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Chad Houser “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 1-31-19 January 31, 2019

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Meaningful momentum


Jim White and Chad Houser

Chad Houser found his passion project when he was the chef at Parigi in Dallas.  With support from his then partner, Janice Provost, and tons of hard work and a heaping helping of community support, Chad developed a restaurant that has become a model for assisting juvenile offenders.  Cafe Momentum trains and mentors these young people upon their release from the system.   Cafe Momentum is a fine dining 501C3,  that puts “his kids”, as Chad says,  into every conceivable working role in an upscale restaurant and gets them on track for a better life ahead.  Oh, by the way, the food and service are great too.  Get the Cafe Momentum story from Chef Houser and find out what’s ahead for the celebrated program on this week’s edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  Chad also shows you how to make a fabulous side dish for your Super Bowl party:  pickled jalapeños.  You’ll love ’em!  Thanks for joining us on the program devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  You can watch or listen to all of our shows on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

DINE! with Jim White-Cafe Momentum June 11, 2016

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Eat. Drink.  Change lives.

Dine! Cafe Momentum

Cafe Momentum "gratitude plate".

Cafe Momentum “gratitude plate”.

Discover the great Cafe Momentum story as Executive Chef and co-founder Chad Houser takes you behind the scenes of the popular downtown Dallas restaurant that’s giving young people a second chance on this week’s “DINE! with Jim White” feature.


Savor and support great tastes at Raiser Grazer and El Centro March 30, 2016

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Yummy!  Two great culinary fundraisers coming up

Raiser+Grazer+14+135One of the funnest foodie celebrations happens Sunday night at Farmers Market.  The 2016 Raiser Grazer benefiting the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier rolls out the flavors starting at 6:30.

Each year the Raiser Grazer event raises money for Les Dames’ scholarship fund by doing what its members do best:  serve great food and wine!

The event is in the resurgent Market (formerly Shed 2) at Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl in downtown Dallas.  You can get tickets for the tasting event online at Les Dames’ website or at the door Sunday night.

Bits and Bites the following Sunday

El Centro College is paying tribute to some hard working chefs who tirelessly support our community.  Janice Provost and

Janice Provost and Chad Houser

Janice Provost and Chad Houser

Chad Houser who came up with the great Cafe Momentum concept will be honored at the Bits and Bites Fundraiser for the College’s Food and Hospitality Institute on April 10th.  You’re invited to join the fun. Janice is chef/owner of Parigi in Dallas and Chad operates Cafe Momentum now.  The concept incubated in the kitchen at Parigi when he was executive chef, and via pop-up dinners all over town before Cafe Momentum opened downtown last year.  A lot of great Dallas chefs trained at El Centro including Chefs Richard Chamberlain, Marc Cassel, Nathan Tate, and Dunia Borga.  So, please support the college by attending Bits and Bites.  Contact El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute to buy $55 advance tickets, visit the college’s website or contact Cindy Bozzelli-Duke at 214-860-2213 or bo-duke@dcccd.edu.  Ticket are $60 at the door April 10th.

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