Dallas Chamber Symphony Partners with “Symphony of Chefs” Fine Dining Event, Feb. 24, 2014

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One-of-a-kind gastronomical experience will fund Music Therapy initiatives for children across North Texas. Who’s who of DFW’s restaurants to donate their time and talent at fourth-annual event. www.symphonyofchefs.com

DALLAS – February 4, 2014 – The KidLinks Foundation is hosting its fourth annual “Symphony of Chefs” fine dining event on February 24, 2014 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Each year the event has sold out, providing funding of therapeutic music programs for special needs children in North Texas. The KidLinks Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million at its two annual events since its inception in 2001.

Symphony of Chefs attendees will experience an evening of fine dining like no other, starting with a cocktail reception followed by renowned area chefs each preparing a five-course dinner tableside exclusively for a table of 10. The chefs will create their own menu, select complementing wines, and interact with table guests while preparing their gastronomical masterpiece.

“We have an outstanding and award-winning group of chefs for this year’s Symphony of Chefs, and we are so grateful for their contribution to this worthy cause,” says Bonnie Shea, KidLinks Board Member and Co-chair for Symphony of Chefs. “The participation of these amazing chefs will go a long way toward making a big difference in thousands of little lives.”

This year’s event Co-chairs are Bonnie and Nathan Shea, and Summer and Jeff Olmstead. The Dallas Chamber Symphony is this year’s musical partner.

For more than 14 years, The KidLinks Foundation has been improving the emotional and physical needs of children by directly funding therapeutic music initiatives in Texas. All proceeds from Symphony of Chefs will fund several North Texas-based music programs for children that are critically ill or have developmental delays. These organizations include SMU/Hugworks Music Therapy Program, Children’s Medical Center Music Therapy Program, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft. Worth, and Hurst-based Hugworks.

To date, the following chefs have graciously agreed to donate their time, talent and food to this worthy cause:

Chef Andre’ Bedouret

Chef Anthony Van Camp

ASADOR – Chef Brad Phillips

Bent Tree Country Club – Chef Ralph Fernandez

Brookhollow Country Club – Chef David Sokol and Pastry Chef Michele Brown

The Capital Grille – Chef Aaron Valimont

Chef Pete Catering – Chef Pete Nolasco

Flavor of Passion Awards – Chef Felipe Gaytan

Front Burner Restaurants (Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake) – Chef John Franke

Haute Sweet Patisserie – Chef Gianni Santin

Hilton Anatole Hotel – Executive Chef Tom Welther

Nathan Burke Caterer – Chef Nathan Burke

Northwood Country Club – Chef Michael Scott

Restaurant 506 at the Sanford House – Chef John Klein and Chef David Pacheco

Truluck’s – Chef Kyle Jones

Urban Crust Wood Fired Pizza – Chef James Pettus

Urban Rio – Chef Fernando Torres

Wild Mushroom Steak House and Lounge – Chef Jerrett Joslin

Yutaka Japanese Bistro – Chef Yutaka Yamato

Zio Cecio Cucina Italiana – Chef Francesco Farris

The event is open to the public with tables for 10 ranging in price from $5,000 to $15,000, and a limited number of individual seats are available for $1,000. In addition to ticket sales, money will also be raised through a live “Chef Auction” – while everyone is cooking and eating, chefs will auction themselves off for a private, in-home dining experience. For more information about the event and to register, visit www.symphonyofchefs.com.

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For more information regarding event:

Elizabeth Peichel


(214) 336-8344

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