Tickets are now available to see celebrity chef Stephen Pyles, pictured above on the right, who is scheduled to speak at the Annual Speaker Series for the Lubbock Women’s Club Historical Foundation.

The Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Community Speaker Series will welcome Stephan Pyles as a speaker on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at The Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway Street.

Pyles, considered the founding father of Southwestern Cuisine, has opened 21 restaurants over the last 30 years. These include Routh Street Café, Star Canyon and Stampede 66. Pyles has put out four very successful cookbooks and hosted two seasons of the Emmy Award-Winning PBS series New Tastes from Texas.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chef Pyles to Lubbock," said Sandy Core, President of the Lubbock Women’s Club. "If you love to cook or like most of us, enjoy a wonderful meal, then join us for a fun evening at the Lubbock Women’s Club. We will feature items from Stephan’s cookbooks on the menu that night."

Tickets ranging in price from $50 - $100 are on sale now and are available at The Lubbock Women’s Club.