Party Watch

Slicing giant sandwich cake takes the place of ribbon cutting at new Kids Meals facility

Giant sandwich cake replaces ribbon cutting at new Kids Meals facility

Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Sally MacDonald, Cristina Vetrano, J.R. Irvin, Kyle Schuenemann
Joining the "sandwich cake cutting" are Sally MacDonald, from left, Cristina Vetrano, J.R. Irvin and Kyle Schuenemann.  Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Laura Childs
Laura Childs with Kids Meals supporters. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Beth and Mike Harp, Donna Olsson
Beth and Mike Harp, from left, and Donna Olsson. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Chase Robison, Cristina Vetrano, Katherine Whaley, Kyle Schuenemann
Chase Robison, from left, and Cristina Vetrano, Katherine Whaley and Kyle Schuenemann. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Beth Harp, Peter Remington, Jessica Rossman
Beth Harp, from left, and Peter Remington and Jessica Rossman. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Steve and Cristina Vetrano, Stacey Michel
Steve and Cristina Vetrano, from left, and Stacey Michel. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Courtney Klemcke, Elizabeth Weaver, Drew Shea
Courtney Klemcke, from left, and Elizabeth Weaver and Drew Shea. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, J.R. and Vivian Irvin
J.R. and Vivian Irvin. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Jared Levinthal, Steve and Cristina Vetrano
Jared Levinthal, from left, and Steve and Cristina Vetrano. Photo by Kids' Meals, Inc.
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Sally MacDonald, Cristina Vetrano, J.R. Irvin, Kyle Schuenemann
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Laura Childs
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Beth and Mike Harp, Donna Olsson
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Chase Robison, Cristina Vetrano, Katherine Whaley, Kyle Schuenemann
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Beth Harp, Peter Remington, Jessica Rossman
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Steve and Cristina Vetrano, Stacey Michel
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Courtney Klemcke, Elizabeth Weaver, Drew Shea
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, J.R. and Vivian Irvin
Houston, Kids Meals New Faciity Celebration, May 2015, Jared Levinthal, Steve and Cristina Vetrano

What: Grand opening of the new Kids Meals facility.

Where: In the new 5,400 square foot headquarters in Garden Oaks.

The 411: No ordinary ribbon cutting for this open house gathering. Cute Cakes by Kim created a larger-than-life sandwich cake for the opening ceremony. Joining in the "sandwich cutting" were KTRK ABC's Katherine Whaley, Fox 26's Sally MacDonald, Kids Meals board chairman Kyle Schuenemann and Kids Meals executive director Cristina Vetrano.

More than 200 guests sipped wine and beer provided by 8th Wonder Brewery. Light bites were delivered from Del Frisco’s Grille, Shipley Do-Nuts and Green Plate Foods.

The new space will increase Kids Meals output by 20 percent over 2014 with some 650,000 lunches to be delivered to hungry youngsters this year.

Who: Mary and Harris Pappas, Chase Robison, Peter Remington, Jessica Rossman, Lisa Munoz, J.R. Irvin, Laura Childs, Beth and Mike Harp, Steve Vertrano and Stacey Michel.