Houston, TX – Thursday, May 9, 2013 – Triple Tap Ventures LLC, owner and operator of the Houston area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theaters, is proud to announce the development of a new position at the company, Houston Market Chef. As the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema brand expands, maintaining a strong local influence at each theater remains a top priority. Regional chefs in each market allow the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s menu and special event food pairings to be unique, seasonally rotating, relevant to their communities and sourced from local vendors. Gordon Bassett has been chosen to be the Houston Market Chef.
"Gordon has been recognized around Houston for his broad culinary talent, we are extremely excited to have him take on the role of Market Chef for the our Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations," says Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen Triple Tap Ventures LLC CEO and President. Gordon Bassett is an award-winning chef and has been an integral member of the culinary team at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema since 2009. Gordon has led the culinary teams at each of the Houston Alamo locations and most recently opened the Company's new Vintage Park location. Gordon and his dishes have received a number of top honors in Houston including: ‘Top Five Favorite Restaurant Dishes of 2010’ by the Houston Press for the ‘Farkus Eye Soup’ and most recently Best Entrée for his ‘Braise of the Lambs’ dish featured in the Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Epicurean Evening at Sam Houston Race Park.
“I’m excited to be named as the Market Chef for the Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theaters,” says Gordon Bassett, “and am ready to continue keeping Alamo Drafthouse Cinema food and film events a part of what keeps our guests having an awesome time and making them excited to come back.”
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About Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art gallery. Named “the best theater ever” by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and highprofile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website www.drafthouse.com.
About Triple Tap Ventures LLC
Triple Tap Ventures LLC owns and operates the Houston metropolitan area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations as well as exclusive development rights for Houston and several other Texas cities. Triple Tap Ventures is currently developing Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in El Paso, Houston and Lubbock, with plans for additional locations in Texas. Triple Tap Ventures and its principals are focused on developing, owning, and operating strong regional and national hospitality and entertainment concepts. www.tripletapventures.com