Symphony of Success

Dallas chefs compose record-breaking night for music therapy nonprofit

Dallas chefs compose record-breaking night for music therapy nonprofit

Karen Dollar, Suzanne & Scot Smith, Mike Dollar, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Karen Dollar, Suzanne Smith, Scot Smith, Mike Dollar Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Georgia and Marc Lyons, Diana Crawford, Jane McGarry, Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Georgia and Marc Lyons, Diana Crawford, Jane McGarry, Vinette Montgomery, Mike Montgomery Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Chef Tiffany Derry, Salvatore Gisellu, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Chef Tiffany Derry, Salvatore Gisellu Photo by Ga
JW Brown, Bonnie Shea, Nathan Shea, Symphony of Chefs 2018
JW Brown, Bonnie Shea, Nathan Shea Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Brooke Hortenstine, Lea Anne Laughlin, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Brooke Hortenstine, Lea Anne Laughlin Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Chef Jacob Williamson, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Chef Jacob Williamson serves guests. Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Chef Justin Box, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Chef Justin Box serves his table. Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Diana Crawford, Paul G. Hill, Ginny Denmark, Maddie Benner, Jim Newton, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Diana Crawford, Paul G. Hill, Ginny Denmark, Maddie Benner, Jim Newton Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Georgia Lyons, Chef Gorgi, Marc Lyons, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Georgia Lyons, Chef Gorgi, Marc Lyons Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Jane McGarry, Otis Felton, Carmaleta Felton, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Jane McGarry, Otis Felton, Carmaleta Felton Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Photographing Macarons from Haute Sweet Patisserie, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Macarons from Haute Sweet Patisserie ended the meal. Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Tiffany Derry, Tre Wilcox, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Tiffany Derry, Tre Wilcox Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Tracey Shuey & Alyssa Ausbrook, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Tracey Shuey, Alyssa Ausbrook Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Tre Wilcox, Ken Patrick, Fitzgerald Dodd, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Tre Wilcox, Ken Patrick, Fitzgerald Dodd Photo by Gabriel Sheffield Photography
Karen Dollar, Suzanne & Scot Smith, Mike Dollar, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Georgia and Marc Lyons, Diana Crawford, Jane McGarry, Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Chef Tiffany Derry, Salvatore Gisellu, Symphony of Chefs 2018
JW Brown, Bonnie Shea, Nathan Shea, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Brooke Hortenstine, Lea Anne Laughlin, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Chef Jacob Williamson, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Chef Justin Box, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Diana Crawford, Paul G. Hill, Ginny Denmark, Maddie Benner, Jim Newton, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Georgia Lyons, Chef Gorgi, Marc Lyons, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Jane McGarry, Otis Felton, Carmaleta Felton, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Photographing Macarons from Haute Sweet Patisserie, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Tiffany Derry, Tre Wilcox, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Tracey Shuey & Alyssa Ausbrook, Symphony of Chefs 2018
Tre Wilcox, Ken Patrick, Fitzgerald Dodd, Symphony of Chefs 2018

What: Symphony of Chefs benefiting KidLinks

Where: Sixty Five Hundred

The 411: The eighth annual Symphony of Chefs was a delicious night of foodie fundraising, and a record-breaking contribution to KidLinks provided a sweet ending. The 2018 event was co-chaired by Georgia and Marc Lyons and Vinette and Michael Montgomery and emceed by Good Morning Texas co-host Jane McGarry.

Honorary chef chair emeritus Salvatore Gisellu of Urban Family Restaurants had passed the knife on to honorary chef Tiffany Derry, who enlisted an impressive roster of 25 accomplished chefs, including Tre Wilcox, Chad Houser, Joanne Bondy, Fitzgerald Dodd, Mark Guatelara, Ken PatrickManny Vera, and more.

The evening began with a hors d’oeuvres reception prepared by chef partner Justin Yoakum from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. About 250 attendees, including Jolie and Bart Humphrey, Carmaleta and Otis Felton, Margo and Bill Goodwin, Dallas Cowboy Tyrone Crawford, and founding event chairs Bonnie and Nathan Shea enjoyed light bites and drinks while musician Corey Breedlove serenaded on guitar.

Then guests sat down to a four-course dinner prepared table-side by the featured dinner chefs and paired with more than 40 wines representing eight regions. The meal concluded with a presentation of macarons from Haute Sweets Patisserie executive chef Gianni Santin and a decadent chocolate dessert from Dunia Borga from La Duni Baking Studio.

A presentation by KidLinks CEO Diana Crawford spurred patrons to give generously to the non-profit and to bid fiercely for dining packages and more in a live auction. By the time everyone pushed back from the table, the event had hit a new fundraising record of just over $260,000.

All proceeds go to KidLinks and their mission of linking kids to health and healing through music and media.

Who: Tracey Shuey, Alyssa AusbrookKaren Dollar, Mike Dollar, Suzanne Smith, Scot SmithPaul G. Hill, Ginny Denmark, Maddie Benner, Jim NewtonBrooke Hortenstine, Lea Anne Laughlin, and JW Brown.