Chef Cooperatives is “Bringing Back the Garden!” at Los Patios

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Chef Cooperatives San Antonio is Hosting an Upcoming Event: “Bringing Back the Garden” to Benefit Blue Heron Recovery Center at Los Patios


Announcing another delicious Chef Cooperatives ‘ fundraising event!





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San Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives, a nonprofit comprised of well-known 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.




Chef Cooperatives is happy to announce their upcoming event, “Bringing Back the Garden,” which includes a virtual garden tour and a picnic basket of delicacies, made by local Chef Cooperatives’ chefs. (Please see menu below.) The meal also includes two complimentary drinks per guest of local wine and beer.

“Out of respect and concern for our community, we decided it would be best to offer another virtual event. This way, everyone can safely participate,” says Stephen Paprocki, President of Chef Cooperatives.


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This event is to benefit the Blue Heron Recovery (addiction treatment center) at Los Patios, or more specifically, the nonprofit arm called Los Patios Foundation, which was established to primarily support treatment centers, education, events, sober living and activities that further recovery in the community.


“We are all super excited about the garden event. It’s something we’ve been talking about even before we opened Blue Heron. The garden is one of those magical places that will be filled with honey bees, bunnies, chickens and be accessible to everyone, including our clients and the community,” said Blue Heron Recovery founder, Christine Mayer. “We’re very grateful to the Chef Cooperatives for helping us bring the garden to life.” 


Ticket-holders will pick up their picnic basket-style bounty of delicious, garden-fresh dishes made by Chef Cooperatives’ chefs the day before the virtual tour. A wonderful array of local farmers and artisan food companies will donate ingredients to create this spectacular garden party picnic.


On the day of the tour, guests will log into a zoom call to enjoy their meal as they take a virtual tour of the garden with Chef Cooperatives’ president, chef Stephen Paprocki. 


“We are thrilled to be working with Christine Mayer and the Blue Heron Recovery Center at Los Patios. We look forward to seeing the garden and this property flourish again, just like it has for so many decades,” said Chef Paprocki. 




Guests can pick up their “picnic baskets” and complimentary drinks on Saturday, May 14, anytime from 9 am to 5 pm, the day before the official event at:




11911 Crosswinds Way, Unit 306

San Antonio, TX 78233




Virtual Garden Tour with Chef Stephen Paprocki

Sunday, May 15, 2022                  

1PM – 2PM

Note: Zoom link will be provided once guests purchase their tickets.




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Justin Bluhm of Stxbbq

Chris Cook of Special Leaf

Joey Diaz of MoJo Man Eateries

Jarrad Gwaltney of Hill Country Catering

Louis Stephan Halaszyn of Oak Park

Robert Johnson of Robert Brews

Teddy Liang of The Hayden and Gold Feather

Kerry Reid Martin of Pot Luck Beverage Company

John O’Larnic of Chef’s Backyard Youtube Channel

Irma Cabrera Osborn of O’Fudge

Stephen Paprocki of Texas Black Gold Garlic

Jenn Riesman of Rooster Crow Baking Company

Andy Rodley of Olla Express Cafe

Braunda Smith of Lucy Cooper’s Ice House

Toby Soto of Humo

Cheri White of Deep River Specialty Foods

Manny Villareal of Infamous Brewing Company

Ceasar Zepeda of Sangria on the Burg / Alamo Biscuit Co.




$55 per person – can be purchased online at:




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Roasted Garlic Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Whipped Goatalicious Goat Cheese & Talking Tree Farms Caramelized Spring Onion

Roasted Pepper Citrus Babaganoush

Spread the Loaves Sourdough Focaccia

Additional Accompaniments 

9-1 Produce Farm’s Mixed Spring Lettuces, Fresh Strawberry, Candied Texas Pecans, Sweet Onion, Beet Confit, Grilled Shrooms, Beet Balsamic Vinaigrette

Summer Squash, Swiss Chard and Spinach Lasagna, Black Shallot Bechamel, Crispy Parmesan, Mixed Herbs

Roasted Sweet Potato and Turnip Hash, Pickled Blueberries, Farm Cheese, Rosemary Oil

Rebel Food Provisions Char-Grilled Shaved Flank Steak with Naco Mexican Salsa

Rooster Crow Garden Carrot Cake

Local Wine (sponsor)
Red Wine from Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery
White Wine from Hilmy Cellars

Local Brews (sponsor)
Infamous IPA from Infamous Brewing Company
Infamous Dye It Pills from Infamous Brewing Company
Infamous HI JACK Cream Ale from Infamous Brewing Company
Additional Sponsors:
Madge’s Fermented Foods, Deep River Specialty Foods, Talking Tree Farm, 9-1 Produce Farm, Naco Mexican Eatery, Rooster Crow Bakery, Rebel Food Provisions, JJ&S Produce, Goatalicious Goat Dairy Farm

For more information on the Chef Cooperatives, visit

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