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Feast with the Beasts – Restaurants

On Friday, November 1, 2019, the Houston Zoo will host its 14th Annual Feast with the Beasts, and we invite you to participate this year.

Participating Restaurants

Feast with the Beasts is one of the most anticipated events of the year! All money raised at this event helps us care for the animals that call the Houston Zoo home. Your participation is vital to the continued success of this event, and we could not do it without you.

As a contributing culinary institution, benefits include:

  • NEW! Twenty-five (25) admission tickets to TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights for the 2019 season
  • NEW! Twenty-five (25) general admission tickets to the Houston Zoo valid through December 31, 2020
  • Four (4) general admission Feast with the Beasts event tickets (All guests must be 21 and up.)
  • Inclusion on the Feast with the Beasts web page
  • Inclusion in Feast with the Beasts digital event program

For the 2019 Feast with the Beasts, we are expecting another sellout crowd of 4,000 attendees! Guests enjoy cuisine from Houston’s best restaurants, beer and wine, and a live concert performance. VIP ticket holders may also take advantage of the exclusive VIP lounge. The event features spectacular animal experiences throughout the evening, so guests may watch the animals dine as they get their own taste of Houston’s best cuisine, provided by YOU!

Your participation in Feast with the Beasts is an opportunity for your restaurant to gain exposure to thousands! Feast with the Beasts is widely promoted through radio advertising, public relations, and digital marketing. In addition to the general market advertising, the event is heavily promoted to our 265,000+ social media followers, our 55,000 plus Member households, and more.

 

Thank you to the following establishments that have committed to participating this year:

Ambrosia
Batanga
Benihana
Berryhill Catering
Black Walnut Cafe
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Cacao and Cardamom Chocolatier
Community Coffee
Fluff Bake Bar
Goode Company
Grazia Italian Kitchen
Grimaldi’s
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hughie’s
KUU Restaurant
La Madeleine
Lemond Kitchen
Memorial Hermann Sodexo
Mi Pueblito Restaurant
Michael’s Cookie Jar
MiMiD Meatballs
Molina’s Cantina
Naam Khao
Napa Udon House & Wine Bar
Nockturne
Omni Houston Hotel
Ono Poke
Pastel Boutique
Pei Wei
Phat Eatery
Patagonia Grill & Cafe
PICNIC
Pondicheri
Postino Winecafe
Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Sambuca
Starbucks Coffee
Sweet Tomatoes
Sweets by Belen
Taste Catering at the Houston Zoo
Taste of Texas
The Grove
The Melt on Wheels
The Rustic
The Tasting Room
Truluck’s
Warehouse 72
Yong

Restaurant Confirmation

Thank you for registering to participate! Complete the final menu confirmation here:

  • *Used to be recognized in printed materials and on the website.
  • This person will receive promised entitlements via email. (Feast tickets, Zoo Lights tickets, etc.)
  • This person will receive promised entitlements via email. (Feast tickets, Zoo Lights tickets, etc.)
  • *Please include all email addresses that should receive correspondence.
  • *Maximum of 4 staff allowed. Must be at least 21 years of age. Wristbands will be provided.
  • *Maximum of 2 vehicles allowed. Parking passes will be provided prior to the event.
  • Sample sized portions should be provided for a minimum of 3,000 guests.
  • *All seafood must follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines.
  • *Power will not be available if not requested prior to event date.
    *Each booth will be set up with two 8-ft rectangular tables. Black table linens will be provided if not otherwise indicated below.
    *The Zoo provides compostable utensils. If providing your own, utensils must be compostable. No single-use plastic or Styrofoam is allowed.

FAQ

When and where is this event?

Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Houston Zoo, 1513 Cambridge Street, Houston, Texas

Event time is 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Food will be served from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. only. Please plan to arrive between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to set up your station.

How many sample-size portions need to be provided?

We will have 4,000 attendees this year. Each participating restaurant is asked to provide a minimum of 3,000 sample-size portions of a dish that reflects its signature cuisine.

What is the setup size?

Each restaurant will be given a 10’x10′ tent booth set-up. You will be provided with two 8-ft tables with tablecloth – one table for prep and one for display. You are strongly encouraged to decorate and individualize your booth.

The Zoo provides utensils (forks or spoons), dishware (plates, bowls, and napkins), and access to electrical for every booth, if requested.

Will the Zoo have an on-site kitchen available for use?

We will not have an on-site kitchen available for use. Ice, coolers and sternos will not be provided, but you will be required to keep your food at appropriate temperatures.

How many staff members may each restaurant bring?

You may have a maximum of four people working your station (must be 21 years of age or older). The Houston Zoo will provide volunteers to help answer questions or help with requested (prior to the event) supplies to maintain your station.

Is parking provided?

A maximum of two cars per restaurant will be permitted; parking passes will be provided.

Is this tax-deductible?

All costs may be considered a contribution to the Houston Zoo, Inc. a Section 501(c)(3) corporation. The amount of the contribution that may be deductible for federal income tax purposes is the excess value contributed by the donor over the value of the good and services received.

Who should I email if I have any other questions?

Please email feast@houstonzoo.org if you have any further questions.

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