Houston West Chamber to Host Zest Fest

Style News Wire | 10/15/2012, 6:37 p.m.
Zest in the West, presented by Kroger, is a food, wine, and craft beer event is produced by the Houston ...

Zest in the West, presented by Kroger, is a food, wine, and craft beer event is produced  by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Food & Vine Time Productions.  Held on Thursday, October 18, Zest in the West anticipates more than 600 west Houston local foodies and wine lovers, business professionals and residents to attend.

The evening kicks off at 5:00 p.m. and continues until 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Houston Westchase located at 9999 Westheimer Rd., Houston, 77042. Live and silent auction proceeds will benefit the West Houston Leadership Institute which provides scholarship funds for participants of the ground-breaking ten month program that is coordinated with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. The West Houston Leadership institute's purpose is to build a committed, informed and engaged core of community leaders to plan and care for the future of West Houston.  Tickets range from $45 for general admission and $125 for a VVIP ticket. (See attached schedule of events.)

In addition to “A Sparking Affair”, “Grand Zesting”, the VIP and VVIP experiences, is “Foam on the Range,” a craft beer tasting zone offered for beer-lovers.  Patrons can partake in exotic craft and specialty beers from around the world available for the tasting.  Musical entertainment provided by The Robert Hartye Band in the Foam Zone, DJ SupaStar in the Grand Zesting and Dr. Willy Wall in the BMW VIP Ultimate Luxury  Lounge.

Jeannie Bollinger, President of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce added, “This is a wonderful opportunity for fellow residents and leaders in our community to meet each other while helping to raise funds for scholarships.”

Sponsors of this zesty event also include presenting partner Kroger, Spring Branch Management District, Momentum BMW West, Westchase District, Allegiance Bank, Texas, Sarah’s Florist, Chad Gaulding KwikKopy, Professional Janitorial Services, Lawn Management Company, Inc., Haynes & Boone, Goldrush Getaways, Jessica McCreary Real Estate, Alonzo, Bacarisse, Irvine + Palmer, Shoe Fetage, West Houston Medical Center and M.D. Gibson & Associates.

Zest in the West, presented by Kroger, is a “Zestival” designed and dedicated to the residents and employees in the prestigious West Houston Area and is produced by Food & Vine Time Productions, producers of Wine & Food Week, Haute Wheels Houston Food Truck Festival, Red Hot Block Parties, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival, and the Katy Sip n Stroll.  Food & Vine Time Productions has raised over $500,000 for benefiting charity partners since its inception.  For more information on the Zest in the West, visit www.zestinthewest.com or call 713-557-5732.

Houston West Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing the economic growth and vitality of the West Houston business community through leadership and business development. The Chamber currently has more than 600 business members representing 45,000 employees.

For more information, visit www.hwcoc.org or call 713-785-4922.