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Hungry Dallasites toast to good health at celebrity chef showcase

Hungry Dallasites toast to good health at celebrity chef showcase

Bonne Sante 2018, Chef Mike Barraza, Pulled pork sliders, House of Blues
House of Blues chef Mike Barraza serves pulled pork sliders. Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Mimi Koval, William Koval, Nathan Koval, Reagan Marks
Mimi Koval, William Koval, Nathan Koval, Reagan Marks Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Graham McMillan, Claire McMillan, Grace Nader, Danny Kolzow
Graham McMillan, Claire McMillan, Grace Nader, Danny Kolzow Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Maureen Stone, Kurt Stone
Maureen Stone, Kurt Stone  Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Jack Seifrick, Jane Seifrick
Jack Seifrick, Jane Seifrick Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Vinodh Elango, Ivette Gamblin, Sarav Bala,
Vinodh Elango, Ivette Gamblin, Sarav Bala Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, John Gossett, Erin Gossett
John Gossett, Erin Gossett Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Amber Harrell, Sam Harrell
Amber Harrell, Sam Harrell Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Vanessa Garnica, Steve Kemble, Amanda Crowley-Rios
Vanessa Garnica, Steve Kemble, Amanda Crowley-Rios Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Dr.  Demetri Arnaoutakis, LeeAnne Locken, Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman
Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis, LeeAnne Locken, Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, From Nick & Sam’s: Samir Dhurandhar, Chef John Kleifgen, Taylor Olds, Tatum Smith
Samir Dhurandhar, Chef John Kleifgen, Taylor Olds, and Tatum Smith represent Nick & Sam’s. Photo by Daniel Driensky
Bonne Sante 2018, Chef Mike Barraza, Pulled pork sliders, House of Blues
Bonne Sante 2018, Mimi Koval, William Koval, Nathan Koval, Reagan Marks
Bonne Sante 2018, Graham McMillan, Claire McMillan, Grace Nader, Danny Kolzow
Bonne Sante 2018, Maureen Stone, Kurt Stone
Bonne Sante 2018, Jack Seifrick, Jane Seifrick
Bonne Sante 2018, Vinodh Elango, Ivette Gamblin, Sarav Bala,
Bonne Sante 2018, John Gossett, Erin Gossett
Bonne Sante 2018, Amber Harrell, Sam Harrell
Bonne Sante 2018, Vanessa Garnica, Steve Kemble, Amanda Crowley-Rios
Bonne Sante 2018, Dr.  Demetri Arnaoutakis, LeeAnne Locken, Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman
Bonne Sante 2018, From Nick & Sam’s: Samir Dhurandhar, Chef John Kleifgen, Taylor Olds, Tatum Smith

What: Bonne Santé Wine and Food Showcase 

Where: The Westin Galleria Dallas

The 411: The eighth annual culinary extravaganza (whose name translates to "good health") featured an impressive slate of celebrity chefs raising funds for the National Kidney Foundation. Hosted by William Koval, executive chef of Lakewood Country Club, and host committee chair Amber Harrell, the event featured a food and wine showcase, unique tastings with wine pairings, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment.

Participating chefs and restaurants at included John Kleifgen of Nick & Sam's Steakhouse; Willie Singleton, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse; Mike Barraza, House of Blues; Daniel Menchaca, The Rustic; Bruce Wills, IdleRye; Justin Creel, The Oceanaire; Greg Wallace, Omni Dallas; and more. 

Real Housewives star LeeAnn Locken emceed the program and welcomed special guests, including Neil Foote, president of the National Kidney Foundation North Texas, and Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation. Special recognition went to Betty Osborne, wife of the late Burl Osborne, the namesake for the Burl Osborne Awareness Award. This year the award went to corporate recipient Tarrant Nephrology Associates for its outstanding support of kidney disease and awareness-related efforts.

The Gift of Life award was presented to Erin Gossett, who donated a kidney to her father, John Gossett. And in a moving moment, Christina Rossini shared her story about donating one of her kidneys to Sandra Lopez, and how the two women remain dear friends.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for tens of millions of Americans at risk.

Who: Mimi Koval, Nathan Koval, Reagan MarksGraham McMillan, Claire McMillan, Grace Nader, Danny KolzowMaureen Stone, Kurt StoneJack Seifrick, Jane SeifrickVinodh Elango, Ivette Gamblin, Sarav BalaSam HarrellVanessa Garnica, Steve Kemble, Amanda Crowley-RiosDr. Demetri Arnaoutakis, Jennifer Gaydos-HartmanSamir Dhurandhar, Taylor Olds, and Tatum Smith.