There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. Within the journey of stair climbing are stories of hard work, failure, and accomplishments. Join our panelists for Success in the Unexpected, a 1st TUE Talk, who’ve chosen the flight of stairs and have achieved various forms of success. Listen as they talk about their experiences of taking each step by step and working towards what they aspire.

Featured Panelists Include: Chef Jason Febres, Schane Gross, and Ryan Windham with Emily Brookover as moderator

• Doors open at 6:45p • FREE & Open to the Public •
• Bluebird Arthouse (924 W. Douglas in the Delano District) •



Jason Febres

This talented and innovative Chef started his career at the early age of 15 for a multitude of high-end restaurants in Caracas, Venezuela before moving to Wichita, KS. in 2006. Chef Febres took everybody by surprise when he inaugurated SABOR in 2008 just 2 years after he arrived to the city becoming best chef and restaurant. Not satisfied, the restless Venezuelan native continues his journey with the vision of creating a new concept where he can unleash his passion not only creating eatable art for his foodies but as an entertainer and showman……….“TASTE AND SEE ll Fusion Cuisine” is born!! A one of a kind interactive restaurant cooking class and private event venue described by renowned food critics as one of the elite eateries in town.

Professionally trained in some of the most prestigious culinary schools in his home town, spicy Chef Febres has captivated Wichita’s finest palates with his sexy culinary creations, competition performances and charismatic personality. With a well rounded and multifaceted resume, cooking shows and videos all over the web, his efforts are now focused on the national T.V market and Food Network. He is proud of:

1st Place Iron Chef ll Wichita KS 2007
Best New Chef + Restaurant ll Wichita Magazine 2008
Celebrity Judge ll Wagonmasters Chili Cook off 2012
Celebrity Judge ll A.I.W.F Beer fest 2012
3 Times Champion ll Celebrity and Chef Cook off @ Marriott Hotel 2009-2011-2012 (first and only chef in Wichita currently holding this record)
*SPIKE T.V. “Bar Rescues” Season-3 Chef expert and Co-star 2013

A few words from Jason: – I love life!!! my friends, my family, animals, soccer, traveling, deep talks, Nutella, movies, dancing, music, photography, and painting…Love is all you need!

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 Schane Gross

Schane is the owner of The Anchor. It is a locally owned and operated beer restaurant located in downtown Wichita, Kansas. With 46 beers on tap at all times and usually a few in waiting. Their bottled beer list is over 200 beers strong and growing.









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 Ryan Windham

Ryan Windham was born 17 November 1982 in Wichita, Kansas, to staunch and altruistic parents. His musical introduction began at age four with heavy doses of vinyl and tapes being played from the homestead. Ryan took up saxophone at age thirteen but quickly progressed to playing acoustic guitar. After a four-year hiatus from guitar during high school, Ryan again began experimenting heavily with finger style technics and effects pedals. Ryan has been performing his extemporaneous style predominantly in the Wichita area for the last seven years, with several out of state invitations. Ryan is currently working on his second album release.

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