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Chef Cooperatives Events

Local Chefs, Local Farms and The Farm to Table Movement!

Oct 11th
1 PM - 4 PM

Queen and Country to Benefit Compost Queens (SOLD OUT)

WHO: San Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives, a nonprofit comprised of well-known San Antonio chefs, has been instrumental in raising funds through their pop-up events to actively support the health and prosperity of South Central Texas farmers, ranchers and vintners, as well as the local communities. The Chefs have also been first responders, feeding these same communities during times of disaster.

WHAT: Chef Cooperatives is happy to announce their next event to benefit Compost Queens, San Antonio's only curbside community composting service.

This will be the first official event the Chef Cooperatives have held since the pandemic began. As a result of COVID-19, the For Queen & Country event will take place remotely, but still include amazingly delicious chef-prepared dishes using only the best locally-sourced ingredients. The meal also includes two complimentary drinks per guest of local wine and beer.

Ticket-holders will pick up their picnic basket-style meal (stored in biodegradable disposables that can easily be heated and served) the day before the event.

Although the event is remote, Chef Cooperatives ensures the event will still be a lot of fun and a great way to support a local business that is "saving the earth, one bucket at a time."

On the day of the event, guests can log into a zoom call to enjoy their meal along with other guests and chat with Compost Queens co-owner, Kate Gruy Jaceldo, meet and greet the Chef Cooperatives' chefs and take a virtual farm tour of Talking Tree Farms, one of the farms that Compost Queens works closely with.

"Like everyone else in the culinary industry, we've had to drastically adjust to keep moving forward, but we are hopeful this will still be a great event. It's an opportunity to have a little virtual fun, eat some fantastic food and support local businesses, farms and ranches, which is what we're all about," said Stephen Paprocki, President of Chef Cooperatives.

Kate Gruy Jaceldo added: "We know this is a difficult time for everyone to navigate, and we are thankful to the Chef Cooperatives for being able to pivot to make this event work safely. We're excited to share how Compost Queens has been navigating during this time and our plans for future growth."

Guests can pick up their "picnic baskets" and complimentary drinks on Saturday, October 10, anytime from 9 am to 5 pm, the day before the official event at:
11911 Crosswinds Way, Unit 306
San Antonio, TX 78233


Chris Cook of Special Leaf 

Adrian Cruz of Bautista's My Mother's Migrant Kitchen  

Jarrad Gwaltney of Boiler House 

Tatu Herrera of Folklores Coffee House

Teddy Liang of The Hayden and Gold Feather

Joseph Thadeus Martinez of SILO Restaurant Group  

John O'Larnic of Chef's Backyard Youtube Channel 

Fernando Ortega of ILOVEACEITE US

Vanguelis Pablopulos of The Petroleum Club

Stephen Paprocki of Texas Black Gold Garlic

Christa Oates Sauers 

Toby Soto of Humo

Cheri White of Deep River Specialty Foods 

Ceasar Zepeda of Sangria on the Burg / Alamo Biscuit Co.


- Seasonal Produce provided by Green Bexar Farms and 9-1 Produce Farm, including:

- Aristocratic abundant lettuces with kale, spinach, mustard greens

- South Texas-discovered cheeses

- Open fire-roasted carrots, beets, radishes, daikon and turnips with fresh, cultivated herbs and the Queen's grapefruit vinaigrette, made with The Magistrate's Extra Virgin Olive Oil from I love Aciete

- The King's Bounty of grass-fed cattle steak from Argentinean Beef Company

- The Court's Crawfish Boil with indigenous vegetables and spices from Texas Fulfresh

- The Jester's Quail stuffed and pit-smoked over mesquite and oak coals from Texas Quail Farm

- The Joker's sweet tooth from Madam Cheri White

- Quick Sip cold brew coffee

Local Wine (sponsors)

2019 Re:Rooted providing
210 Ghost Tracks White Blend
2018 Carignan 

Please note, Re:Rooted will be opening soon in Hemisfair Park at 623 Hemisfair Blvd., Ste. 106 and features 100% Texas wines. 


Local Brews (sponsors)  

Alamo Beer
Freetail Brewery
Real Ale

Additional Sponsors:

Mission Restaurant Supply

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