The inaugural Houston Mac + Cheese Festival kicked off Saturday, April 15th at Silver Street Studios, and Swift + Company was a part of the creamy, cheesy fun!

Swift + Company rolled up their sleeves, put on their orange chef coats, and went to battle!  Swift + Company’s delectable and indulgent entry Texas Tango with Tomatillo + Mango Slaw garnered second prize in a field of 40 competitive restaurants and caterers.

Kudos to the other winners — This Is It Soul Food took first prize with their Mac and Cheese with Oxtails, and Beaver’s Restaurant came in third place with Smoky Texas.

During the festival, local Houston restaurants and caterers offered unlimited samples of their best spin on the popular comfort dish, alongside a selection of breweries serving up beer to wash it all down.  Mac and cheese attendees who, after eating all the cheesy mac they could handle, voted on their favorite cheesy fare. Paired with music, dancing, life size Jenga and corn hole games, this event appealed to guests of all ages. The event was sold out with 2,000 attendees.

The VIP section at the festival was underwritten by Swift + Company Rentals. To add to the setting of the warehouse space, Swift + Company featured their Kensington Sofas, Zinc Furano Side Tables, LeCou Bars, Josephine Chairs, Break-In-Half Wine Barrels, Cambo Parquet Console Tables, and White + Grey Striped linens all surrounded by custom boxwood hedges.  The VIP area provided style and comfort for VIP attendees to sit and enjoy all their yummy samples. String Lights hung from the ceiling, and vessels of orange hydrangea from Swift + Company Flowers added pop to the ambience.

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited the Washington Avenue Arts District, and all leftover Mac + Cheese was donated to Second Servings of Houston.

Kudos to Silver Street Studios for producing the sold-out event. We thank all of the mac and cheese lovers for stopping by our booth and voting for our Texas Tango Mac + Cheese!


Featured Restaurants:
Beer Market Co.
Bosscat Kitchen + Libations
Bravado Spice
Cheese Bar
Cheesecake HTX
City Acre Brewing
D’lish Catering
Eat My Pralines
Elegant Occasions
Elle’s Flavor
Food Music Life
Harlem Road Texas BBQ
Houston’s This Is It Soul Food
Hughies Tavern
Jonathan’s the Rub
Karbach Brewing Co.
La Grange
Macaroni House
Max’s Wine Dive
Newk’s Eatery
Peli Peli
Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
Revolution Juice Bar and Grill
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Swift + Company
The Capital Grille (Houston CityCentre)
The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar
Urban Eats
Yard House Tavern

Featured Beer:
Stella Artois
8th Wonder Brewery
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
City Acre Brewing
Karbach Brewing Co.
Lagunita’s Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas Beer Bus
Town in City Brewing

Featured Spirits:
Ancho Verde
Grey Goose
Hendrick’s Gin

Featured Beverages:

Featured Partners:
Whole Foods Market
Green Mountain Energy
Indian Motorcycle
Kalypso Water Bar & Spa
Katz Coffee
Tech Ave
Washington Ave Pilates

VIP Sponsors:
Swift + Company

Media Partner:
Texas Monthly

Second Servings of Houston
Washington Avenue Arts District