Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Chris Shepherd

Houston Foodies! Meet Chef Chris Shepherd at Bonterra Grand Opening Event

Over 55 and thinking about making the move to a more engaging lifestyle in a fun and spirited community?

This is the post for you.

On Saturday, November 18th from 2-5pm, the clubhouse at Bonterra at Cross Creek will be hosting an exciting Grand Opening affair. Especially exciting if you’re a connoisseur of gourmet eats and free parties.

The event is themed around the Art of Living Well. And there’s no better way to live well than to eat good food!

Learn from the best as James Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Chris Shepherd will host a pair of cooking demos at 3:00 and then again at 4:00. Stick around following the demonstrations for an informal meet & greet with Chris.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 2-5pm
Address: 5439 Golden Manor Drive Fulshear, TX 77441 – Get Driving Directions
Telephone: 281-780-4652

About the Chef & the Story behind Underbelly

While Texans love a good old-fashioned barbecue, there’s a lot more under the surface of the Houston gastronomy scene than meets the eye. An amalgamation of cultures and flavors, to be an epicurean here is to take your mouth on an international journey.

Inspired by the unique ethnic blend that gives Houston foodies so many worldly tastes to choose from, Chris Shepherd launched Underbelly in 2012. His vision was to feature locally-sourced dishes that encapsulated the city’s incredible diversity.

And the project has been a raging success:

  • Chris was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2014.
  • He was also named one of the Top 10 Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine.
  • Underbelly was listed in the National Eater 38 in 2015, meaning it was one of the 38 essential restaurants in the nation.
  • 2014: Esquire & Bon Appetit name Underbelly one of the best new restaurants in the country.

Underbelly is unique in their approach to sourcing ingredients. Their in-house butcher shop uses only whole animals and produce is purchased from local Gulf Coast farms & ranches.

Chris developed a passion for farm-to-table eating as the Executive Sous Chef-turned-Sommelier at Brennan’s. Now that he is calling the shots at his own establishment, the menu is pure magic. His newest venture, One Fifth, explores an entirely different idea – a restaurant that changes its concept every year for five years.

And if you head to Reliant Stadium to cheer on the Texans, you’ll find two Underbelly kiosks serving up football friendly fare. (Which is no surprise as one of Chris’s biggest non-food passions is the Houston Texans. The other is his extensive bourbon collection.)

In short, it’s a BIG deal that Chris is coming to spend the day with us.

Experience the Lifestyle

Hobnobbing with a celebrity chef is just the beginning. The Bonterra Clubhouse Grand Opening event is also a great opportunity to explore Cross Creek Ranch’s newest and most complete active lifestyle community.

Bonterra is more than just a collection of quality new homes. It’s a lifestyle. An adventure. 

And Taylor Morrison has a fantastic afternoon planned to help prospective buyers get a real feel of what their day-to-day living could look like.

Get a taste of the types of activities arranged by the community’s full-time Lifestyle Director.

What you Can Expect from your Visit:

  • When you arrive, a valet will take your car. You’ll then be directed to the front desk to pick up a tour map, prize card & community info.
  • Food service & bar will be set up in the Social Hall. This will give you an idea of the types of community gatherings to be held in the clubhouse.
  • Enjoy freshly rolled cigars from an expert cigar roller in the Cards & Billiards Room.
  • Head to the fire pit for whiskey tasting.
  • Both the Pickle Ball Courts and the Bocce Ball Courts will feature demonstrations for those unfamiliar with how to play these fun outdoor games.
  • On the Event Lawn there will be an outdoor bar and live music with the Fantastics.
  • Cool off with Margaritas & strawberry daiquiris at the pool and meet the water aerobics instructor.
  • Participate in sign painting with the Rustic Brush under the Covered Veranda.
  • There will be a beautician & massage therapist in the spa and a personal trainer in the Fitness Center. When touring the gym enjoy a Smoothie King smoothie. Relax in the Movement Room with a chair massage and meet the Group Exercise Instructor.

All visitors will also be registered to win a spa package, Weston Lakes golf package or trip for 2 to Fredericksburg. Be sure to get your prize card stamped to be eligible.

Explore the Clubhouse

Given that this is a Grand Opening event, a lot of effort has gone into showcasing how the Club at Bonterra helps residents play, entertain, learn and relax. The clubhouse is the glue that holds the community together, a place for neighbors to really get to know each other. Just like the good old days!

The social hall and catering kitchen make it easy to plan your own private events, too.

The space is designed to recreate the same feeling you get on vacation and inject this sensation into your daily life. From the resort-style pool to the spa and hot tub, if you can’t relax here, you can’t relax anywhere.

Sports courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center make it easy to stay in shape and have fun doing it.

Why Choose a 55+ Community?

Homeowners unfamiliar with the 55+ living concept often ask what the benefits are of buying into Bonterra.  And the answer is simple: It’s not about excluding anyone. It’s about building a community of people just like you.

People who believe age is just a number and that there’s still a whole lot of life left to live.

At Bonterra people are fun. Enthusiastic. Energetic. And excited about life.

Just like you.

If you’re on the fence about 55+ living, here’s your chance to give the idea a test run with zero commitments! We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that Bonterra at Cross Creek has to offer.


Taylor Morrison Homes