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August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm



MAX’s Wine Dive Austin is proud to present the second annual Eat.Drink.Empower. event, showcasing Austin’s top female talent coming together for a worthy cause, and to celebrate the growing number of female chefs on the rise.

This year’s event will feature a decadent 12-course menu with beverage pairings, all expertly curated and designed by the talented team of female chefs and bartenders.

Eat.Drink.Empower.’s talented culinary and beverage team features:

  • Abby Yates – Sous Chef, Swift’s Attic
  • Angel Begaye – Executive Pastry Chef, TRACE & The W Hotel Austin
  • Bridget Bishop – Sous Chef, Westwood Country Club
  • DeeDee Sanchez – Pastry Chef, Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  • Erica Beneke – Executive Chef, MAX’s Wine Dive Austin
  • Jennifer Costello – Executive Chef and Owner, The Bonneville
  • Kenzie Allen – Sous Chef, Searsucker
  • Kerstin Bellah, Pastry Chef, Uchiko
  • Susana Querajazu – Pastry Chef, Odd Duck
  • Allison Green – Bartender, Blackbird and Henry
  • Jennifer Keyser – Bartender, Contigo and Midnight Cowboy
  • Jessica Sanders – Owner, Drink.Well.
  • Jordan Ellis – Wine Sales Manager, MAX’s Wine Dive Austin
  • Kara Labbe-Lane – Bartender, Parkside
  • Lisa Siarkowski – Bartender, Swift’s Attic
  • Mariko Gene Buser – Bartender, Peche
  • Whitney Hobbs – Bartender, Half Step

Eat.Drink.Empower. will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014, and will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m., followed by the 12-course dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Individual tickets are $195 and a table of eight guests is priced at $1950, both including tax and gratuity. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go directly to SafePlace’s domestic violence and sexual assault programming.

*Ticket price includes both tax and gratuity.


August 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


MAX’S Wine Dive


MAX’S Wine Dive
207 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, 78701 United States
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