LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2017 - Page 14

ON OUR RADAR HOTEL DEREK REVOLVES NEW CHEF TAKES A SPIN Hotel Derek, A Destination Hotel, has announced the hiring of Executive Chef Roshni Gurnani. Gurnani will be tasked with taking the forward-thinking culinary experience to new heights at Revolve Kitchen + Bar along with all culinary aspects of the property. The new chef comes to Hotel Derek with more than 17 years of international culinary experience in a variety of hotels around the globe, including four- and five-star prop- erties: Park Hyatt Resort & Spa, The Sagamore Resort and Thistle Marble Arch Hotel. She joined Hotel Derek in July 2017 and immediately began immersing herself in the mission of perfecting Revolve’s menu while simultaneously getting to work on the fall menu, which is set to debut on September 5. “This new menu is a direct refection of my favorite ingredients intermingled with the staples that patrons have come to enjoy in Houston,” Gurnani commented. She added, “I can’t wait to put my spin on things and dedicate myself to perfecting every dish that comes out of the kitchen.” GRIMALDI’S TAKES A BITE OUT OF HUNGER FUNDS RAISED DURING SEPTEMBER WILL GO TO CHARITY One in six children in the United States faces hunger every day. In an effort to combat this problem, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has joined the fight to raise awareness and end childhood hunger in America. Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Houston Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location can donate to No Kid Hungry, a charitable organization pushing to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. When guests donate, they will receive a bonus card matching up to $10 per person per visit to use on their next visit. All of the proceeds raised will benefit No Kid Hungry. For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria or to find a location, please visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com. For more information on No Kid Hungry, visit www.nokidhungry.org. 14 L O C A L | september 17