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Private Cooking Class for 5 Guests with Chef Chad Houser at Café Momentum in Dallas, TX

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Learn to cook in the kitchen at Café Momentum with Founder, CEO and Executive Chef, Chad Houser. 

After the private lesson, you and your friends can enjoy the meal you’ve prepared with a bottle of wine.

Always one to add a little levity to the conversation, Chad often describes Café Momentum as “taking kids out of jail and teaching them to play with knives and fire.” But levity aside, it’s this charisma and passion to teach life, social and employment skills to Dallas’ most at-risk youth that makes Houser a hit with everyone from philanthropists and dinner-goers to the young people participating in the program. After 17 years as a chef, Chad sold his partnership of Parigi Restaurant to devote his full attention to the role of Executive Director of Café Momentum in 2012.

In the community, Chad has previously served as President of the board of directors for Dallas Farmers Market Friends and as Vice Chair of the El Centro Exes Association (Houser received his culinary training at El Centro) where is also a member of the El Centro College Food and Hospitality Institute “Hall of Fame.” Recently, Chad and Café Momentum were featured in the Starbucks production of Upstanders Season 2, a series created to shine a light on stories of everyday Americans who are doing extraordinarily courageous things. He has also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, The Chew, The Hero Effect and Pickler & Ben.

Chad has received multiple nominations from D Magazine for “Best Up-And-Coming Chef” (2010) and “Best Chef” (2011 and 2012). In 2011, he received the Edible Dallas/Fort Worth “Local Hero – Chef” award. In 2017 and again for 2018 Chad has been named in the Best 500 Business Leaders in Dallas. Chad was also selected as Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” and as one of the United States Junior Chamber’s (Jaycee) 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He has been named to the “Top 50 Under 40” by the Social Enterprise Alliance, an “Urban Innovator to Watch” by the New Cities Foundation, as one of “30 Most Interesting People in the Metro Area” by the Dallas Observer, and one of Good Magazine’s “Good 100,” individuals at the cutting edge of creative impact across the globe.


Dates
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  • Experience expires on Apr 24, 2019.
  • Experience blackout dates: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays


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  • Valid for 5 people.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • A meal is part of the event.
  • The meal cost is included.
  • Date to be determined based on schedule Chef Houser.
  • Occurs on a day/evening the restaurant is not open to the public (Sunday through Wednesday) and not booked for a private event.
Lot #1500301


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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Bringing people and resources together to fight complex social problems by surrounding North Texas with efficient, impactful solutions.



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