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Houstonians cook up a scrumptious affair for kids with food allergies

Houstonians cook up a scrumptious affair for kids with food allergies

Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Nick Lewis, Caroline Lewis, Brittany Scheier, Jobin Varghese
Nick Lewis, Caroline Lewis, Brittany Scheier, and Jobin Varghese. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Uchi
Team Uchi preparing their dish. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Carla Davis Jack and Amy Behan; David, Elliot and Rebecca Luks; Nick and Ellisa Gole; Holly and Jose Bayardo
Dr. Carla Davis with co-chairs Carla Davis Jack and Amy Behan; David, Elliot and Rebecca Luks; Nick and Ellisa Gole; Holly and Jose Bayardo. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Benjy's
Benjy Levit, left, help serve attendees. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Onora Zatorski, Casie Fleming, John Summers-Miller, Tracy Summers-Miller
Onora Zatorski, Casie Fleming, John Summers-Miller, and Tracy Summers-Miller. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Rebecca Luks
Co-chair Rebecca Luks. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Brennan's
Brennan's executive chef Joe Cervantez, right, and team. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Andy and Leisa Dillon Carla Davis
Dr. Carla Davis with Andy and Leisa Dillon. Photo by Chinh Phan
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Nick Lewis, Caroline Lewis, Brittany Scheier, Jobin Varghese
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Uchi
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Carla Davis Jack and Amy Behan; David, Elliot and Rebecca Luks; Nick and Ellisa Gole; Holly and Jose Bayardo
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Benjy's
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Onora Zatorski, Casie Fleming, John Summers-Miller, Tracy Summers-Miller
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Rebecca Luks
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Brennan's
Texas Childrens Cooking up a Cure Andy and Leisa Dillon Carla Davis

What: Cooking Up A Cure

Where: The Revaire

The scoop: The fifth annual event puts the spotlight on food allergies. Each of the hundreds of attendees is assigned a food allergy, and they must then navigate through the array of dishes while avoiding those they are "allergic" to.

By the end of the evening, co-chairs Rebecca and David Luks, Holly and Jose Bayardo, Amy and Jack Behan, and Ellisa and Nick Gole had raised more than $200,000 to benefit Texas Children’s Food Allergy Program. Dr. Carla Davis, chief of Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology at Texas Children’s, and director of Texas Children's Food Allergy Program, shared news about the research her team is doing to make life better for the approximately 6 million American children with food allergies.  

Participating restaurants included Uchi, Brennan's of Houston, Emmaline, Doris Metropolitan, and Weights + Measures.

Who: Kevin and Monica King, Andy and Leisa Dillon, Nick Lewis, Caroline Lewis, Brittany Scheier, and Jobin Varghese.