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S'mores and mac 'n' cheese competition pits top chefs in Camp for All night of tasty fun

S'mores and mac 'n' cheese competition pits top chefs in tasty fun

Bobby Jucker and Three Brothers Bakery team with Pat Sorrells at the Camp for All event September 2014
S'mores winner Three Brothers Bakery chef Bobby Jucker, center, with Camp for All CEO Pat Sorells and the bakery team. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Natalie Hewitt, left, and Annie Sorrells at the Camp for All event September 2014
Camp for All Culinary Challenge chairs Natalie Hewitt, left, and Annie Sorrells. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Payton and Sandy McGee, from left, with Pat Sorrells at the Camp for All event September 2014
Mac 'n' Cheese winners Payton and Sandy McGee flank Camp for All CEO Pat Sorrells. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Dr. Peter McLaughlin, from left, Dr. Didi Garza, Kaitlin McLaughlin and Kevin Necas at the Camp for All event September 2014
Dr. Peter McLaughlin, from left, Dr. Didi Garza, Kaitlin McLaughlin and Kevin Necas. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand at the Camp for All event September 2014
Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Chad Stephenson, from left, Beth Davis and Allison and Mack Schaffer at the Camp for All event September 2014
Chad Stephenson, from left, Beth Davis and Allison and Mack Schaffer Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Camp Culinary Challenge Raffle and Silent Auction at the Camp for All event September 2014
Camp Culinary Challenge raffle and silent auction. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Mollie Yarborough, from left, Jeff Christman, Charity Yarborough and Stacey Bullock Christman at the Camp for All event September 2014
Mollie Yarborough, from left, Jeff Christman, Charity Yarborough and Stacey Bullock Christman. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Patrick and Emily Samuels, from left, and Melinda and Matt Mogas at the Camp for All event September 2014
Patrick and Emily Samuels, from left, and Melinda and Matt Mogas. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Nathan Rigney, from left, Ellen James, Kendall Klinkhammer and Andrew Rice at the Camp for All event September 2014
Nathan Rigney, from left, Ellen James, Kendall Klinkhammer and Andrew Rice. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Kaitlin McLaughlin, from left, Alex Howe, Amy Lyus, Kevin Tofsky and Daniel Barvin at the Camp for All event September 2014
Kaitlin McLaughlin, from left, Alex Howe, Amy Lyus, Kevin Tofsky and Daniel Barvin. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
Bobby Jucker and Three Brothers Bakery team with Pat Sorrells at the Camp for All event September 2014
Natalie Hewitt, left, and Annie Sorrells at the Camp for All event September 2014
Payton and Sandy McGee, from left, with Pat Sorrells at the Camp for All event September 2014
Dr. Peter McLaughlin, from left, Dr. Didi Garza, Kaitlin McLaughlin and Kevin Necas at the Camp for All event September 2014
Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand at the Camp for All event September 2014
Chad Stephenson, from left, Beth Davis and Allison and Mack Schaffer at the Camp for All event September 2014
Camp Culinary Challenge Raffle and Silent Auction at the Camp for All event September 2014
Mollie Yarborough, from left, Jeff Christman, Charity Yarborough and Stacey Bullock Christman at the Camp for All event September 2014
Patrick and Emily Samuels, from left, and Melinda and Matt Mogas at the Camp for All event September 2014
Nathan Rigney, from left, Ellen James, Kendall Klinkhammer and Andrew Rice at the Camp for All event September 2014
Kaitlin McLaughlin, from left, Alex Howe, Amy Lyus, Kevin Tofsky and Daniel Barvin at the Camp for All event September 2014

Camp food favorites — S'mores and mac 'n' cheese — were on the menu at the historic Parador on Binz when the Young Professionals of Camp for All hosted the annual Camp Culinary Challenge. Twelve chefs joined the friendly competition that had the more than 250 guests placing their votes and licking their chops.

Natalie Hewitt and Annie Sorrells chaired the event that featured five teams competing in the S'mores challenge and seven teams whipping up their best mac 'n' cheese dishes.

Three Brothers Bakery had the winning S'more— a chocolate chip cookie bowl with a marshmallow cream center.

Guests such as Houston Dynamo players Mark Sherrod and Tony Cascio sampled the entries, shopped the silent auction and perused the Camper Photography Showcase. 

Three Brothers Bakery, with chef Bobby Jucker at the lead, had the winning S'more — S'mores pie with secret graham cracker crust, topped with chocolate carmel ganache and marshmallow butter cream. Joining in the sweet competition were Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, Sorrel Urban Bistro, River Oaks Donuts and Black Hole Coffee House.

Sandy McGee's Restaurant and Catering, out of Richmond, with chef Payton McGee at the helm, won most votes for the mac 'n' cheese — an elevated classic macaroni and cheese topped with pork belly. Throwing their toques into the savory ring were Artisans, Beavers Ice House, Dish Society, Kris Bristro, Ouisie's Table and Sorrell Urban Bistro.

Lining up to tickle their taste buds on behalf of Camp for All were Liz Rigney, Mindy and Jeff Hildebrand, Drs. Didi Garza and Peter McLaughlin, Allison Ignacio and Mack Schaffer, Jessica Nimon, Matt and Melinda Mogas, Taylor McDaniel, Nathan Rigney and Ellen James.