PRESS COVERAGE

1.  FEATURE STORY:  ”SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT RECIPE”, HBJ, 2007

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2007/12/10/smallb1.html

 

2.  COVER STORY: “HOW TO HIRE A CATERER”  by Barbara McKnight, My Table Magazine, Dec. 2012

Hire a Caterer layout

3.  BARBARA MCKNIGHT,  OTHER HOUSTON CHEFS INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE, June 10, 2010

We’re on the leading edge of the solution — largely because of Recipe for Success, one of the biggest organizations battling childhood obesity.

http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Big-fat-problem-Childhood-obesity-Houston-leads-1702735.php

4. BARBARA MCKNIGHT HONORED AS ONE OF UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON’S TABLE TALK SPEAKERS

Meet the speakers: UH’s Table Talk luncheon to honor 50 women

5.  CULINAIRE Event Chosen as one of Shelby Hodge’s “10 Best Parties of the Decade”

Shelby Hodge: This boat was rocking

SHELBY HODGE, Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle | February 18, 2008
Photo By Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle
John Eddie and Sheridan Williams welcomed more than 500 guests aboard their super yacht, the Lady Sheridan, while it was anchored in Galveston over the weekend. Party goers moved between the 190-foot luxury vessel and an elaborate party tent on Pier 21. Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

Galveston’s Pier 21 will never be the same — not after this weekend’s series of over-the-top, back-to-back parties hosted by Sheridan and John Eddie Williams aboard their 190-foot super yacht, the Lady Sheridan.

The floating palace alone was enough to raise the real-estate value, at least temporarily, in the Willie G’s/Harbor House neighborhood where the vessel was anchored. Add the luxury-laden party tent where more than 500 guests wined and dined over a two-day period, and you have a gilded transformation of the otherwise prosaic pier setting.

Offshore oil rigs floating in port waters across from the Lady Sheridan added to the Texas Rich tableau. John Eddie’s business interests beyond trial lawyering (tobacco and asbestos) include oil and banking.

The parties were all about sharing the fun, according to the Williamses. They spared no expense. The Events Co.and Richard Flowers created a tent setting reminiscent of Old World ocean travel. White carpeting, crystal chandeliers, hundreds of candles, fabric wall coverings, gilded mirrors, banquettes, beaded tablecloths and bushels of peach-hued roses evoked the grandeur of the venerable Queen Mary.

Barbara McKnight‘s Catering by Culinaire created food stations representing international ports of call including France, Italy, Germany, Mexico and the Texas Gulf Coast, where an elaborate ice sculpture of the Lady Sheridan rose from a bountiful buffet of boiled shrimp, crab claws and oysters.

Swooning over the Friday night festivities even before boarding the yacht were guests including Carol and John HowenstineCherryll Walzel and Bud FrickPaige and Tilman FertittaCourtney and Bo HopsonSylviaand Tommy Dorsey and Sherry and Charles Gordon.

Among those diving into caviar served on board the mega-yacht were Franci and Jim CraneSandy and Lee GodfreyIleana and Michael TreviñoJanet Gurwitch and Dr. Jay MorrisSally Salners and Sandy and Dr.Barney Barrett.

Some guests — including Cynthia and Bucky AllshouseDonna and Tony ValloneKaren and Mike Mayell andSusan and Jim Hart — were already familiar with Lady Sheridan’s luxuries and its attentive crew of 15, having sailed with the Williamses last summer in the Mediterranean.

Saturday’s parties included an afternoon barbecue and a repeat of Friday night’s extravaganza. Among the lawyers, clients and friends attending were Houston Police Chief HaroldHurtt, Judge Elizabeth Ray and Frost HaenchenCharlene and Bill DwyerGail BrownBeth and Dr. CrisPapasakelariou and Amanda and Robert Brock.