Chefs join forces to help sober-living house

By Ann Marie Bishop

The 6th Annual Dallas AllStar Chef Classic benefitting Dallas 24 Hour Club is set for Oct. 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening will feature cuisine prepared by 25 top chefs as well as live music by the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra and live and silent auctions. Vicki and Bruce Stensrud and Cindy and David Brewer will chair this year’s event along with Honorary Chairs Lee Ann and Steve Van Amburgh. Acclaimed Chef Matthew McCallister, of the newly opened Homewood, will serve as host chef, joined by the following extraordinary participating chefs:

The Dallas 24 Hour Club helps men and women.
Photo courtesy of the Dallas 24 Hour Club

Matt Balke, Bolsa; Josh Harmon, Belmont Hotel; Soraya Spencer, Gather Kitchen; Sean Frye, TK Culinary; Anastacia Quinones, Jose Jason Martin, Private Chef; Joel Orsini, Izkina; Scott Tobey, Bonton Farms; Justin Box, consulting chef; Peter Barlow, Nightshade chef collaborative; Troy Ardner, V-Eats Modern Vegan; Josh Sutcliff, Sutcliff & Brammer Hospitality; Peja Krstic, Mot Hai Ba; Marcus Kopplin, Sundown at Granada; Suzanne Clark, World Food Championships; Liz Kraatz, World Food Championships; Eric Dreyer, Hall Arts Hotel; Eric Freidline, Sevy’s Grill; Jab Street, Family Thais Asian Bistro; Samantha Rush, Rush Patisserie; Paul Wackym, Wackym Kitchen; Carlo ‘Botolo’ Gattini, Botolino Gelato Artigianale; Maggie Huff, Homewood; Michael Wyatt, Full City Rooster Coffee Roasting Studio 

The Dallas AllStar Chef Classic was born with the mission to help with fundraising efforts and to further addiction awareness within the restaurant community. The event supports Dallas 24 Hour Club and its mission to provide safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand-new life away from drugs and alcohol. The Classic will be at Sixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Rd. in Dallas.

More information on the organization and tickets to the Dallas AllStar Chef Classic are available at