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Cheesy party gets a designer updo thanks to stylish young professionals begging for S'mores

Cheesy party gets designer updo thanks to stylish young professionals

News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Will and Elizabeth Eggleston
Will Eggleston, Elizabeth Eggleston. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Jaime Brath, Whitney Boepple
Jaime Brath, Whitney Boepple. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015,Ryan Ng, Andrew Butler
Ryan Ng, Andrew Butler. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Belinda Munsell, Liz Rigney, Jonathan Levine
Belinda Munsell, Liz Rigney, Jonathan Levine. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ramon Nojka, William Rosales, Victor Santiago, Danny Trace, Misty Taylor, Allison
Ramon Nojka, William Rosales, Victor Santiago, Danny Trace, Misty Taylor, Allison Schaffer. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Cesar Munoz
Cesar Munoz. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ellen and Nathan Rigney
Ellen Rigney, Nathan Rigney. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Sam Wright
Sam Wright. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Julie Marin, Aimee Putnam, Lucy Moffitt, Beth Davis
Julie Marin, Aimee Putnam, Lucy Moffitt, Beth Davis. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ron Trevino
Judge Ron Trevino. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Kelson Astley, Mollie Yarborough, Boby Struzick
Kelson Astley, Mollie Yarborough, Bobby Struzick. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Pam Drury, Dawn Berly
Pam Drury, Dawn Berly. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Eric Sandler
Judge Eric Sandler. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ann Radney
Ann Radney. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Will and Elizabeth Eggleston
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Jaime Brath, Whitney Boepple
News, shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015,Ryan Ng, Andrew Butler
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Belinda Munsell, Liz Rigney, Jonathan Levine
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ramon Nojka, William Rosales, Victor Santiago, Danny Trace, Misty Taylor, Allison
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Cesar Munoz
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ellen and Nathan Rigney
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Sam Wright
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Julie Marin, Aimee Putnam, Lucy Moffitt, Beth Davis
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ron Trevino
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Kelson Astley, Mollie Yarborough, Boby Struzick
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Pam Drury, Dawn Berly
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Eric Sandler
News, Shelby, Camp for All Camp Culinary, Sept. 2015, Ann Radney

Talk about a young professionals campy fundraiser all grown up and looking spiffy.

What used to be a loosey-goosey function in a warehouse space got a designer updo courtesy of "Camp Culinary Challenge" party chairs Allison Schaffer and Misty Taylor.

The recent gathering at The Parador summoned a chatty crowd of 250 stylish Camp For All supporters, allured by a high-calorie temptation from 11 food stations manned by respected local chefs on a mission: To offer creative interpretations of mac 'n' cheese and S'mores.

Would the reigning champs get to keep their bragging rights? Chef Bobby Jucker of Three Brothers Bakery and Sandy McGee of Sandy McGee's Restaurant and Catering had to bolster their concoctions to compete with many overachieving first-time contenders on the scene. According to the palates of judges CultureMap's Eric Sandler, KHOU's Ron Trevino and Camp For All board chair Liz Rigney, Ruggles Black and Three Brothers Bakery deserved accolades.

But overall winners chosen by guests were Danny Trace of Brennan's with his blue crab mac 'n' cheese with fennel and St. Andre cheese and newcomer Sam Wright of Sweet and Mellow with homemade marshmallows roasted on site.

More than $30,000 was raised to send children and adults with chronic illnesses and special needs to Camp For All.

In the crowd with Camp For All president and CEO Pat Sorrells were Julie Marin, Aimee Putnam, Ann Radney, Lucy Moffitt, Beth Davis, Kelson Astley, Mollie Yarborough and Bobby Struzick.