Piehole Project is Back — Live

More than a dozen of Dallas’ top chefs will gather together for one night to raise money for FestEvents Foundation, an organization dedicated to workforce sustainability and development in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Piehole Project Live! The Variety Show will include award-winning chefs such as Anastasia Quiñones-Pittman, Bruno Davaillon and Matt Balke preparing dinner for 12 guests each within their own mini kitchen theaters, while live entertainers such as comedians, magicians and an aerialist perform on a center stage.  
 
Piehole Project Live! The Variety Show will take place Thursday, October 28 from 7 – 10 p.m. at On the Levee, 1108 Quaker Street in the Design District.  Individual ticket prices range from $300 to $500.  There are three levels of table sponsorships: Promote, Inspire and Elevate.  


 
Promote – $2,500 Benefits include: 

One scholarship in your/your company’s name  
Two tickets to Piehole Project Live! The Variety Show  
Choose your chef (first come first served)  
Logo placement on website and bidding platform  
Right of first refusal for 2022 sponsorships  
 
Inspire – $5,000 Benefits include  
Two scholarships in you/your company’s name  
Table for six at Piehole Project Live! The Variety Show  
Choose your chef (first come first served)  
Logo placement on website and bidding platform  
Right of first refusal for 2022 sponsorships  
 
Elevate – $10,000 Benefits include  
T
hree scholarships in your/your company’s name  
Two tables of six at Piehole Project Live! The Variety Show  
Choose your chefs (first come first served)  
Pie Buffett for 20 people on Pie Day (3.14.22)  
Logo placement on website and bidding platform  
Right of first refusal for 2022 sponsorships  
 
Piehole Project Live! will include a cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment, a pie raffle and some entertainment and culinary surprises.  
 
Piehole Project’s Second Annual Pie Auction will feature pies baked and donated by some of Dallas’ most distinguished chef and will also include unique auction items such as cooking alongside a chef. Chefs and bakers including Junior Borges of Meridien, Dunia Borga of La Duni and Matt McCallister of Homewood are donating pies. The Pie Auction will be conducted online and will launch October 18 and conclude on October 28. The link to the Pie Auction is https://event.gives/php2021  
 
Created and produced by Alison Matis and Cheryl Weis of FestEvents Group, Piehole Project Live! The Variety Show is an extension of last year’s successful Piehole Project Pie Auction which raised $14,000 from the sale of specialty pies from distinguished chefs and bakers throughout Dallas.  Funds raised were donated to five culinary students: Jackson Yarbrough, Le Bich Ngoc Vo, both of UNT; Tyrone Crawford, Ogechi Melkam, and Marixa Hernandez all of Dallas College.  
 
 Matis and Weis established FestEvents Foundation in 2019 to help support the industry that feeds bodies and souls and, in 2019, generated $63.5 billion to the Texas economy. Matis, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and Weis, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, co-own a successful event production business that pivoted dramatically in 2020. The pair connected with other local hospitality leaders and suppliers to create Staff Meal, a massive effort that provided more than 50,000 meals to hospitality and restaurant workers left jobless due to COVID-19. Staff Meal also provided meals from local restaurants to Dallasites when Winter Storm Uri left tens of thousands of North Texans without power or water.  

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