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Houston foodie heaven: Five top chefs whip up a five-course meal that's worth $250,000

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21 Mark Cox, from left, Neal Cox, Robert Del Grande, Jeff Axline and Catherine Rodriguez at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Mark Cox, from left, Neal Cox, Robert Del Grande, Jeff Axline and Catherine Rodriguez. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
62 Scott McClelland and Cleverley Stone at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Scott McClelland and Cleverley Stone. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
48 Beto Cardenas, from left, Norma Bustamante and Sylvester Turner at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Beto Cardenas, from left, Norma Bustamante and State Rep. Sylvester Turner. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
42 Larry Elizondo, left,  and David Ruiz at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Larry Elizondo, left, and David Ruiz. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
40 Venecia Dutton, left, and Shenequa Animashaun at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Venecia Dutton, left, and Shenequa Animashaun. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
39 Bunny Radoff, from left, Mary Jaffe, Ede Weiner and Sheila Loewenstern at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Bunny Radoff, from left, Mary Jaffe, Ede Weiner and Sheila Loewenstern. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
9 Patricia Reckling Taylor, left, and Annette Dewalch Strake at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
Patricia Reckling Taylor, left, and Annette Dewalch Strake. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
21 Mark Cox, from left, Neal Cox, Robert Del Grande, Jeff Axline and Catherine Rodriguez at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
62 Scott McClelland and Cleverley Stone at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
48 Beto Cardenas, from left, Norma Bustamante and Sylvester Turner at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
42 Larry Elizondo, left,  and David Ruiz at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
40 Venecia Dutton, left, and Shenequa Animashaun at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
39 Bunny Radoff, from left, Mary Jaffe, Ede Weiner and Sheila Loewenstern at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014
9 Patricia Reckling Taylor, left, and Annette Dewalch Strake at the Houston Food Bank dinner April 2014

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.

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