Symphony of Chefs Gala Benefits KidLinks
By Cynthia Smoot Photography by Gabriel Sheffield
THE SCENE: The 8th Annual Symphony of Chefs was held recently at Sixty Five Hundred, benefitting the KidLinks organization. The evening, where Dallas’ top chefs cook for a cause with the theme Global Fare, began with the sounds of Corey Breedlove on guitar during a hors d’oeuvres reception. As the dinner bell chimed, 250 guests took their seats in front of the 25 featured chef’s tables.
THE VIBE: The podium was turned over to WFAA’s Good Morning Texas co-host Jane McGarry, who introduced Honorary Chef Tiffany Derry. Chef Derry assembled an army of accomplished chefs who created a global-inspired four-course meal prepared tableside. Thanks to a spirited live auction, this year’s event raised over $260,000 for the KidLinks organization.
THE CAUSE: The event was co-chaired by Vinette and Mike Montgomery and Georgia and Marc Lyons. Keeping with the night’s theme, KidLinks presented each guest with a perfect bound cookbook of recipes from the chefs to remember the evening. Funds raised from this event will support KidLinks’ programs to provide healing, hope and happiness for the special needs of children through music and media.