Edible Houston Local Hero Chef Finalists

And the finalists for your favorite CHEF are Richard Knight, Ara Malekian, Monica Pope and Annette Burnam - all dedicated to incorporating fresh, real ingredients in their dishes and supporting our local growers.

Swiss-born chef loves Texas BBQ

Swiss-born chef loves Texas BBQ

Attention to detail is chef Ara Malekian's trademark. When preparing a dish, he considers each ingredient in an effort to create a unique culinary experience. For example, the Swiss-born executive chef, who always wears a cowboy hat, only smokes his meat with oak wine staves - pieces of the barrels that retain the flavor of the vintage they held.

Farmers Market Team Up With Houston’s Top Chefs

Non-profit organization and local food pioneer Urban Harvest teams up with chef Monica Pope for a farm-to-fork fundraising dinner benefitting its namesake youth education program. Sunday Supper at Sparrow will feature dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients from local farms including Tejas Heritage Farms, Plant it Forward Farms and Sustainable Harvesters.