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It's a moveable feast with lots of chefs at Dress For Success Cuisine for a Cause

It's a moveable feast at Dress For Success Cuisine for a Cause

erri Moore, Troy Clendenin, Mia Gradney at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Jerri Moore, Troy Clendenin, Mia Gradney. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Kirby McCool, Courtney Hopson, Lindsay Holstead at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Kirby McCool, Courtney Hopson, Lindsay Holstead  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Todd Forester, Vincent Kickerillo, Mary Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Todd Forester, Vincent Kickerillo, Mary Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause, Dr. Roger McNeill, Monica McNeill, Rachel McNeill, Kristin Berger
Dr. Roger McNeill, Monica McNeill, Rachel McNeill, Kristin Berger. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cheryl Armand, Dorothy Daboval, Catherine Morris, Wendy Daboval at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Cheryl Armand, Dorothy Daboval, Catherine Morris, Wendy Daboval. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jeff Gremillion, Todd Ramos at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Jeff Gremillion, Todd Ramos. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause Gary Reaves, Rebekah Reaves
Gary Reaves, Rebekah Reeves. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Kasey Dunn, Mark Dunn at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Kasey Dunn, Mark Dunn. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause Lindsay Holstead, Rand Holstead, Kelli Kickerillo, Todd Forester
Event chairs Lindsay Holstead, Rand Holstead, Kelli Kickerillo, Todd Forester. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Mary Patton, Ben Patton at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Mary Patton, Ben Patton. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Nancy Levicki, Lauren Levicki Courville at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Nancy Levicki, Lauren Levicki Courville. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Kris Branam, Troy Clendenin, Jillian Bricher, Mark Bricher, Jason Osberg at Dress for Success Cuisine for Cause
Kris Branam, Troy Clendenin, Jillian Bricher, Mark Bricher, Jason Osberg. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
erri Moore, Troy Clendenin, Mia Gradney at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Kirby McCool, Courtney Hopson, Lindsay Holstead at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Todd Forester, Vincent Kickerillo, Mary Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause, Dr. Roger McNeill, Monica McNeill, Rachel McNeill, Kristin Berger
Cheryl Armand, Dorothy Daboval, Catherine Morris, Wendy Daboval at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Jeff Gremillion, Todd Ramos at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause Gary Reaves, Rebekah Reaves
Kasey Dunn, Mark Dunn at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause Lindsay Holstead, Rand Holstead, Kelli Kickerillo, Todd Forester
Mary Patton, Ben Patton at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Nancy Levicki, Lauren Levicki Courville at Dress for Success Cuisine for a Cause
Kris Branam, Troy Clendenin, Jillian Bricher, Mark Bricher, Jason Osberg at Dress for Success Cuisine for Cause

What: Dress For Success Houston Cuisine For a Cause.

Where: Dress For Success Houston headquarters.

The scoop: It was a moveable feast as more than 400 guests roamed the DFSH building to dine on gourmet cuisine at food stations manned by top chefs, including Rachael Volz, Paige Branam, and Ryan Bouillet (A Fare Extraordinaire); Kelsey Hawkins (Arte Pizzzeria); Claire Smith (Alice Blue and Canopy); Brandi Key (Brasserie 19 and Coppa Osteria); Tiffany Ma and Joseph Stayshich (Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors); Catherine Rodriguez (The Houstonian Hotel); Sue Nowamooz (Hungry’s); Nicole Routhier (Le Colonial); Holly Lynch and Tina Blanco (Main Kitchen); Sarah Schnitzer (Oxbow 7); Martha Wilcox (Pax Americana); Monica Richards and Claudia Richards (Pico’s); Anita Jaisinghani and Mary Gilliland (Pondicheri); Jasmine Chida (SweetCup Gelato); Stephanie Hoban (Ripe Cuisine Food Truck); and Sabra Palmros (Smith & Wollensky).

The event began with in the courtyard as KHOU 11 news anchor Mia Gradney highlighted Dress for Success Houston’s mission and featured nine client success stories. Auction chairs Virginia Steppe and Alissa Maples secured such items as a VIP tickets to a Lady Gaga concert, an NFL sideline experience at a game in Mexico City with first class transportation on United Airlines, and a VIP tequila tasting trip at the Herradura distillery with Pico's Arnaldo and Monica Richard, that made for lively bidding.

Jazz vocalist Kristine Mills entertained on the second floor while DJ Moni spun tunes downstairs. 

Chairs Lindsay and Rand Holstead and Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester were thrilled that the event raised more than $420,000 to support the nonprofit's mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. 

Who: Seen in the crowd were Mary and Vincent Kickerillo, Elyse Lanier, Maria and Graham Lowrey, Martha Long, Libby Cagle and Lauren Taft, Courtney Hopson, Kirby and Scott McCool, KPRC Channel 2 news anchor Rachel McNeill with her mom, Monica McNeill, DFSH co-founder and president Nancy LevickiMelissa and Dan Sugulas, Niloufar and Amir Molavi, Tali and Eric Blumrosen, Kim and Ted Hartz, Mary and Ben Patton, Rebekah and Gary Reaves, Wendy Daboval, Kristi and Chick Chickering, Shuana and Morris Clark, Jerri Moore, and Connie Simmons Taylor.