For all the events and charity functions that we have in Dallas, perhaps my favorite occurs annually on a January afternoon featuring some of the best chefs in the city making their signature soups for one of our most worthy charities in the city, Soup’s On for The Stewpot.
Led each year by Chef/ Chair Brian Luscher of The Grape creating his much loved Mushroom Soup, with the help of the dedicated members of The Stewpot Alliance, including co-chairs Kay Lunceford and Trish Weigand, the event raises both funds and awareness for the incredible work The Stewpot does helping the homeless of Dallas.
Chef Brian will be joined by Chefs Randall Copeland of Restaurant Ava; Bruno Davaillon of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; Jason Maddy of Oak; Chad Kelley of Café Pacific; Janice Provost of Parigi; Anastasia Quiñones of Komali; Abraham Salum of Salum; and Jason Weaver of the Omni Dallas, to name a few.
This year is particularly special as the great fundraising that occurred in the past has allowed The Stewpot to purchase a new building across from its facility in downtown Dallas, 508 Park, which is in development. The building is being turned into a multi-use facility to house a music academy, recording studio, concert amphitheater, rooftop terrace, community garden, and the Museum of Street Culture. The mission of The Stewpot is to offer a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals in Dallas.
Soup’s On for The Stewpot will occur on January 29, 2013 at The Omni Hotel, with the art sale beginning at 11, luncheon at noon with special guest Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Tickets and information available here.