Entrepreneur and President of Gourmet Harvest International, LLC. Jeanette Davis was selected to compete in the 2018 Roundup and Best Bites Competition for the second year in a row.


HOUSTON, TX, February 1, 2018 – Gourmet baker, Jeanette Davis, will bring her talents to the world renown Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ when she competes in the Roundup and Best Bites Competition. This is the second year in a row that Davis’s baking talent will be showcased in this high profile event. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is the world’s largest livestock Show and rodeo. With more than 33,000 volunteers, the organization is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentations.

Roundup and Best Bites Competition is one of the world’s largest gourmet food events paired with more than 400 award-winning wines, including the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Wine Competition. At the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition, individuals will have the opportunity to taste signature dishes from approximately 100 of the area’s top restaurants, culinary institutions, bakers and chef. Individuals can then vote for their favorites.

Jeanette Davis stated, “I am delighted to be chosen to compete in this fantastic event that raises money for all the worthwhile causes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ supports. Since its beginning in 1932, raising more than $450 million dollars supporting Texas youth is amazing. I am grateful and honored to play a very small part in it all.”  Davis added, “To share the family recipe cakes and baked goods my grandmother so lovingly made for us as children is the foundation of what we do at Gourmet Harvest International. To bring them to the larger than life canvas of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is a privilege.”

Where and When

The Roundup and Best Bites Competition will be held February 18, 2018 at the NRG Center, Halls D and E.
Table Buyers: 6:00 PM
General Admission: 6:30 PM


Premium tables (seats 10): $2,500
Reserved tables (seats 10): $2,000
Individual tickets: $165



The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Mission Statement:

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. 

About Jeanette L. Davis:

Jeanette L. Davis is the President of Gourmet Harvest International, LLC. which is a privately held, Houston, Texas based gourmet baking company servicing individuals, retail and the food service industries. Providing the best fruitcakes, nut loafs and breads muffins and cookies is what she loves to do. The company was founded on family recipes that have been handed down for generations.

Baking Entrepreneur Jeanette Davis Jeanette L. Davis has always had an affinity for customer service and the consumer business. Over the course of her career she has contributed greatly to her field, including helping with the implementation of many startups as the first point manager and operations team, writing a Training and Reference Manual for the Chips Ahoy Snack lines used to train management, and writing an instructions manual for an Oracle 12 startup for customer service operations in the oil and gas environment, just to name just a few. She has worked for several large companies, including Frito-Lay, Inc., Nabisco, Compaq Computers, and Hewlett-Packard.

“I enjoyed the work environment so much and took advantage of opportunities,” Davis said. “I enjoyed what I was doing and being in people reporting responsibility roles more often than not. I continued to work on my development and the development of employees who reported to me. Eventually, I desired the next challenge.”

Davis’s vast knowledge eventually led to her becoming an entrepreneur. With the entrepreneurial spirit firmly taking root, Gourmet Harvest International, LLC. was born

Davis holds a BS in Mechanical and Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Houston. She also holds a Mid-Management Executive Certificate from the College of Business Administration at the University of Houston and Food Service Management Certificate from the City of Houston.


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