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Chefs Cook Up Charity Benefit

FORT WORTH _  Cuisine for Healing, a non-profit organization dedicated to making nutritious food available to cancer patients and others combating disease, announced the fourth annual Dinner Party for Life benefit dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the YWCA, 512 W. 4 St.

The seated, six-course dinner will be prepared by noted chefs Jon Bonnell, Karon Constance, Jason Harper, Jerrett Joslin, Kevin Martinez and Charles Youts.  Each chef will create a course following Cuisine for Healing’s guidelines, and each course will be paired with a selected wine.

Tickets for the event cost $125 each or $875 per table and are available atwww.cuisineforhealing.org/dinnerparty.

Cuisine for Healing was founded by Wendy Wilkie in 2006. 


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Food, Wine and Chefs Combine for Dinner Party Benefit

Rosie Moncrief, former first lady of Fort Worth, will act as honorary co-chair for the second annual Dinner Party for Life.

FORT WORTH _ Prominent chefs will present an eight-course tasting menu, complete with wine pairings, at the second annual Dinner Party for Life event, set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 24 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St.

Cuisine for Healing (http://www.cuisneforhealing.org) and Texas Toast Culinary Tours (http://www.texastoastculinarytourx.com) are partnering for the event. The seated affair will benefit Cuisine for Healing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease.

At the fundraiser, each dish will be prepared by one of eight top local chefs. Chefs participating in the charity event will be Jon Bonnell, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine; Gwin Grimes, Artisan Baking Company; Mary Kha Ho and Jarry Ho, Tokyo Café and Shinjuku Station; Sarah Hooton, Central Market; Jerrett Joslin, The Wild Mushroom; Lanny Lancarte II, Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexican; Molly McCook, Ellerbe Fine Foods; and Brian Olenjack, Olenjack’s Grille.

“Until last summer, Fort Worth had not experienced a dining event quite like this one, and this year’s Dinner Party for Life promises to be even more impressive,” said June Naylor, food journalist and Texas Toast Culinary Tours partner. “Each special plate will reflect the creativity of its chef, and the bonus is that each course will meet Cuisine for Healing’s healthy certification guidelines.”

Fort Worth’s former first lady, Rosie Moncrief, will return this year to serve as honorary chairperson. Live musical entertainment and the opportunity to visit with the chefs will be among the evening’s festivities.

The limited number of tickets for Dinner Party for Life will cost $125 each. Online registration will be available soon. For more details please visit www.texastoastculinarytours.com or www.cuisineforhealing.org.

Cuisine for Healing was founded in 2006 by Wendy Wilkie as she battled cancer. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to people combating disease, while providing education about the power of healthy food.  Naylor and Cynthia Wahl lead Texas Toast Culinary Tours, offering food and wine adventures in the Lone Star State.

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Soup Event Heats Up Food Bank’s Coffers

FORT WORTH _ Tickets are still available for Empty Bowls Fort Worth and its 10-year anniversary celebration Feb. 17 for patrons to delight their artistic fancies and tickle their taste buds at an event that attracts more than 1,500 guests. 

Empty Bowls Fort Worth is open  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Texas Hall, inside the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster.

General admission tickets are $45. and individual sponsor tickets allowing early entry to the event are $125. Tickets may be purchased by credit card either online at www.tafb.org/register-emptybowls.html or by calling Tarrant Area Food Bank at 817-332-9177, ext. 110. Checks for tickets may be mailed to: Empty Bowls, Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2600 Cullen St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

With admission to Empty Bowls, individuals may select a handmade bowl by area artists. Then patrons fill those bowls, sampling soup created by some of Fort Worth’s top chefs, including pork hatch chili by Tim Love, cream of jalapeno soup by Jerrett Joslin and vocka gazpacho with smoked shrimp by Jon Bonnell. 

New this year will be bowls and platters, signed by 13 celebrities, that will be offered in a live auction. Among the celebrities participating are LeAnn Rimes, Lyle Lovett and Betty Lynn Buckley. Live music will entertain guests, and attendees also will get to watch art demonstrations. 

The event benefits Tarrant Area Food Bank, which serves 13 counties. Tarrant Area Food Bank is a primary source of donated food for more than 300 major hunger-relief programs including pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and emergency shelters.

For more information on Tarrant Area Food Bank, visit www.tafb.org.

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