If you've ever heard of or been on one of Houston's Culinary Tours - yes, the all-day eating extravaganzas that sell out in a matter of minutes - you're aware of just a smidgen of what Brown has done for our fair city. Formerly the Director of Marketing and PR for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (she just recently left after a decade), Brown developed and launched the program in 2010. Not just for hungry Houstonians, the various tours are a perfect vehicle to nationally promote the bounty of cuisines the Bayou City has to offer.
"In addition to the culinary tour program, my job was to promote the city of Houston to the local, regional and national media as a destination, and the culinary scene was a major part of that story," says Brown. "I'm proud to think I played a small role in the recognition Houston is now receiving nationally."
Staying in the field, Brown recently became the PR director for the Clumsy Butcher restaurant group, in which are some of Houston's heaviest hitters: Underbelly, Hay Merchant, Blacksmith, The Pastry War, Anvil Bar & Refuge and more on the way. No doubt she'll continue to advance the Houston culinary scene in her newest position.