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The 2015 Austin Originals Tasting Grove Winners!


kWRITTEN BY RenÉe Hanson Malone Photography Courtesy of Jenny Trower Photography

Chef Michael Wards of SC3 Catering

n September 26, Austin Child Guidance Center hosted its 4th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert and Live Taping at the Austin Music Hall. During this event, The Austin Originals Tasting Grove, presented by Lexus of Austin-Lakeway, was held and was a huge success. For the first time, guests were able to vote for the evening’s Best Choice. Congratulations to SC3 Catering for winning Best Choice! First Runner Up goes to the Cornucopia for their delectable dessert selection. An Honorable Mention goes to III Forks, who was not officially in the judging as they were showcased at the VIP Reception to a limited number of guests. Best Choice - SC3 Catering SC3 Catering won Best Choice for their Pork Belly Street Taco. This culinary delight featured 6 Hours Braised Pork Belly with an Apple Fennel Slaw and a Korean Barbeque Sauce. When asking Chef Michael Wards of SC3 Catering why he chose this specific dish, he said, “Because of its simplicity, depth and its fusion of tradition and modern techniques.” It was indeed a spectacular hit with the attendees of the Austin Originals Benefit Concert. Wards, the Chef/Owner of SC3 Catering and Private Chef Services, has always held a passion for food. As the oldest of four kids he would help his working


November / December 2015 InFluential Magazine  

The art of living well