On Paul Quinn College’s organic farm, some of Dallas’ top execuchefs will be preparing a beautiful dinner set outside where live music, evening stars, and the buds of organic fruit provide an excellent backdrop to their culinary creations.
Celebrate the farm’s accomplishments at “A Community Cooks,” and help raise money to support the farm’s fight against the food desert surrounding Paul Quinn College. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here. The event starts at 5 PM with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the farm’s expansion.
Participating chefs include Jeff Harris from Bolsa, Janice Provost from Parigi, Tim Bevins from Craft, Tre Wilcox of Marquee, Jason Maddy from Oak, Matt McCallister from CampO/FT33, Jon Stevens from Nosh/Snack, Randall Copeland from Ava/Boulevardier, Central 214’s Graham Dodds, the Dallas Cowboys’ Orazio La Manna, Brent Hammer from Hibiscus, and more.
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Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the former Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services and current Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, will be the guest speaker. Sanchez is a leader in the fight to reduce food deserts and also stresses the link between the lack of access to healthy, affordable foods and chronic diseases.
About Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts college founded by and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The College was founded in Austin, Texas, on April 4, 1872, and is one of the nation’s 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The College provides a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Academic excellence lies at the heart of the College’s mission, along with the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and an appreciation of cultural diversity. Members of the College’s student body, faculty and staff, called Quinnites, are achieving “Greatness…one step at a time,” by living the “Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership,” which are: Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and Love something greater than yourself.
The Farm at Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, 75241