Executive Director Update

Thanks to your generous support, we have given over $250,000 to local culinary innovators, we’ve served almost 3,000 aspiring high school students, and we’ve executed some of the best food and spirits based events in Central Texas.

Your direct financial donations, along with proceeds from beneficiary events, have made this the most successful year since our inception in 2012. No one grows without a strong team of advocates and so to our board of directors, committee chairs, community partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, a sincere and heartfelt thanks. We could not have done this without you.

As we look ahead to the future, we will continue to always put our mission first. Through grants, educational programming, and events, we plan to explode Central Texas’ culinary contributions. If like us, you love food and wine and spirits and amazing people doing amazing things, I invite you to follow our social channels and subscribe to our emails.

And if you have some money you’d like to give us, we’ll take that too. We are ever thankful for your support!


Mariam Parker
Executive Director, Austin Food & Wine Alliance