Local chefs help cook up solutions

DALLAS 24 HOUR CLUB

Anastacia Quinones and Eduardo De La Cruz Jr.
Photo courtesy of Parigi

By Adrienne Santaularia

 

Dallas’ top chefs will join together on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Sixty Five Hundred for the 5th Annual Dallas All Star Chef Classic benefitting Dallas 24 Hour Club. The festive event, featuring 28 chefs, is a spirited get together to enjoy delectable dishes, live music by Taylor Pace Orchestra and lots of dancing, in addition to raising critical funds for Dallas 24 Hour Club. 

The Dallas All Star Chef Classic was born with a mission to help with fundraising efforts for Dallas 24 Hour Club and to further addiction awareness within the restaurant community. The idea evolved in 2014 during a brainstorming session for the 45th Anniversary of Dallas 24 Hour Club. 

Terry Kranz, owner of TK Culinary and Board Member of Dallas 24 Hour Club, came up with the idea after participating in other prestigious cooking events. “Substance abuse is rampant in the restaurant industry and especially in Dallas,” Kranz said. “Most people get off work and go to bars and restaurants to unwind. We wanted to show people, especially our residents and alumni, that you can have fun and enjoy yourself without alcohol. What better way to raise awareness for this disease then by bringing top chefs together to produce such a memorable event?” 

Along with Sean Frye of TK Culinary, many chefs are participating in the 2018 Dallas All Star Chef Classic: Ashley Miller with Billy Can Can, Janice Provost with Parigi, Jeffery Hobbs with The Slow Bone, Josh Sutcliff with Mirador, John Kleifgen with Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse and more.  

“This really is a DO-GOOD, DO-RIGHT program,” Adrienne Santaularia, marketing director for Dallas 24 Hour Club, said. 

For 49 years, Dallas 24 Hour Club has offered a safe transitional life for homeless men and women who suffer from drug or alcohol problems and want to improve their lives. The facility recently opened its brand new building on Ross Avenue.

“Guests should come hungry, ready to taste unbelievably delicious dishes. I am overjoyed year after year at the exquisite and imaginative treats our chefs prepare. Come hungry and wear stretchy pants!” she said.  

Tickets, which are $100 each, can be purchased on the Dallas 24 Hour Club website at dallas24hourclub.org/chef. Along with tastings from our top chefs, guests will enjoy music provided by Taylor Pace Orchestra, dancing and a live and silent auction. 

Since 1969, Dallas 24 Hour Club has provided safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from drugs and alcohol. Dallas 24 Hour Club is a registered 501(c)3. 

To see a complete listing of the participating chefs, please go to dallas24hourclub.org/chefs.

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