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The Baker Institute's Club Berlin opened its doors last Saturday for an amazing evening of dancing, chilled champagne and bites from three of Houston's top chefs. With New York's DJKiss at the turntables, some 700 young professionals kept the party going into the early morning hours as they celebrated the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and the institute's 20th anniversary.

Honorary chairs Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager were in attendance along with event co-chairs Kristen and Lee Nix, Molly Ward and Cody Sutton. The event was hosted by the Associate Roundtable, the institute's young professionals group.

Were you at Club Berlin? Find your picture at Houstonia's photo booth to download, share or buy!

Or click through for party photos as well as coverage from CultureMap and Houstonia magazine. 

Pictured on our website home page are, from left, Associate Roundtable co-chairs Molly Ward and Cody Sutton; Club Berlin honorary chair Jenna Bush Hager and co-chair Kristen Nix; and Ryan Kirksey, Baker Institute director of finance and operations



Reef Caviar Bar
by Bryan Caswell
  Killen Charcuterie Bar
by Ronnie Killen

Uchi Dessert Bar
by Philip Speer

Blini with Crème Fraiche, Chives, Caviar

Shrimp Shots with Fresh Cucumber, Avocado, Horseradish

Blue Crab Claws with Sriracha Remoulade

Kinilaw Ceviche Spoons


Pulled Pork Sliders

BBQ Brisket on a Pretzel Bun

Pork Ribs

Smoked Turkey Breast

Short Rib Ravioli

Brisket Pot Stickers

German Potato Salad


Mignardises Trays

Pumpkin Mousse with Chai Tea Spice, Crispy Tuile, Citrus Gel

Chocolate Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Cream, Candied Hazelnut, Coffee Soil

Brown Butter Cake with Lemon Curd, Huckleberry, Black Sesame

Whiteout Snoballs with Coconut, Vanilla

Nitro S’mores “Pops” with Interactive Chef Demo

Late Night Bites by Reef   Specialty Bars   Signature Cocktail

Adult Mini Milkshakes

French Fries


Grey Goose Martini Bar

CÔTÉ OR Champagne Bar

  Baker Wall Breakers by Grey Goose


Host Committee

Cameron Alguire ’07
Ammar Alkhawaldeh, Ph.D.
Beverly Barrett
Andrew Bowen ’08
Jennifer-Joy and Chris Bronk
Tom Campbell ’11
Kelcey and David ’05 Case
Nicole and Paul Caver
Jennifer Chao and John Bannister
Matthew ’04 and Marie Chen
Carrie Chiu and David Chen
Sean C. Cowan ’08
Isabel and Danny David
Bevin and Dan Dubrowski
Laurie and Teddy Dykoski
Rebecca ’08 and Brad ’09 Elmore
Irina and Radu ’08 Filip
Michael J. Freedman
Sparky Frost ’07
Lindsay Germano ’01
Mary-Helen and Ellis ’98 Giles
Ashley and Scott ’07 Goforth
April and Nick Hiemstra
Cynthia and Darren Hubbard
Kirkwood Johnston ’95
Josh Kimmel ’98
Elizabeth and Dan King
Allison and Ryan ’13 Kirksey
Lydia and Will Kline
J.C. ’99 and Jennifer ’02 Kneale
Chris Kopczynski
Angie and Cinco '06 Light
James Lloyd ’06
Lori and Brandon Malone


Giovanna Marciano and Guglielmo Andreoli
Robert W. Mark
Kirstin and Rob Matthews
Katie and Joe Mattingly
Dr. Thomas D. McNeese ’14
Kyle and Brittany McQuire
Rob Meister ’10
Jessica and Peto Meyer
Jeff and Robin Moore
Janet H. Moore
Michel and Philip ’14 Mullett
Heidi and Tobin ’09 O’Donnell
Kate Gunn Pagel ’05 and Garner Pagel
Sarah and Richard Punches
Kristen Hallberg Reavis ’10
Gwen and Jonas Referente
Kara and Randall Richardson
Aleida and Eduardo Rios
Raj Salhotra ’13
Pat Sanchez
Kelly Sandill
Jill Thompson Shull ’01
Sarah and Gregg ’09 Snyder
Henry ’09 Richardson and Monsour Taghdisi
Elizabeth Tobin ’01 and Rob Priske ’99
Pamela D. Tyner and Liam Ó Súilleabháin
John Vogelgesang ’12 
Kerry and Charles ’92 Walker
Tracy ’98 and Dan Wallach
Ashley and Rad Weaver
Traci and Caperton White
Katherine and Mark ’94 Yzaguirre
Lauren and Ron Zboril