Austin Restaurant Weeks 2018

2018 Sponsors

This two-week-long dining attraction features specially-priced meals and drinks from a unique array of Austin area restaurants and bars, including world class farm-to-table options and traditional local favorites. Benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank Austin Restaurant Weeks is an event that can will provide thousands of meals each year to those in need.

Sponsors receive recognition and publicity in a wide variety media channels and opportunities are still available. To get involved in 2019, click here.

2018 Chef de Cuisine (Presenting Sponsor)

2018 Sous Chef Sponsors

Bank of America
Bell's Brewery

2018 Chef de Partie Sponsor


2018 Pâtissier Sponsor

CultureMap Austin
Edible Austin
Austin Chronicle

2018 Maître D’ Sponsor

W. Hamilton & Co., PLLC

2018 Sponsor Support for Austin Restaurant Weeks

Amy Lukken
Amy Lukken

Chief Joyologist
Tito’s® Handmade Vodka

"The Central Texas Food Bank has been a leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 35 years. We’re honored to partner on Austin Restaurant Weeks and help fight hunger in our community.”

Nikki Graham
Nikki Graham

Austin Market President
Bank of America

“Austin Restaurant Weeks combines two things that are important to us: supporting local business and addressing food insecurity through the Central Texas Food Bank.”

Laura Bell
Laura Bell

CEO of Bell's Brewery

“Supporting our community extends beyond our home state. We live and work in each of the areas we sell our beer in and it is extremely important to all of us, whether in Michigan, Texas or elsewhere, to give back where we can. Partnering with the Central Texas Food Bank is an incredible honor and we hope we can all help make a difference in Central Texas”

Julie Sutton
Julie Sutton

Director of Marketing

"At Domain NORTHSIDE, we focus on building our community in a variety of ways, and working with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide hunger relief is a partnership we are honored to nurture. We are proud that together with our restaurants, we can act as a medium to do what we can to help nourish Central Texas and invite our guests, generous Austinites, to help us give to those in need.” "

Supporting Partners

Screamer Co
Johnson's Backyard Garden

Reservations Partner


Community Support for Austin Restaurant Weeks 2018

Shawn Cirkiel
Shawn Cirkiel

Restaurant Owner and Chef
Parkside Projects

“Austin Restaurant Weeks is an important way to help the Central Texas Food Bank with the services it provides for almost 50,000 people each week. As a part of the Austin food community, it’s important to do all we can to help.”

Jennifer Purcell
Jennifer Purcell

Vice President, SHIFT Communications

“Before moving back to Austin nine years ago, restaurant week was an event my friends and I eagerly looked forward to in other cities. What a wonderful ’excuse‘ to gather with friends and family to share memorable dining experiences while supporting a great cause! I'm thrilled to be a part of bringing Austin Restaurant Weeks to this amazing, unique city I call home - showcasing world-class chefs and restaurants, and offering Austinites an opportunity to experience more of the distinctive flavors of our city while making it possible for the Central Texas Food Bank to provide more meals to families among us.”

Bryce Gilmore
Bryce Gilmore

Restaurant Owner and Chef
Barley Swine, Odd Duck and Sour Duck Market

“Anything we can do to help the Central Texas Food Bank is pretty easy to say yes to. Knowing that this is a city-wide thing that people are coming together to make happen is pretty cool to see. Any time we can all get together and do something for a good cause it’s awesome and we’re very proud to be a part of it”

Jane Ko
Jane Ko

Food Blogger
A Taste of Koko

"It's been an honor to be part of the Austin food scene since 2010 when I started my food blog, A Taste of Koko. When Central Texas Food Bank asked me to join Austin Restaurant Weeks, I immediately said yes. Giving back to our city and restaurant community is important and essential as Austin grows. No one should go hungry.”

2018 Organizing Committee

Austin Restaurant Weeks is organized by a committee of Food Bank staff and community volunteers representing the hospitality and restaurant industries, media and marketing groups, and community leaders and influencers.

Austin Restaurant Weeks Committee Chair Jennifer Purcell, SHIFT Communications

Committee Members
Claudia  AlarcónCultureMap Austin
Jessi Cape, Austin Chronicle
Michelle Cheng, Austin Food Blogger Alliance
Shawn Cirkiel, Parkside Projects
Scott Creamer, Screamer Co.
John Crow, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
Jane Ko, A Taste of Koko
Jacquelyn Mangione, Preferred Source
Nick Pugliese, Bell's Brewery
Kelly Stocker, Kelly Consulting Co
Matt Swinney, Fashion X
Brandon Watson, CultureMap
Monique Sandhu, ATX Eats & Treats
Jillynn Shaver, W. Hamilton & Co., PLLC