On Sunday, April 8, 2018, The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund will hold its first fundraising event, Tacos Over Texas, in collaboration with El Tiempo Cantina and The Original Ninfa’s On Navigation.
The event will bring together chefs from around the country to share their cooking skills in a friendly competition celebrating the history and transformation of Houston’s passion for multicultural food. Guests will enjoy food from all of the chefs, beer and margaritas, live music, and more!
Mama Ninfa paved the way for the restaurant industry in Texas with her famous Tacos Al Carbon. The challenge for our Celebrity Chefs is to create a taco inspired by Mama Ninfa . We want to celebrate history and the transformation of Houston’s passion for multicultural food, by each chef adding their own unique flavors to their sample taco.
Chefs scheduled to participate:
Terron Henry – Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill
Nirman Shah – Nirmanz Food Boutique
Domenic Laurenzo – El Tiempo Cantina
Alex Padilla – The Original Ninfa’s
Juan Arellano – Tony Mandola’s
Johnny Carrabba – Carrabba’s
Greg Gatlin and Michelle Wallace – Gatlin’s BBQ
Sandy Tran and Anne Le – Tout Suite
Kiran Verma – Kiran’s
Justin Martin and Elliot Roddy – Fuel Kitchen & Health Bar
Max Torres and Jeff Weinstock – Cake and Bacon
Charles Bishop – Presidio
Michael and David Cordua – Cordua Restaurants
Ken Bridges – Standard Taco, Ritual and Pink’s Pizza
Robert Del Grande – Café Annie
Donny Navarrete – Laurenzo’s
Hayden Hulings – Your Table
About The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund:
Mama Ninfa did more than lay a strong base for the Mexican restaurant industry in Texas with her famous Tacos Al Carbon. Ninfa became one of Houston’s most beloved women, thanks to her values and commitment to giving back to society. She dedicated her life to helping and supporting the development of the citizenry, especially the Hispanic community in Houston’s East End. She was instrumental in transforming it into the dynamic community that it is today.
Honoring her legacy of good deeds, The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund (TNLSF) was created to help raise funds for students in dedication to empowering lifelong learning, advancing knowledge, and strengthening the lives of Houston residents. Donations will directly help scholarship programs in Houston schools and universities.