San Antonio Chefs Giving Back to Center That Helped Start Their Businesses in Upcoming Fundraiser

Eighteen chefs from across San Antonio are helping support an entity that has helped launched many of their businesses.

On Friday, November 9 from 6 t0 10 p.m., the members of the Chef Cooperatives will team up for a sampling event to benefit Launch SA, a business center that empowers would-be business owners with tools needed to succeed.

"Launch SA is doing great things for the entrepreneurs in our city, and we want to help support their success. Many of our industry associates have been through their Break Fast & Launch program, which we think is an invaluable tool for anyone going into our local culinary industry," said Chef Cooperatives' president Stephen Paprocki.

The event will feature farm-fresh bites from the likes of Chris Cook (Farm II Fork Catering); James Canter (Guerilla Gourmet); Isaac Cantu (Cordillera Ranch); Adrian Davila (Davila BBQ);  Michael Grimes (Southern Grit Flavor);
Tatu Herrera (Folklores); Sara Lauren Hinojosa (Honeysuckle); Teddy Liang (Hanzo); Michael McAndrew (Lil' Red's Boiled Peanuts); Michael Miller, (Madge's Food Company); Paul Morales (Smoke Shack Meat Market); Stephen Paprocki (Black Gold Garlic); Joshua Schwencke (The Gastronomy Company);  Toby Soto (Humo of San Antonio); Dave Terrazas (San Antonio Botanical Garden); Edward Villarreal (Ocho at Hotel Havana); Christina Everett Werley (Creations Catering); Jeff White (Tucker's Kozy Corner, Eastside Kitchenette).

A full menu of dishes is available here. 

Beer and wine sponsors include Kuhlman Cellars, Farmhouse Vineyards, Vinovium, Islla St. Brewing, Community Beer Company and Freetail Brewing Co.

Tickets, $45, can be purchased at

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