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John Kleifgen Named Executive Chef at Cafe Pacific

IMG_5667by Steven Doyle

The sous chef at Cafe Pacific was just promoted to the executive position after two years at the Highland Park Village restaurant. Kleifgen has a fantastic background and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York before moving to Boston, and worked with James Beard Award winning Frank McClelland at L’Espalier. But Kleifgen eventually made it back to Texas where he was raised.   Continue reading

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Food For Thought 2012

The fourth annual Food for Thought event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Showcasing Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning. At the event, former DISD School Board Trustee Edwin Flores will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award.

“Edwin devoted six years to our children through service on the Dallas ISD School Board where he consistently pushed for policies aimed at improving student outcomes,” said Mark Melton, tax attorney at Hunton & Williams LLP and chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Food for Thought Committee. “He maintained a singular focus on what was best for the children. They will have greater opportunities in life because of his efforts.”         Continue reading

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Pyles And McCallister “Water Into Wine”

by Steven Doyle  photos by Robert Bostick

This past Monday the alpha team of Stephan Pyles and Matt McCallister were back in the kitchen, knife-to-knife, cooking for a special dinner to benefit 5,000 families in the community of Chizavane, Mozambique. All the proceeds raised will bring water to the village and save lives by building a well that will bring life-giving water to these families.

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