Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Chef Stephan Pyles and Celebrity Chef Friends Raise $160,000 At 10th Anniversary No Kid Hungry Dinner in Dallas

On the evening of Sunday, April 22, 2018, celebrity chefs from across the country united to end childhood hunger in America. Attendees arrived with an appetite at Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café at HALL Arts, ready to rally together and raise funds to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. The sold-out event featured eight of the nation's top chefs along with approximately 100 guests. Together they raised $160,000, which will be used to connect kids with the meals they deserve in Dallas, Texas, and beyond.
John and Pam Beckert, Chef Stephan Pyles, Holly and Doug Brooks

The cocktail reception began at 6:00 p.m. as chefs greeted event goers who enjoyed cocktails while mingling and bidding on silent auction items until programming began at 7:00 p.m. Chefs were joined by Emcee and Auctioneer Billy Harris, who has participated in the event for ten consecutive years.

Hosted by Chef Stephan Pyles, the roster of notable chefs included: Chefs Peter Barlow, Flora Street Café; Mike Matis, Stampede 66; Dean Fearing, Fearings; Matt Lambert, The Musket Room; Tracy Miller, Local; Michael Ginor & Lenny Messina, Hudson Valley Foie Gras; and Mark Kiffin, The Compound Restaurant.

During the evening, Chef Pyles was recognized for his contribution to No Kid Hungry as a founding board member. He was a recipient of the No Kid Hungry Hero Award as a thank you to his contribution to the organization. Pyles has raised over $1 million in the past decade for No Kid Hungry.

The featured speaker for the evening was Debbie Shore, Co-Founder of Share Our Strength.  Notable guests included John and Pam BeckertBrent BeckertJan and Dan MontgomeryPhyllis and Ellis ShamoonJoan and David Sandfield JacksonTim Lavender and Lisa Moore.  
Sponsors of the No Kid Hungry Dallas Dinner included: School Meals Hero Sandra and Elmer Doty; Summer Meals Supporter John and Pam Beckert; After School Snack Stars Nick and Melissa Lewis & Dirk and Kathryn Copple, Giles Davidson and Dan Waldmann & Deby and Keith Pitts, Haynes & Boone, Joan Sandfield Jackson, Dan and Jennifer Montgomery, Mike and Carol Riddle, New Era Companies, Juniper Capital Management, and Phyllis and Ellis Shamoon; and Healthy Meals Advocates Kay and Brent Franks, Wally and Joni Doolin, John and Janet Holland, and Laura and Reid Willman.

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