Friday, February 16, 2018

Chefs find themselves drafted at the 2018 KidLinks VIP Patron & Chef Selection Party

2018 KidLinks VIP Patron & Chef Selection Party
photos c/o Thomas Garza

The US Military draft might have ended in 1973, but the concept was alive and well at the recent 2018 KidLinks VIP Patron & Chef Selection party hosted by The Dallas Cowboys & Legends Hospitality - but this time Tiffany Derry from Bravo TV Top Chef All-Stars and Top Chef Junior fame led the charge in conducting a 23 table & chef selection event at The Star in Frisco for what is sure to be the culinary event of the year. Hamilton A Sneed acted as the War Room correspondent between chefs, guests and sponsors as guests including Ann & J.W. Brown, Aimee & Adam Hall, Mike Dollar & wife Karen and founding event chairs Bonnie & Nathan Shea claimed their table's chef for the upcoming Symphony of Chefs Gala. There were even financial challenges and draft seats being given up raising an extra $5K+ on the spot for the charity.

The 8th Annual Symphony of Chefs will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Sixty Five Hundred benefiting KidLinks. The theme of this culinary evening is “global fare” and will begin with a hors d’oeuvres reception featuring Rising Star Chefs, followed by a seated 4-course dinner prepared table-side by Featured Dinner Chefs and concluding with a decadent dessert reception by a group of incredible Pastry Chefs led by Honorary Chef Chair, Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak at Legacy Hall. Each course of the evening is paired with wine. Additional highlights of the evening to include live musical entertainment and a lively live auction of chef & dining experiences. This culinary evening is led by Honorary Chair Faye C. Briggs and Event Co-Chairs Georgia & Marc Lyons and Vinette & Mike Montgomery. Good Morning Texas Co-Host Jane McGarry will serve as emcee. Funds raised from this event will support KidLinks efforts to provide healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free or low cost treatment programs for children in need. We are told that only a few seats remain so grab yours for the year's hottest foodie event!