Sat. February 4: 7th Annual Bonne Santé a Wine and Food Showcase presented by The Westin Galleria Dallas benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Westin Galleria Dallas

(Featured photo: Participating chefs from 2016 Bonne Santé. Photo by Daniel Driensky.)

Bring your friends and join in this fabulous and fun event, the 7th Annual Bonne Santé Wine and Food Showcase presented by The Westin Galleria Dallas benefiting the National Kidney Foundation on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Founded by William Koval, Executive Chef of the Lakewood Country Club, the event is the premier culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs from around the country raising funds to fight kidney disease. It features a food and wine showcase, unique tastings with wine pairings, silent and live auctions and live entertainment. The event continues to grow with the support of chefs representing some of the finest restaurants in our community. Chef Edward Mendoza, distinguished five-star chef from Augusta, Georgia, plays a major role in helping organize the event. Neil Foote is president of the National Kidney Foundation North Texas.

Participating chefs as of January 13 are Orlando Apodaca, House of Blues Founders Room; Robert Clifford, Nick & Sam’s; Justin Creel, The Oceanaire Seafood Room; Matt Dallman, 18th and Vine Kansas City Barbeque; Samir Dharandhar, Nick & Sam’s; Sarah Hooton, Central Market; William Koval, Lakewood Country Club; Shawn McClain, Sage Restaurant; Edward Mendoza, Cucina 503; Abraham Salum, Komali / Salum; David Smith, The Westin Galleria Dallas; Jason Weaver, Omni Dallas Hotel; Bruce Wills and Ray Skradzinski, The Table Restaurant; Wayne Wilburn, Kabuki.

Special recognition will go to Betty Osborne, whose late husband, Burl, is the namesake for the Burl Osborne Awareness Award, which is given each year at the Bonne Santé event. The Burl Osborne Awareness Award recognizes individuals and organizations which have helped advance awareness and understanding of kidneys, kidney disease, and organ donation.

This year the National Kidney Foundation is honored to celebrate the Burl Osborne Awareness Award corporate recipient Davita RX for their outstanding support of the National Kidney Foundation. They have raised over $30,000 in support of the Kidney walk. The Individual Award recipients and dear friends are Danny Kolzow and Graham McMillan. Graham made a video of the day he let his friend Danny know that he would donate his kidney for transplant. That moving video has been viewed by over 871,000 on Facebook alone. Here is the link:

The Gift of Life Award will be presented to McKamy Tiner. This award is given to individuals who have been involved in the ultimate “gift of life” – a lifesaving transplant.  At the time she was 27, McKamy was one of the youngest kidney donors in the United States, donating a kidney to her long time and dear family friend, Ian Arena, who was in dire need. He is a healthy survivor today.

Media sponsors are Addison magazine and The Park Cities News/The Waters Family.

Sponsorships and underwriting are available starting at $3,000. A deluxe package for $440 includes two tickets to Bonne Sante’, one sleeping room at The Westin Galleria Dallas, and overnight valet parking.

Individual tickets are $200. All underwriting opportunities and tickets are available through and can be purchased online at:  or by calling the National Kidney Foundation office at 214-351-2393, extension 652. Or link directly to to purchase your tickets here:

National Kidney Foundation, Inc. (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

Underwriters as of January 20, 2017:

In-Kind: $25,000: The Westin Galleria Dallas. $15,000: PSAV.


$10,000: American Renal Associates, Dallas Nephrology Associates, Dallas Renal Group and Liberty Dialysis.

$5,000: Atkins Rea Family, Bank of Texas, Ernst & Young LLP, Fresenius Medical Care, Gray Reed, Tom Hough Family, Price Distributing

$3,500: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schmidt

$3,000: Baylor Transplant Institute, Foote Communications, Hampton Pryor Group, Holmes Murphy, Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Quigley.


Photos by Daniel Driensky.
Sharon Adams, ACPR, represents the 7th Annual Bonne Santé Wine and Food Showcase.



Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly, numerous blogs and websites and more.