DCS Partners with KidLinks’ “Symphony of Chefs” to fund Children’s Music Therapy

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Kidlinks Symphony of Chefs LogoDallas Chamber Symphony partners with the third annual “Symphony of Chefs” fine dining event on February 25, 2013, which will fund children’s Music Therapy initiatives in North Texas. Acclaimed Dallas Chefs to Participate in Symphony of Chefs Fine Dining Event at the Petroleum Club in Dallas. Live music is provided by the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

February 5, 2013, The KidLinks Foundation – a nonprofit that has been improving the emotional and physical needs of children by directly funding therapeutic music programs in North Texas for more than a decade – is hosting its third annual “Symphony of Chefs” fine dining event on February 25, 2013. Symphony of Chefs is pleased to announce that two restaurants named by D Magazine as Best New Restaurants in 2012 will be participating. Award-winning chefs Ryan Olmos (Urban Rio) and Francesco Farris (Zio Cecio Cucina Italiana) are returning to the event for a second year. These chefs, along with many others from Dallas and Fort Worth, have agreed to donate their time, talent and food to this worthy cause.

Symphony of Chefs attendees will experience an evening of fine dining with each chef preparing a five-course dinner tableside exclusively for a table of 10 guests. The chefs will create their own menu, select complementing wines, and interact with table guests while preparing their gastronomical masterpiece.

All proceeds from the event will be used to fund several North Texas therapeutic music programs for children that are critically ill or have developmental delays. These organizations include Children’s Medical Center Music Therapy Program, SMU/Hugworks Music Therapy Program, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft. Worth, and Hurst-based Hugworks. Co-chairs of this year’s Symphony of Chefs are Bonnie & Nathan Shea and Kaari & Jim Wicklund.

In addition to Chef Olmos and Chef Farris, the following Executive Chefs and culinary establishments will be participating:

Omni Dallas Hotel Park West – Chef Gabino Acosta
Milestone Culinary Arts Center – Chef Andre Bedouret, W.M.C.S.
The Dallas Petroleum Club – Chef Jesus Campos
Front Burner Restaurants (Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake) – Chef John Franke
Flavor of Passion Awards – Chef Felipe Gaytan
Urban Crust Wood Fired Pizza – Chef Salvatore Gisellu
Wild Mushroom Steak House and Lounge – Chef Jerrett Joslin
ASADOR – Chef Brad Phillips
MAX’S Wine Dive – Chef Patrick Russell
Northwood Country Club – Chef Michael Scott
Brookhollow Country Club – Chef David Sokol
The Grotto – Chef Morris Salerno
The Capital Grille – Chef Aaron Valimont

A Symphony of Chefs will be held at the Petroleum Club, Dallas on Monday, February 25, 2013. It is open to the public with tables for 10 ranging in price from $5,000 to $25,000, and a limited number of individual seats are available for $1,000. For more information about the event, visit www.symphonyofchefs.com.

For more information regarding these therapeutic music programs and chefs:


For more information regarding the KidLinks Foundation or Dallas Chamber Symphony:

Elizabeth Peichel
(214) 336-8344

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