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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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Cancer Survivors to Hit the Runway

FORT WORTH  _ Names of local cancer survivors who will model spring fashions during the Fourth Annual Survivors in Style, a charity event set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway.

The fashion show will benefit Cuisine for Healing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease and will spotlight local men and women who have survived cancer. Models this year include Glenda Brooks, Sylvania Crawford, Kristi Evans, Nancy L.B. Michlin, Debbie Millhollon, Kerbi Nobles, Don Oxman, Joan Stokes, Melodye Tune, Guynell Whetstone, Sylvia Wilkie and Stephanie Woodard.

Models will highlight spring styles from MPulsive Fashion Styling and Whatchamacallit in Fort Worth. Makeovers for each of the models, including hair styling and makeup, will be provided by Goldwaves Salon.

Cancer survivor and Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton, author of the award-winning Redefining Beauty, will return this year to be the keynote speaker. Sherree Bennett, director  of the Joan Katz Breast Center, will serve as honorary chair, and Darla Robinson will be the master of ceremonies.

The evening will feature an assortment of appetizers, desserts and wine. Tickets cost $50 each, with reserved tables available for $450. Tickets may be purchased by checking  https://cuisineforhealing.edsregistration.com/events/51. For more information, please visit the Cuisine for Healing website at http://www.cuisineforhealing.org/survivors.htm.

 

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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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Evening of Fashion, Wine Spotlights Poet

Karla K. Morton

FORT WORTH _ Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas poet laureate, will headline Cuisine for Healing’ s third annual Survivors in Style: An Evening of Fashion, Food and Wine. The event is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Cenderea Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway.

Cuisine for Healing, a non-profit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease, will be the beneficiary of the evening featuring Morton. A lifelong poet, as well as a wife and mother of two, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, 2008.  She is the author of Redefining Beauty.

The cocktail hour benefit event will feature a fashion show celebrating the lives of local women who have survived cancer. The evening will also feature complimentary wine and champagne, appetizers and raffle prize drawings.

The program has prepared, packaged and delivered more than 13,000 Cuisine for Healing-certified meals to cancer patients in need since the program began a little over two years ago, according to Sue Austin, Cuisine for Healing board president. Founded by Wendy Wilkie in 2006 as she battled cancer, Cuisine for Healing is a non-profit organization dedicated to making nutritious food readily available to people combating disease, while providing education about the power of healthy food.

 
For more information, visit the Cuisine for Healing website at www.cuisineforhealing.org.
 

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Date Announced for Cancer Fundraiser

 FORT WORTH _  Survivors in Style: An Evening of Fashion, Food and Wine has been set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway.
This will be the third annual fundraiser for Cuisine for Healing, a non-profit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease. The cocktail-hour benefit event will feature a fashion show celebrating the lives of local women who have survived cancer. The evening also will include complimentary wine and champagne, appetizers and a  guest speaker, to be announced at a later date.
 
“We are thrilled with the success of Survivors in Style, and the need to expand to a larger venue next year,” said Sue Austin, president of Cuisine for Healing. “Fort Worth is incredibly generous, and with the community’s support, the Cuisine for Healing Outreach Food Program has prepared, packaged and delivered over 13,000 Cuisine for Healing-certified meals during the past year to those in need who are fighting cancer.”
Founded by Wendy Wilkie in 2006 as she battled cancer, Cuisine for Healing is a non-profit organizatioin dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to people combating disease, while providing education about the power of healthy food.  The Cuisine for Healing Certification Mark signifies that a product or menu item is organic, when possible, and free from hormones, preservatives, antibiotics, pesticides, trans fats, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors and has met other guidelines in terms of ingredients and food preparation.
 
For more information, visit at www.cuisineforhealing.org.
 

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Six Chefs Supporting Fort Worth Fundraiser

FORT WORTH _ A Dinner Party for Life, a combined fundraising effort from Texas Toast Culinary Tours and Cuisine for Healing, is planned for 5 to 8 p.m.  July 24 at Artspace 111.
The charity event will benefit Cuisine for Healing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease.
 
The evening will include a six-course meal and wine pairings. Each course will be prepared by one of six Fort Worth-area chefs. Cooking will be Asdren Azemi, Ruffino’s Restaurant; Jon Bonnell, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine; Gwin Grimes, Artisan Baking Co.; Jerrett Joslin, The Wild Mushroom; Lanny Lancarte II, Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana; and Brian Olenjack, Olenjack’s Grille.
 
Rosie Moncrief, wife of Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief, will serve as the honorary chairperson, and live music entertainment will be among the evening’s festivities.
 
“We are excited to partner with Texas Toast Culinary Tours and look forward to this incredible event, organized to help fuel the important work of Cuisine for Healing’s Outreach Food Program,” said Sue Austin, president of Cuisine for Healing. “Healthy food is a key weapon in the battle against cancer, and yet, at a time when it’s more important than ever to eat healthy, many cancer patients simply do not have access to the kind of food they need, let alone the energy or ability to shop and prepare healthy meals. Funds from this event will help us feed more cancer patients in need in our community.”
 
Tickets to A Dinner Party for Life will cost $100 each, and may be purchased  online at www.texastoastculinarytours.com.

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