I'll Have What She's Having
by Women Who Know How to Stir the Pot
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Upcoming Events



Something for Everyone Inaugural Benefit in Three Acts - April 8, 2018

Hosted by Lori Choi, Tracy Vaught, Gracie Cavnar and Mimi Del Grande at the Ivy and James in Evelyn’s Park, Bellaire.

I’ll Have What She’s Having invites you to a fundraising event in three acts (3 events on 1 day at 1 location), bringing together over 100 of our best known female chefs, up-and-coming culinarians and beloved industry professionals to create an unprecedented dining experience in Houston.

This trio of events aims to raise $1 million dollars in support of Texan healthcare.

Something for Everyone aspires to create an inclusive opportunity for all Houstonians to support women's health and women in the restaurant industry.

    April 8 Schedule of Events

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    4-6 PM: Amuse Bouche
    A mix and mingle affair with seven cocktail stations, with small bites by up-and-coming Houston culinary stars. 

    Tickets are $99 each. Big Cheers to Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, our beer sponsor!


    Participating chefs and beverage specialists: Kaitlin Steets (T Rex) • Madelyn Lester (Nancy’s Hustle) • Mary Cuclis (Pondicheri) • Patricia Burdette • Keisha Bocage (Bocage Catering) • Roshni Gurnani (ChefRosh.com) • Stephanie Hoban (Ripe Cuisine) • Cuc Lam (Sing).

    Julie Rogers, Night Heron • Izabela Stola-Lerma, Lei Low • Caitlin Vann, Lei Low • Laurie Harvey, Cherry Pie Hospitality • Vanessa Trevino Boyd • Kris Sowell • Monica Townsend, • Leslie Ross Krockenberger, Reserve 101 • Hannah Thalenberg • Marcella Arreaga, Public Services • Sarah Troxell, Nobie's • Carla Cardini, Houston Wine Merchant • Elyse Blechman • Lainey Collum • Lindsay RaeGrand Prize • Lindsay Heffron • Niken Prabanto, Greenway Coffee • Kate Mechura, State Fare • Haley McFarland • Ashley Rhoads • Christina Ramey, Eight Row Flint • Alec Marmon, Star Fish • Savannah Yeager, Eight Row Flint • Linda Salinas • Molly Brown • Emily Tucker • Rebecca Ramsey • Cat Nguyen • Fallon Wright, Emmaline

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    6:30 PM: Al Fresco, A Picnic in the Park

    Picnic basket with dinner for 2 people ($250), includes locally-sourced produce, beverages, re-usable utensils, plates, shopping bag.

    Participating chefs and beverage specialists: Barbara McKnight (Culinaire) • Janice Schindeler (Words and Food) • Claire Smith (Canopy, Alice Blue) • Jody Stevens (Jodycakes) • Alyssa Dole • Valerie Trasatti (Benevento Bake Shop) • Vanessa Trevino Boyd • Laurie Harvey, Cherry Pie Hospitality •


    6 PM: Charitable Feast ...Reception, three-course dinner, sommelier selections

    Attendees will enjoy a performance by the award-winning vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills Band. $500 per person.

    Welcome reception begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a dinner prepared by Anita Jaisinghani (Pondicheri), Erin Smith (Feges BBQ), Jamie Zelko (Zelko Concepts), Lynette Hawkins (Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino) and Monica Pope (Sparrow Cookshop), sourced by local farmers. Sommeliers Vanessa Trevino Boyd and Monica Townsend will curate wine pairings produced by women winemakers and women-owned wineries. With a Powerhouse of Pastry and Baking Talent: Karen Man • Jill Bartolome, Aqui • Ruth Gonzales, Coltivare • Andrea de Gortari, Revival MarketThe Bake Happening • Julia Doran, Nancy's Hustle •  Sharon Gofreed • Susan Molzan, Cherry Pie Hospitality • Allison Ngo • Valerie Trasatti, Benevento Bake Shop

    Sponsorships and Silent Auction

    For more information on sponsorships and silent auction contributions please contact Dr. Lori Choi at info@illhavewhatsheshaving.org.

    An overview of Giving Levels and Sponsor Benefits may be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2IHWSHGivingLevels

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    All proceeds will fund essential women’s health services at Legacy Community Health, Texas Children’s Hospital and The Rose. 

    • Texas has more uninsured women than any other state, including many women in the restaurant industry and our own organization. These organizations serve as principle providers of affordable, high quality healthcare to uninsured people in our region. The physicians and healthcare workers at these institutions are fighting to provide care in an era of diminishing healthcare funds. We are proud to stand with them.
    • IHWSH, with your help, aims to contribute funds to benefit women who cannot otherwise afford cancer screening and treatment, birth control, STD testing, perinatal care and family planning. With the near constant political threat of Medicaid cuts and “defunding” of our vital community health centers, events such as ours serve to demonstrate our city’s broad support for health care access and are a funding source of growing importance for uninsured and under-insured women of Houston.