Soup's On

Soup and art feed charitable Dallas souls at 2019 Stewpot luncheon

Soup and art feed charitable Dallas souls at 2019 Stewpot luncheon

Brenda Ewing Snitzer, Jill Tiernan, Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Lindsay Billingsley
Brenda Ewing Snitzer, Jill Tiernan, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Lindsay Billingsley Photo by Rob Wythe
Olivia Cole, Kameron Westcott and Brittany Stephens
Olivia Cole, Kameron Westcott, Brittany Stephens Photo by Rob Wythe
Stacy and Jared Caplan
Stacy Caplan, Jared Caplan Photo by Rob Wythe
Lacy Redmond and Jenny Thomas
Lacy Redmond, Jenny Thomas Photo by Rob Wythe
Mishael Riaz, Lacy Schuiteman, McKenzie Garber
Mishael Riaz, Lacy Schuiteman, McKenzie Garber Photo by Rob Wythe
Lucy Billingley, Regina Calcaterra, Linda Owen Barnes
Lucy Billingley, Regina Calcaterra, Linda Owen Barnes Photo by Rob Wythe
Amy Desler and Pennie Marshall
Amy Desler, Pennie Marshall Photo by Rob Wythe
Ellis Thomas and Jennifer Walters
Ellis Thomas, Jennifer Walters Photo by Rob Wythe
Stewpot Soup's On luncheon 2019 chefs
Participating chefs Photo by Rob Wythe
Elise Riter and Katie Kelton
Elise Riter, Katie Kelton Photo by Rob Wythe
Will and Frances Hendrickson
Will Hendrickson, Frances Hendrickson Photo by Rob Wythe
Ray and Margie Francis
Ray Francis, Margie Francis Photo by Rob Wythe
Angela Hunt, Monica Hartman, Cara Mendesohn, Gloria Sandoval
Angela Hunt, Monica Hartman, Cara Mendesohn, Gloria Sandoval Photo by Rob Wythe
Brenda Ewing Snitzer, Jill Tiernan, Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Lindsay Billingsley
Olivia Cole, Kameron Westcott and Brittany Stephens
Stacy and Jared Caplan
Lacy Redmond and Jenny Thomas
Mishael Riaz, Lacy Schuiteman, McKenzie Garber
Lucy Billingley, Regina Calcaterra, Linda Owen Barnes
Amy Desler and Pennie Marshall
Ellis Thomas and Jennifer Walters
Stewpot Soup's On luncheon 2019 chefs
Elise Riter and Katie Kelton
Will and Frances Hendrickson
Ray and Margie Francis
Angela Hunt, Monica Hartman, Cara Mendesohn, Gloria Sandoval

What: Stewpot Alliance Soup's On Luncheon and Art Sale 

Where: The Hilton Anatole Hotel Chantilly Ballroom

The 411: The 11th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale took place January 17, with proceeds benefiting The Stewpot. For more than four decades, The Stewpot has provided meals, medical and dental services; counseling and case management; youth and family stabilization programs; and therapeutic and vocational activities to Dallas community members experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness.

A $50,000 grant was provided by Highland Foundation and Commerce Street Capital at the luncheon. Co-chairs Lindsay Billingsley and Jill Tiernan encouraged guests to text additional monies to be matched by the generous grant. Linda Owen Barnes and Lucy Billingsley served as this year's honorary chairs.

The luncheon, emceed by Matrice Ellis Kirk, welcomed about 800 patrons eager to hear from keynote speaker Regina Calcaterra. Author of the bestseller Etched in Sand, Calcaterra shared her story of overcoming a childhood characterized by poverty, abuse, and homelessness.

The other stars of the day were the chefs who provided the delectable bites, slips, and slurps of savory soups. Under the direction of Chef Brian C. Luscher, owner of The Grape, top toques included Jeff Bekavac, Cane Rosso; Omar Flores, WhistleBritches; Danyele McPherson, 8020 Hospitality; Suki Otsuki, Mudhen Meat and Greens; Caroline Perini, Easy Slider; Janice Provost, Parigi; Anastasia Quiñones, José; Jeramie Robison, City Hall Bistro; Abraham Salum, Salum; Nick Walker, CBD Provisions; and Michael Youssef, The Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Who: Brenda Ewing SnitzerOlivia Cole, Kameron Westcott, Brittany StephensStacy Caplan, Jared CaplanLacy Redmond, Jenny ThomasMishael Riaz, Lacy Schuiteman, McKenzie GarberAmy Desler, Pennie MarshallEllis Thomas, Jennifer WaltersElise Riter, Katie Kelton, Will Hendrickson, Frances HendricksonRay Francis, Margie FrancisAngela Hunt, Monica Hartman, Cara Mendesohn, and Gloria Sandoval.