aprons, honey, and a variety of culinary delights

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craft beer & cocktails

Enjoy handcrafted libations from some of Texas' best bartenders and brewmaster, sure to whet your whistle

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live music

What better way to enjoy a day of eating and drinking, than with a little dancing too!

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