SA Chef Cooperatives Does Awesome Carnitas for a Cause

Thursday 27th, May 2021 / 13:42 Written by
SA Chef Cooperatives Does Awesome Carnitas for a Cause

SA Chef Cooperatives Introduces Upcoming Event: Carnitas for a Cause to Benefit Zanzenberg Farm

SA Chef Cooperatives have an upcoming fundraising event with real chef-prepared eats and virtual farm tour!

WHOSan Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives, a nonprofit comprised of top San Antonio chefs, has been instrumental in raising funds through their pop-up events to actively support the health and prosperity of South Central Texas farmers, ranchers and vintners, as well as the local communities. The Chefs have also been first responders, feeding these same communities during times of disaster.

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WHAT: Even during a pandemic, San Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives is continuing the tradition of helping out local farms the best way they know how – by cooking up some excellent food with the freshest and best local ingredients!

For Carnitas for a Cause, Chef Cooperatives‘ chefs will be collaborating on their second remote event, this time to benefit Zanzenberg Farm, a family-owned farm in Center Point, Texas (about an hour from San Antonio) that produces fine finished swine, fruits, nuts, vegetables and flowers on a regenerative, silvo-ag based permaculture farm.

Ticket-holders will not only get a basket-full of chef-prepared goodies (see menu below), but will also get to enjoy a virtual tour of this exceptionally unique farm. 

“We’re always super excited about sharing the type of agriculture we do with people because of the quality of food that it yields,” said Zanzenberg farmer, Justin Graham, who runs the farm with his wife, Katye. “We’re also happy to partner with the Chef Cooperatives on this event. The work they do strengthens farms like ours. This will give us an opportunity to raise enough funding to renovate the space and bring it completely online as a commercial kitchen.” 

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Funds raised through the event, as well as the farm’s gofundme campaign, will go towards completion of a commercial kitchen that will enable them to expand their production, including charcuterie. 

Ticket-holders will pick up their picnic basket-style meal the day before the event. On the day of the event, guests can log into a zoom call to enjoy their meal along with other guests and chat with the farmers and chefs. 

“Hopefully this will be our last virtual event,” said Stephen Paprocki, President of Chef Cooperatives. “We continue to appreciate our supporters and this is still a great way to have some safe stay-at-home fun, but there’s just nothing better than getting some fresh air on the farm.” 


Guests can pick up their “picnic baskets” and complimentary drinks on Saturday, June 12, anytime from 9 am to 5 pm, the day before the official event at:

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11911 Crosswinds Way, Unit 306

San Antonio, TX 78233

Pint & Plow (Kerrville Pick-Up)

332 Clay St. 

Kerrville, TX 78028

EVENT DATE (virtual)

Sunday, June 13, 2021                   

1PM – 4PM

(Zoom link to be provided to ticket-holders only) 

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PARTICIPATING CHEFS & FRIENDS:Jennifer Beckmann of Re-Rooted  
Iverson Brownell of Fork and Garden Catering and Events  
Chris Cook of Special Leaf  
Adrian Cruz of Ghost Kitchens  
Chelsey Hardin of Ascension  
Teddy Liang of The Hayden and Gold FeatherPaul Morales of Ancient Heirloom GrainsMartin Munoz (and wife) of Don Raul Carnitas
Stephen Paprocki of Texas Black Gold GarlicMike Tabhan of Los Hombres CoffeeJustin Sparkman of Chef 2 You Program
Toby Soto of Humo
Cheri White of Deep River Specialty Foods

TICKETS: $45 per person – can be purchased online at:

MENU– Don Raul Authentic Michoacan Zanzenberg Farm Pork Carnitas
Shaved lettuce, lime, pepper de gallo
Ancient Heirloom Grains Corn Tortillas and Texas Hill Country Hot Sauce
– Hat and Heart Farms Roasted Carrot and Summer Onion Wild Rice with rendered Zanzenberg Farms Salami and RobertBrews Spice Rubs
– Farm Style Beans with Alamo Beer and Pork Lardons
– Green Bexar Farms Mixed Lettuces and Roasted and Pickled Vegetables with Other Mother Vinegar, fresh herbs, and Texana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– Crisp Watermelon and Strawberry Composed Salad with Basil, Goatalicious Goat Cheese, and Cracked Pepper Honey Beet Vinaigrette
– Deep River Specialty Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Bacon Cookie Sandwich

Drinks (sponsors)
– Coffee provided by Los Hombres Coffee, Tea, and Spice
– Beverages provided by Re-Rooted with Cable Cars and Malbec and Lewis Wines with Rose and Beer provided by Alamo Beer, Pint and Plow, Busted Sandal and Special Leaf Tea
Local Wine (sponsors)
2019 Re:Rooted providing
210 Ghost Tracks White Blend
2018 Carignan

Please NoteRe:Rooted will be opening soon in Hemisfair Park at 623 Hemisfair Blvd., Ste. 106 and features 100% Texas wines.  

For more information on the Chef Cooperatives, visit or call 210-725-2339.

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