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.”
Previous Gavel of Excellence award recipients include Daryl Johnston (2011), Ebby Halliday (2010) and Jim Keyes (2009).
Food for Thought features more than a dozen chefs from our city’s best establishments presenting signature “tastes” of their specialties during the evening. The event also includes live entertainment, silent auction, open premium bar and special awards presentation.
Featured chefs include David Balli, Chiloso Mexican Bistro; Tiffany Derry, Private Social; Samir Dhurandhar, Nick and Sam’s; Michael Ehlert, Campo Modern Country Bistro; Estevan Galindo, Hattie’s; Lisa Garza, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen; Brad Holt, Two Sisters To-Go; Khahn Nguyen, Dalat; Janice Provost, Parigi; Matt Reddick, formerly of Il Cane Rosso; Jon Stevens, Nosh; Jonathan Stirnweis, Two Sisters Catering; Nicole Van Camp, Pop-ups; Tre Wilcox, Village Marquee Bar and Grill; and more. Additional stations include offerings from Whole Foods, Artizone.com and Kruffles.
Tickets to the event, which takes place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at 6900 Lemmon Avenue, are now available. Tickets start at $150 per person. A young professionals discount rate of $100 will be offered to those under 30 years of age. For more information and to purchase tickets call 469-916-9818 or go to http://www.foodforthoughtdallas.