By Amity Thomas
The 11th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale is on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. in The Hilton Anatole Hotel. Proceeds benefit The Stewpot, which has served homeless and at-risk neighbors for more than 40 years, providing meals, medical and dental services, counseling and case management, youth and family stabilization programs, as well as therapeutic and vocational activities.
Regina Calcaterra, author of “Etched in Sand,” will share her story on overcoming a childhood characterized by poverty, abuse and homelessness.
And, as always, some of Dallas’ finest chefs — under the direction of Chef Brian C. Luscher, owner of The Grape — will prepare signature soups for the occasion. Guests can view and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art crafted by artists in the Stewpot Art Program.
A dozen top Dallas toques, including Jeff Bekavac, Cane Rosso; Omar Flores, WhistleBritches; Brian C. Luscher, The Grape; Danyele McPherson, 8020 Hospitality; Suki Otsuki, Mudhen Meat and Greens; Caroline Perini, Easy Slider; Janice Provost, Parigi; Anastasia Quiñones; Jeramie Robison, City Hall Bistro; Abraham Salum, Salum; Nick Walker, CBD Provisions; and Michael Youssef, The Hilton Anatole Hotel will prepare signature soups for the occasion.
Co-chairs for this year’s luncheon are Lindsay Billingsley and Jill Tiernan, with Linda Owen Barnes and Lucy Billingsley serving as Honorary Chairs.
Since its inception, The Stewpot has embraced the concept that transformation and growth take place when a person’s basic needs are met, and creative spirit is nourished. In 2013, The Stewpot helped birth Encore Park, a new nonprofit, which includes a community garden and amphitheater at 508 Park, across from The Stewpot. Additional expansion is planned to house partner agencies and programs at an adjoining property, 515 Park.
The Hilton Anatole Hotel is located at 2201 North Stemmons Expressway. Tickets available from $250 per person available at thestewpot.org/soups-on/. Call 214-746-2785 x 234 for more information.