Shelby's Social Diary

Food awards are the Recipe for Success in campaign for healthier eating

Food awards are the Recipe for Success in campaign for healthy eating

1 Ashley Appling, from left, Holly Smith and Gracie Cavnar at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Ashley Appling, from left, Holly A.N. Smith and Gracie Cavnar at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
19 Pat Greer, left, and Beth Wolf at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Pat Greer, left, and Beth Wolf at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
17 Liz Decker, from left, Ceron and Beth Muecke at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Liz Decker, from left, Cerón and Beth Muecke at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
2 Glen Boudreaux, from left, Lisa Mellencamp and Jeff Wooten at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Honoree Glen Boudreaux, from left, Lisa Mellencamp and Jeff Wooten at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
21 Suzanne and Brian Williams at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Suzanne and Brian Williams at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
15 Laura Spanjian, from left, Judy Burgin and Melissa Bates at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Laura Spanjian, from left, Judy Burgin and Melissa Bates at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
16 Layla Salek and Milton Townsend at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Layla Salek and Milton Townsend at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
4 Bobbie Nau, from left, Steve Costello and Kathy Goosen at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Bobbie Nau, from left, City Councilman Steve Costello and Kathy Goosen at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
13 Karen and Roland Garcia at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Karen and Roland Garcia at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
14 Karina Barbieri, left, and Alex Blair at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Karina Barbieri, left, and Alex Blair at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
12 Greg and Brooke Candelaria at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Greg and Brooke Candelaria at the Recipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
9 Ginni Mithoff, left, and Sharon Owens at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
Ginni Mithoff, left, and Sharon Owens at theRecipe for Success luncheon. Photo by Kim Coffman
1 Ashley Appling, from left, Holly Smith and Gracie Cavnar at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
19 Pat Greer, left, and Beth Wolf at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
17 Liz Decker, from left, Ceron and Beth Muecke at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
2 Glen Boudreaux, from left, Lisa Mellencamp and Jeff Wooten at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
21 Suzanne and Brian Williams at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
15 Laura Spanjian, from left, Judy Burgin and Melissa Bates at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
16 Layla Salek and Milton Townsend at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
4 Bobbie Nau, from left, Steve Costello and Kathy Goosen at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
13 Karen and Roland Garcia at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
14 Karina Barbieri, left, and Alex Blair at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
12 Greg and Brooke Candelaria at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013
9 Ginni Mithoff, left, and Sharon Owens at the RFS Blue Plate Special Cafe November 2013

The serious effort at combating childhood obesity took on a glamorous note at River Oaks Country Club when Recipe for Success held its annual Blue Plate Special Cafe awards luncheon. As 300 influential Houstonians poured into the ballroom, it was quickly apparent that Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar had gotten the attention of individuals who make a difference in H-Town.

Cavnar and husband Bob Cavnar welcomed community leaders including Ginni Mithoff, Bobbie Nau, Karen and Roland Garcia, Cyndy Garza Roberts and City Councilman Steven Costello.

KHOU Channel 11's Deborah Duncan added a light touch to the serious effort with her clever humor. In a different tone, Costello addressed the roots of childhood obesity when presenting the Champions of Food Justice Award to Glen and Honi Boudreaux of Jolie Vue Farms, the couple recognized for their efforts at educating the populace on the importance of consuming locally grown foods.

Revival Market's Ryan Pera received the Blue Plate Special Chef of the Year Award. Golden Whisk Award honors went to Brooke Candelaria and Suzanne Williams as Volunteers of the Year and Olga Abundis as Teacher of the Year.

Among guests stocking up on goodies from the 18 local artisan vendors proffering their edible wares at the luncheon's Harvest Market were Beth Wolf, Holly A.N. Smith, Lance Gilliam, Randa Weiner, Cathy Brock, Laurie Morian, Debra Grierson, Ceron, Sharon Owens, Milton Townsend and Karina Barbieri.

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