AVDA Gala

Houston's top chefs spice up AVDA gala; Texans star scores to help victims of domestic violence

Top chefs spice up AVDA gala; top Texans star scores to help cause

Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Helen Bernard, Christina Stith, Kendall McCord
Helen Bernard, Christina Stith, Kendall McCord. Courtesy photo
District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner
District Attorney Devon Anderson, Mayor Sylvester Turner. Courtesy photo
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield
Kevin Black, Tony Bradfield. Courtesy photo
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Jeff Gunst, Brooke Gunst, Haley Webster, Barrett Webster
Jeff Gunst, Brooke Gunst, Haley Webster, Barrett Webster. Courtesy photo
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Ginni Mithoff, Richard Mithoff, John Eddie Williams, Jr.
Ginni Mithoff, Richard Mithoff, John Eddie Williams, Jr. Courtesy photo
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Helen Bernard, Christina Stith, Kendall McCord
District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Jeff Gunst, Brooke Gunst, Haley Webster, Barrett Webster
Houston, Home Safe Home Around the World Gala, Oct. 2016, Ginni Mithoff, Richard Mithoff, John Eddie Williams, Jr.

What: Home Safe Home Around the World gala.

Where: The Astorian.

The scoop: The only thing better than a night of tasting delicious fare from some of Houston’s top chefs? A night of tasting that benefits a good cause. Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), a non-profit that works to end family violence by serving the survivor, the abuser and the community, recently held a fundraiser that showcased bites from 12 local culinary talents, including David Denis of Le Mistral; Paul Friedman of Peli Peli; Mark Holley of Holley’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar; John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro; and Danny Trace of Brennan’s Houston.

Three hundred attendees turned out for the event, which honored attorney Richard Mithoff with the Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice for his commitment to advocating for others, helping raise over $400,000 for AVDA.

Even if you missed the party, there’s still time to get in the game by participating in the DeAndre Hopkins’ #TDCHALLENGE. Along with Houston Texans’ wide receiver Hopkins, who will donate $1,000 to AVDA for every touchdown he scores in the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you can score big by also making a charitable contribution to the non-profit via the AVDA website.

Though the Texas lost badly to Minnesota on Sunday, Hopkins scored a touchdown, his first this month, thus kickstarting his donation, which is being matched by a number of prominent Houstonians.

Who: The chic crowd included chairs John and Stacy Andell and Jeff and Brooke Wise, Meg and Preston Kamin, Karen Freedman, Lynn Kamin, Helen Bernard, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Jr., Trini Mendenhall, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Sofia Adrogue and event emcee Khambrel Marshall of KPRC Local 2.

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