Soaring through the scene

Pretty young things fill the Frontiers of Flight Museum for Food for Thought

Pretty young things fill the Frontiers of Flight Museum for Food for Thought

Brittney Warren, Kyle Rhodes, Natalie Alexis, Dave Wishnew, Christina Johnson
Brittney Warren , Kyle Rhodes , Natalie Alexis , Dave Wishnew , Christina Johnson Photo by Daniel Driensky
Lauren Varsamis, Jim Varsamis
Lauren Varsamis , Jim Varsamis Photo by Daniel Driensky
Food For Thought
The Frontiers of Flight Museum was packed with hungry Big Thought supporters.  Photo by Daniel Driensky
David Balli, Todd Sherrod, Rory Didas, Bob Vavrick
David Balli , Todd Sherrod , Rory Didas , Bob Vavrick Photo by Daniel Driensky
Tiffany Derry
Chef Tiffany Derry with her Private Social team.  Photo by Daniel Driensky
Mark Melton, Edwin Flores
Mark Melton , Edwin Flores Photo by Daniel Driensky
Joseph Webb, Nancy Webb
Joseph Webb , Nancy Webb Photo by Daniel Driensky
Ross Williams, Chelsea Hilliard
Ross Williams , Chelsea Hilliard Photo by Daniel Driensky
Ashley Hinkle, Funmi Okunbolade, Demetria Olive
Ashley Hinkle , Funmi Okunbolade , Demetria Olive Photo by Daniel Driensky
Brittney Warren, Kyle Rhodes, Natalie Alexis, Dave Wishnew, Christina Johnson
Lauren Varsamis, Jim Varsamis
Food For Thought
David Balli, Todd Sherrod, Rory Didas, Bob Vavrick
Tiffany Derry
Mark Melton, Edwin Flores
Joseph Webb, Nancy Webb
Ross Williams, Chelsea Hilliard
Ashley Hinkle, Funmi Okunbolade, Demetria Olive

There’s nothing more exciting and nostalgic than a visit to the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Remember when airplanes seemed like giant toys? They’re still pretty cool. So when the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers hosted the fourth annual Food For Thought event at the museum, we knew it would take off.

Local chefs — including Tiffany Derry of Private Social, Tre Wilcox of Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar, Randall Copeland of Restaurant Ava and Janice Provost of Parigi — set up stations serving small portions of their food for guests to taste. Our favorite? Parigi’s cream of mushroom soup with truffle crouton, served in tiny cups with no spoon. (They ran out.) 

Because there were more than 500 people — including Emily and Hunter BywatersMissy CousinoDave WishnewRegina BruceAmanda Kleen and Todd Sherod — by nine o’clock, wine was served in tumblers. But with a beneficiary as proactive as Big Thought, the creative learning program that enables kids to excel in their school and communities, there were no hard feelings about refilling wine glasses.

The jazz quartet from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts serenaded attendees before emcee Saul Garza introduced Mark Melton, chair of the DAYL Food For Thought committee. Melton presented Edwin Flores, former DISD school board trustee, with the Gavel of Excellence Award for his efforts in improving student outcomes.

Eyeing the planes above and perusing the auction — filled with items such as sports and travel packages, paintings, and photography —were Nancy and Joseph WebbAshley HinkleJulia Jones, Mike MorathCandice MeltonLaura MossingJason WeberLucy and Ken Lambert