Wine Classic

The Small Steps Wine Classic is a five-course dinner, featuring wine pairings carefully selected by a featured sommelier.

It is a fun evening filled with great food, wine, and company, all for a great cause – Small Steps Nurturing Center. The 2022 Small Steps Wine Classic, co-chaired by Kristy & Chris Bradshaw and Carolyn & Garry Tanner, was held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Bayou Club and raised more than $850,000 for Small Steps. We were thrilled to honor longtime Small Steps supporter, Townes Pressler, Jr., for his many contributions to Small Steps. We look forward to the 2023 Small Steps Wine Classic!
Questions? Contact Julianne Hickey at or 713-236-0330.
Small Steps Nurturing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The difference between the amount of your payment and the amount of goods and services received may be deductible as a charitable contribution. We estimate the fair market value for the Wine Classic is $250 per person. Small Steps’ EIN is 76-0471755.

Event Details


April 6, 2022


The Bayou Club


Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner & Wine Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

Speaker Information

Chef Chris Shepherd

Midwest-raised, James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd has helped change the landscape of the Houston culinary scene since opening Underbelly in 2012. He built the restaurant to support the Houston food community and its suppliers by buying local and drawing inspiration from the people and cultures that live in the city. Thanks to Chris’ vision and passion, Underbelly was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, was named one of the best new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit and Esquire and was named one of 38 essential restaurants in America by Eater. Chris was named one of the 10 Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2013 and was then awarded the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest.

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