The Hai Hospitality team, which includes Uchi, Uchiko and Loro in Austin, stretches out across the state and into Colorado (and soon Miami).
The company co-founded by chef Tyson Cole features an impressive array of talented chefs, including more than a few accomplished female chefs. Many of those women will gather Friday evening at Uchiko for Hai for Her, a collaborative dinner in honor of National Women’s Day.
Eight chefs will prepare a 10-course meal in the private dining room at Uchiko. There will be seatings at 5:30 and 9 p.m. and cost is $175. The event benefits Girlstart, a non-profit organization that "designs and implements innovation, high-quality STEM education programs that inspire girls (K-12) to help transform the world we live in."
To reserve a spot, call 512-916–4808. See the complete menu and roster of chefs below.
Oyster grapefruit tepache, relish, prepared by Uchi Denver’s Executive Sous Chef Dina Butterfield and Uchi Houston Sous Chef Stephanie Lara
Madai or Akami Crudo myoga, shiso, negi, spicy zu, prepared by Austin’s Head Sushi Chef Shannon Kennedy and Denver’s Head Sushi Chef Kelsey Urbanczyk
Nopales Maki fried and charred, tomatillos, created by Uchi Houston Sous Chef Stephanie Lara and Uchi Denver’s Executive Sous Chef Dina Butterfield
Tempura/Fry, created by Uchi Dallas / Uchib Sous Chefs Rhonda McCullar and Britt Castro
Nigiri, created by Kelsey Urbanczyk
Fish curry, created by Rhonda McCullar
Prawn aguachile fried prawn head, created by Dina Butterfield and Kelsey Urbanczyk
Short rib/lamb carrots, created by Dina Butterfield
Smoked brisket nigiri created by LORO Sous Chef Kaity Price
Okashi smoked milk chocolate ice cream, sunchoke created by Kaity Price, Britt Castro and Ariana Quant
Hai for Her culinary team:
Dina Butterfield - Executive Sous Chef, Uchi Denver
Britt Castro - Sous Chef, Uchi Dallas / Uchib
Shannon Kennedy - Head Sushi Chef, Austin concepts
Stephanie Lara - Sous Chef, Uchi Houston
Rhonda McCullar - Sous Chef, Uchi Dallas/ Uchib
Kaity Price - Sous Chef, LORO Asian Smokehouse & Bar
Ariana Quant - Head Pastry Chef, Hai Hospitality
Kelsey Urbanczyk - Head Sushi Chef, Uchi Denver