Recipe for Success Hosts 10th Anniversary Dinner

By Jennifer Roosth
Photography by Kim Coffman

THE SCENE: Under the sparkling chandeliers of The Dunlavy, 70 guests gathered to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Recipe for Success Foundation, Delicious Alchemy, and enjoy an exquisite and sumptuous ten-course Banquet prepared by ten iconic chefs: Chefs Bryan Caswell, Charles Clark, Robert Del Grande, Monica Pope, Ouisie Adams Jones, Randy Evans, Lance Fegan, Randy Rucker, Peter Garcia and John Sheely, all of whom are founding members of the organization’s Chef’s Advisory Board.

THE VIBE: The dinner celebration was the ultimate expression of the Recipe for Success vision:  A world where healthy eating is the norm and a culture where nutritious food is shared, appreciated, and celebrated. The evening tickled all the senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. Anchored by a Big Board auction of Art on a Napkin: Dinner at Eight, featuring work from iconic artists interpreting their philosophy of shared meals, curated by Catherine Anspon and Eleanor Williams, there were dozens of tasting stations with Houston’s most creative chefs and wine tastings orchestrated by Amy Carron Power, The Wine Wonkette, and music from DJ Sun, Paul English and Houston’s first Silent Disco, as well as poetry on demand from the Inprint Poetry Buskers, and performance art.

THE CAUSE: Recipe for Success founders Bob and Gracie Cavnar chaired the event for the organization that focuses on combating childhood obesity by changing the way our children understand, appreciate and eat their food and by educating and mobilizing the community to provide healthier diets for children. Their programs have empowered more than 30,000 children in Houston and beyond with the knowledge and skills they need to lead healthier lives.

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