Oxtail MashUp Culinary Competition is Back to Bring Together All Cultural Elements & Benefit Feed the Soul Foundation

Alex Jack | 11/1/2022, 1:11 p.m.
Seventeen chefs will bring their elevated oxtail creations for the fourth annual Oxtail Mashup Culinary Competition on Sunday, November 6, …

Seventeen chefs will bring their elevated oxtail creations for the fourth annual Oxtail Mashup Culinary Competition on Sunday, November 6, at Project Row Houses from 6-9pm benefitting Feed the Soul Foundation. Chefs from Houston and beyond bring creativity to a classic cut of meat that has been a historical staple in the black community. Be prepared to taste out-of-the-box oxtail dishes like those from past competitors, General Tso's Oxtail from Chef Bowie of Taste Bar and Kitchen, and Smothered Oxtail Ragoons from Chef Kurt Evans of CYL Hospitality.

Oxtail Mashup is a collaboration between co-founders Chef Shakti of Assembly HTX and Warren Luckett, founder of Black Restaurants Week. The event honors diverse talents in art, mixology, and music as it aims to secure future business opportunities for marginalized communities. "I created Oxtail Mashup after witnessing a lack of diversity at Texas mainstream culinary events," said Chef Baum. "I wanted to develop an event that highlights high-level chefs that often are overlooked within the industry."

This premier gastronomic event celebrates art, libations, and music, with proceeds benefiting Feed the Soul Foundation. Feed the Soul Foundation was established by Black Restaurant Week, LLC, to aid marginalized entrepreneurs in the culinary industry with business development resources and support to foster sustainable business growth. Black Restaurant Week also supports restaurants with business development scholarships and emergency funding.

Last year's Grand Champion, Chef Reginald Scott of Smoke HTX, won with his Smoked Yaji Ground Nut Oxtail Stew with Seared Boniato and Puffed Honeycomb Tripe. This year he will be competing again as he is weeks away from opening his new restaurant.

We will see more returning chefs and new faces at this year's Oxtail Mashup. Competing chefs will include:

● Chef Reginald Scott/The Smoke HTX / 2021 OMU GRAND CHAMP

● Chef Ruben Vela / Lucille's 1913 / 2021 People's Choice TEAM WINNER

● Chef Ryan Savoie / Saint Arnold Brewing / Houston

● Chef Kurt Evans / CYL Hospitality / Philadelphia

● Chef Daya Myers - Hurt / Fish Company Taco / Galveston

● Chef Osei 'Picky' Blackett / Ariapita / Brooklyn

● Chef Shannen Tune & Stacy Tune / Craft Burger / Houston

● Joseph Boudreaux / Boo's Burger & The Tipping Point / Houston

● Pit Master Cory Burns / Burns BBQ / Houston

● Pit Master Randy Duncan / Daddy Duncan's BBQ / Brookshire

● Chef Clinton Jackson-Potts / CJ'S Masterpiece / Houston

● Chef Darius King / Gatlin's Fins & Feathers / Houston

● Chef Khalieb Rufael / Spice Boyz / Houston

● Chef Mason Leverett / BITE Kitchen

And more.

Oxtail Mashup is more than just an oxtail competition. You will also have a chance to cast your vote for your favorite bartender. Six of Houston's best bartenders will compete to be the champ! Bartenders will include:

• Ed Warner - The Ed Experience / Houston / BRW Champ

• Ryan Wendell Perry - Julep / Houston

• Jennifer Guerrero - Miss Carousel / Houston

• Bevin Biggers - OH Bevin! / Houston

• Megan Cunningham - Grand Prize Bar / Houston

Looking forward to another good time at Oxtail Mashup. Tickets for the 4th Annual Oxtail Mashup are available at oxtailmashup.com, but they will sell out fast, so get your tickets NOW! Find out more ways to support the Feed the Soul Foundation at feedthesoulfou.org.