What: The Houston Food Bank annual Chef's Dinner.
Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.
The 411: Chefs Mark Cox, Neal Cox, Robert Del Grande, Jeff Axline and Catherine Rodriguez took over the kitchen to prepare a yummy five-course meal for 300 guests. That cordial breaking of the bread raised $250,000 for the Food Bank's efforts at reducing hunger in the area. Party favors even had a Food Bank theme — taste buds were tempted by the apple-shaped cookies (a salute to the Food Bank's signature apple logo) from Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe. The fundraiser was chaired by Patricia Reckling Taylor and Annette Dewalch Strake.
Who: Soraya and Scott McClelland, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, Bonner and George Ball, City Council Member Dwight Boykins, Beto Cardenas, Doe and Henry Florsheim, Bunny and Perry Radoff, Cleverley Stone, George Strake and Brian Greene, Houston Food Bank president and CEO.