JOIN US FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL 
NOVEMBER 12-13, 2022 at ROCKIN' STAR RANCH IN BRENHAM, TX

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

BUTCHER'S BALL FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

THE 5th ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL

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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, raise funds for local charities, 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.

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!

 

TICKETS & PACKAGES

DISCOUNTED BLIND PRESALE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS & BUTCHER'S BALLER PACKAGES AVAILABLE THROUGH AUGUST 15

GENERAL ADMISSION to the butcher's ball

  • Admission into The 5th Annual Butcher's Ball

  • Complimentary on-site parking

  • Access to all tastings from the 20 competing chefs plus dozens of additional chef activations, demonstrations, discussions, live music, and more

  • Complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails

  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages

Children 2-12: $40 | Under 2: Free

$140

$175

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BUTCHER'S BALLER package

$300

$350

Make a weekend out of it and join us for both the Saturday Night Butcher's Ball Farm to Table Dinner, and Sunday's big 5th Annual Butcher's Ball main event!

 

Package includes:

  • One ticket for the Butcher's Ball Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday 11/12

  • One ticket to The Butcher's Ball on Sunday 11/13.

 

If you are coming from out of town, consider the Baller Weekend for 4 package below, or CLICK HERE for some of our recommendations for staying in and around the Brenham area.

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BALLER WEEKEND FOR 4
$3000

Only 6 available! An exclusive opportunity to stay on-site at Rockin' Star Ranch during Butcher's Ball weekend.

 

Package includes:

  • Accommodations in one of the Rockin' Star Ranch's luxury casitas* (sleeps up to four individuals) - Check-in at 2pm on Saturday 11/12, Check-out at 10am on Monday 11/14

  • Cocktails and bites by the pool on Saturday afternoon

  • Opportunities to go horseback riding on Saturday afternoon

  • Tickets for your party (up to four) to the Butcher's Ball Farm to Table Chef Dinner on Saturday Evening, along with an afterparty by the pool with the chefs and live music

  • Tickets for your party (up to four) to the 5th Annual Butcher's Ball on Sunday 11/13

  • Afterparty, light bites, relaxation and more on Sunday evening

  • Breakfast by the pool on Monday 11/14

  • An incredible weekend hanging out with and getting to know the best chefs in Texas

 

Accommodations are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Four poolside casitas each have a queen bed downstairs, and two twin beds in the loft. The Patio Cottage and the Garden Cottage each have a king bed and two twin beds.

A member of the Butcher's Ball team will contact you to coordinate your sleeping arrangements to best fit your group.

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ADD-ONS

BUTCHER's BALL FARM-to-table dinner $200

An unforgettable and magical experience on Saturday, November 12 -  the evening before The Butcher's Ball! Join us for an extensive multi-course dinner created by no less than 10 of our featured Butcher's Ball chefs and culinary leaders, complete with wine, beer and cocktail pairings included - along with a sunset hayride and cocktail hour, and musical entertainment!

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Once dinner is over, you're invited to hang out with the chefs in the chef camp, as they prepare for The Butcher's Ball the following day. An absolutely one-of-a-kind evening and a true foodie's dream.

Chefs and spirit/wine partners to be announced later this summer.

LIMITED TO 100 GUESTS!

Note: Does NOT include a ticket to The Butcher's Ball on Sunday 11/13. However, you are NOT required to purchase a ticket for The Butcher's Ball in order to attend the dinner.

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ROUND-TRIP TRANSPORTATION $50

Don't worry about driving! Hop on our luxury bus on Sunday, November 13 and we'll take you to The Butcher's Ball and back. We'll even provide drinks and snacks!

Transportation is available from both Houston and Austin -- specific pick-up locations will be announced closer to the date. Bus will leave at approximately 10am from both Houston and Austin.

Must purchase a ticket to The Butcher's Ball in order to purchase round-trip transportation.

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KIDS COOKING CLASS $40

An opportunity for your child, age 4-17, to learn from Houston's talented chefs the basics of cooking while also engaging the class to care about where their food comes from.

The class will take place during The Butcher's Ball festivities on 11/13, with the exact time to be announced closer to the event date.

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SHOP THE
BUTCHER'S BALL

ALL MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THE 5TH ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL

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farms & ranches

The Butcher's Ball is dedicated to highlighting and supporting local Texas farms and ranches that are actively engaging in ethical, sustainable and humane production practices. We require that all of our participating chefs and culinary leaders be passionate advocates for this type of food production and are sourcing their product year-round from these types of businesses. 

2022 FEATURED FARMS & RANCHES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST

Take a look at a few of our previously featured farms & ranches

 

2022 chef lineup

golden cleaver competitors

Twenty chefs from across Texas compete for the best bite of the day.

Who will take home the coveted Golden Cleaver?  The choice is yours.

COMPETITORS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST

THE butchers baller 

open fire farm & ranch showcase

Returning Butcher's Ball chefs highlight their favorite local farms and ranches through spectacular cooking demonstrations and delicious tastings, encouraging you to get to know where your food comes from.

BALLERS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST

BUTCHERY DEMONSTRATIONS

The State's top butchers will demonstrate how to properly butcher our featured local game.

All meat butchered will be auctioned off with the money raised going directly to Urban Harvest.

DEMONSTRATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST

PREVIOUS BUTCHER'S BALL FEATURED CHEFS & CULINARY LEADERS

JEFF BALFOUR  Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery  San Antonio

ROBIN BERWICK  Double Trouble  Houston

NICOLA BLACQUE  The Jerk Shack  San Antonio

AXEL BRAVE  AXEL Provisions  Austin

DAWN BURRELL  Late August  Houston

BRYAN BUTLER  Salt & Time  Austin

KEVIN CALLAHAN  The Oaks  Katy

MARTIN CAMPOS  Porter’s  College Station

SEAN “BUFFALO” CARROLL  Melange Creperie  Houston

JOE CERVANTEZ  Pier 6  Kemah

JASON COLLIER  Houston

LANIE COLLUM  Monkey’s Tail  Houston

DAVID CORDÚA  The Lymbar  Houston

CHRIS DAVIES  Uchi  Houston

RICK DIXON  R-C Ranch  Angleton

ADAM DORRIS  Coterie  Houston

TOMMY ELBASHARY  B&B Butcher’s  Houston

WADE ELKINS  Reveille Barbecue  Magnolia

CHARLIE ESTRADA  The Meat Doctor  Pearland

RANDY EVANS  H-E-B  Houston

ERIN FEGES  Feges BBQ  Houston

PATRICK FEGES  Feges BBQ  Houston

FELIX FLOREZ  Cherry Block Craft Butcher  Houston

FORD FRY  Ford Fry Concepts  Atlanta

EVELYN GARCIA  Kin HTX  Houston

PETER GARCIA  El Meson  Houston

TOMMY GARCIA-PRATTS  Finca Tres Robles  Houston

PHILIPPE GASTON  Houston

SHAWN GAWLE  Rosie Cannonball  Houston

GARRETT GUNDERMANN  Gundermann Acres  Houston

SKYLAR HANKA  The Prairie Recovery Center  Round Top

STEVE HARRISON  44 Farms  Houston

SARAH HEARD  Foreign & Domestic  Austin

RYAN HILDEBRAND  Hildee’s  Wimberley

JENNIFER HOFFMAN  Leeland House  Houston

CULLEN HOLLE  Jax Brenham  Brenham

TYLER HORNE  Urban Harvest Houston

ALBA HUERTA  Julep  Houston

CASSY KEEFE  Downhouse Houston

LIBBY KENNEDY  Urban Harvest  Houston

BRANDI KEY  Alice Blue  Houston

JASON KERR  Little Kitchen HTX  Houston

ARASH KHARAT  Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Houston

RUSSELL KIRKHAM  Artisan’s  Houston

RICHARD KNIGHT  Atlas Diner  Houston

PEJA KRSTIC  Mot Hai Ba  Dallas

GRAHAM LABORDE  Winnie’s  Houston

RYAN LACHAINE  Riel  Houston

HANI LAE  Houston

DOMINICK LEE  Alligator Pear Hospitality  Houston

NATHAN LEMLEY  Foreign & Domestic  Austin

GINA LOPEZ  El Burro & The Bull  Houston

JAVIER LOPEZ  Sysco  Houston

TEDDY LOPEZ  Killen’s STQ  Houston

MATT LOVELACE  Houston

BRADY LOWE  Cochon555 Atlanta

GREG LOWRY  Houston

TONY LUHRMAN  El Topo  Houston

ARA MALEKIAN  Harlem Road Texas BBQ  Richmond

JUSTIN MANNING  C&J Barbecue  College Station

REBECCA MASSON  Fluff Bake Bar  Houston

BOBBY MATOS  Ford Fry Concepts  Houston

JACK MATUSEK  Raw Republic Meats  Austin

JUDITH McGREARY  FARFA  Austin

GABE MEDINA  Click Virtual Food Hall  Houston

MIKE MICHNA  Reveille Barbecue  Magnolia

EJ MILLER  International Smoke  Houston

CAT NGUYEN  RNDC  Houston

MIKE NUTT  Cafe Rabelais  Houston

ALEX PADILLA  The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation Houston

MARK PARMLEY  Houston

MONICA POPE  Sparrow Cookshop  Houston

JULIA POPLAWSKY  Central Texas Meat Collective  Austin

JOSEPH QUELLAR  JQ’s Tex-Mex BBQ   Houston

ESAUL RAMOS  2M Smokehouse  San Antonio

LINDSAY RAE  Two Headed Dog  Houston

JONNY RHODES  Indigo   Houston

STEFON RISHEL  51fifteen Houston

BEN RUNKLE  Salt & Time Austin

LINDA SALINAS  It’s Just Drinks  Houston

RYAN SAVOIE  Saint Arnold  Houston

THOMAS SCHROEDER  Audubon CRP

MARK SCOTT  Convenience West  Marfa

AUSTIN SIMMONS  Tris  The Woodlands

OLIVER SITRIN  Blind Butcher  Dallas

SCOTT SNODGRASS  Edible Group  Houston

RYAN SOROKA  8th Wonder Brewery  Houston

MARTIN STAYER  Nobie’s  Houston

JOHN TESAR  Knife  Dallas

JESS TIMMONS  Houston

MAX TORRES  Cake & Bacon  Houston

BRAMWELL TRIPP  Loro  Austin

SARAH TROXELL  Toasted Coconut   Houston

DAVID UGYUR  Lucia / Macellaio  Dallas

JORGE VALENCIA  LMN Hospitality  Houston

ALBERT VASQUEZ  Pan de Taco  Houston

DANIEL VAUGHN  Texas Monthly  Austin

JOEY VICTORIAN Victorian’s BBQ  Houston

WILLOW VILLARREAL  Killen’s BBQ  Houston

ANTOINE WARE  The Warwick  Houston

JEFF WHITE  Boiler House  San Antonio

DUSTIN WINDHAM  Grit Grocery Houston

BREK WEBBER  Tin Roof BBQ  Atascocita

JEFF WEINSTOCK  Cake & Bacon  Houston

JOHNNY WESLEY  HTX Nitro Creamery  Houston

JANE WILD  Jane & The Lion  Houston

 

drinks

beer, wine & Spirit program coming soon

 
 

2022 butcher's ball sponsors

COMPLETE 2022 SPONSOR LINEUP WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER THIS SUMMER

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous support, many of whom have been part of The Butcher's Ball since it began. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of The Butcher's Ball, email sponsorship@butchersball.com

Our Butcher's Ball Sponsors over the Years

1836 Olive Oil

44 Farms

8th Wonder Brewery

Ace Mart

Advantage International

American Lamb Board

Aperol

Banville Wine Merchants

Batterson Printing

Berkel

Billy Twang

Black Hill Meats

Brazos Wine Imports

Brianna's Fine Salad Dressings

Brother's Produce

Bunzl Processor Division

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Cake & Bacon

Casamigos Tequila

Central Market

Chubby Dog Farm

Classified Wines

Cutwater Spirits

C-T Design

Deep Eddy Vodka

DLG Ice Factory

Dish Society

Ditta Customized Premium Meats

Don Q

DR Delicacy

Eat My Pralines

Edible Houston

El Tesoro Tequila

Euro-Mid, Inc.

European Cellars

Fistful of Bourbon

Fluff Bake Bar

Four Roses Bourbon

Gerald Franklin Agency

Gin Design Group

Grit Grocery

Heartbrand Beef

Hendrick's Gin

Herradura Tequila

Highland Park Whiskey

Hill Country Dairies

Houstonia Magazine

Houston Food Bank

Inland Seafood

Juice Consulting

Julep

Karbach Brewing Co.

Katz Coffee

Ketel One Vodka

Knob Creek

Kobrand Wine & Spirits

Koch Supplies

Liberty Provisions

Little Joy Recycling

Liquid Alchemist

LOAM Agronomics

Lone Star Beer

Louisiana Foods

Lucio Tailoring Co.

Macallan

Maker's Mark

Marble Ranch

Mike Hopkins Distributing

Mill Scale Metalworks

Monkey's Tail

Mundovino

Pedernales Brewing Company

Pitts & Spitts

R-C Ranch

Revive Development

Revolucion Coffee + Juice

Rockin' Star Ranch

Rocking 711 Ranch

Rosewater Clear Lake

Royer's Pie Haven

Rioja Wines

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Serenity Knives

Splice Records

Steel & Stone Knife Shop

Terlato Wine Group

Terrapin Farms Texas Dorper

Texas Farm Credit

Texas Premium Charcoal

The Toasted Coconut

The Wave

Three Sisters Farms

Tito's Vodka

Topo Chico

Treaty Oak Distilling

Vineyard Brands

Vinyl Ranch

Wagyu Excelent

True Myth Winery

Waterloo Sparkling Water

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