The Winning Chef will receive a beautifully hand crafted serving platter by master potter Al Hoeksema of

Jus' Cuz Pottery & Artwork , Spring Branch, TX 


Everything Basil, the Chef's Challenge.

Let's see who can win the most for this year's charity, Clarity Child Guidance Center. 

Will it be the reigning Champs ...​Fratello's Italian Deli and Restaurant?

​or Jenny Mattingsley from the Oblate Center or Elizabeth Johnson from Pharm Table or Suzanne Parker from Powerhouse Bakery.

​Come and join us to find out

Basil Fest 2017 Schedule of Events

Everything you need to know about Growing Basil in Containers with Liz Campanella.

Basil Made Easy  cooking with Dr. Connie Sheppard from Texas AgriLife...sample delicious recipes using Basil in a variety of creative ways.

The Jr. Master Gardeners will be on hand from 9:00 – 1:00 to help the children pot a Basil plant to take home.
 All events are free and open to the public.
** Voting for the Chef Challenge is by cash & check.  All monies collected go to “Clarity Child Guidance Center”

in support of continued care for children in our community with mental health illness.

Vote Generously and support the caring professionals at CCGC

in eradicating the stigma that often accompanies mental illness **



Everything Basil:  Who knew there were so many innovative ways to use Basil!  Come and listen to Mary Dunford sharing her knowledge of different ways to use this versatile herb.