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StaffMeal.Org Feeding Service Industry Meals, Local Heroes Unite


In response to the growing amount of restaurant and hospitality workers unemployed due to COVID-19, FestEvents Foundation, in collaboration with Chef Nick Walker of Virgin Hotels Dallas, Chef Sharon Van Meter of SVM Productions, and Steve DeShazo of El Centro College, is launching Staff Meal (www.staffmeal.org). The program is designed to provide 2,400 free chef-crafted meals per weekend to industry members in-need. Continue reading

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Bits & Bites Benefits El Centro Culinary Program April 15th


We support the very good work going on at El Centro and specifically their Food and Hospitality program. For a fraction of the cost of a huge name culinary school they are turning out great chefs, many who work and own restaurants in Dallas today.  It is with this in mind that we ask you pay close attention to this event and make plans to support our fantastic culinary scene and the fresh young minds that will soon be cooking your next meal.  Continue reading

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Paula Lambert to be Honored at El Centro’s Bits and Bites


Shredded, melted, sprinkled and cubed – Americans love their cheese. And Dallas entrepreneur Paula Lambert knows just how much they love it. The Fort Worth native started a cheese revolution in Dallas more than 30 years ago when she opened The Mozzzarella Company, and it’s been growing ever since. Now Lambert is being honored for her contributions to the culinary and business community during El Centro College’s annual Bits and Bites “foodie” fundraiser this year. It promises to be a cheesy affair.

Lambert’s signature red “spectacles” sit front and center on this year’s invitation to Bits and Bites, which will be held on Sun., April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in El Centro’s Student Center. The annual showcase of food and drink will bring together area chefs who lend their hands and their talents to raise funds for ECC’s culinary arts program as they honor Lambert.   Continue reading

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