Greater Dallas Restaurant Association combines cuisine with couture to benefit public schools program
Dallas, TX: Stunning clothes, chef-driven cuisines, and a really good cause will unite from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, when the second Food in Fashion extravaganza takes place at 3015 at Trinity Groves.
The event is sponsored by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. With music provided by Durty Laundry, it comprises three activities in one:
A RUNWAY SHOW, which features innovative fashion designs that incorporate food, or food-service items, from local restaurants. WFAA-TV anchor Ron Corning is the emcee.
New this year: The number of designers and models has increased from 10 to 15, due to the overwhelming response to last year’s runway show. The restaurants whose food and food-service items will appear in the runway fashions this year include: Asian Mint, The Old Monk, La Madeleine, Cheesecake Royale, and Golden Chick) (see full list below).
THE PROSTART CULINARY COMPETITION, which pits against each other several cooking teams made up of Dallas ISD board trustees and culinary education students enrolled in the ProStart programs embedded within eight Dallas ISD high schools.
New this year: The team producing the appetizers deemed most tasty by those attending Food in Fashion will receive the FreshPoint Cup. The traveling trophy is sponsored by FreshPoint, North America’s largest wholly owned produce distributor.
A SILENT AUCTION, offering more than 60 select items to the highest bidders.
New this year: The silent auction will accept bids over the Internet from anyone who registers on the Food in Fashion website (foodinfashion.org). Also, joining the silent auction will be a live auction for a package of luxury items and experiences worth over $2,000 (details following).
Although all VIP tickets for Food in Fashion have sold out, general admission tickets ($68.90 seated and $37.10 standing) are available at foodinfashion.org. All proceeds from Food in Fashion go to the Dallas ISD ProStart programs, via the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit.
|Event Title Sponsor:||3015 at Trinity Groves|
|ProStart Culinary Competition Sponsor:||FreshPoint|
|VIP Sponsors:||The Spa at The Joule; Visit Dallas|
|Sponsors:||Neiman-Marcus; Elettore; BKD|
|Fashion Show Sponsors:||3015 at Trinity Groves; Asian Mint; Ben E. Keith Foodservice; Cheesecake Royale; Culinary Kitchen & Beyond; El Fenix; Golden Chicken; Gordon Food Service; La Madeleine; Nosh Box Eatery; Sysco; Snappy Salads; The Old Monk; The Original Pancake House; The Omni Mandalay Hotel|
|Supporters:||K&L Gates; Café Pacific; Madison Partners; Denney Law Group|
|In-Kind Sponsors:||Best of Guide.com; Cheesecake Royale; Dallas Light & Sound; The Joule; Forty Five Ten; Wheelhouse; Sassetta; CBD Provisions; Sushiya; Platinum Motorcars; Flora Street Café; Candleroom|
|Luxury Live Auction Package Includes:||Choice of Corvette, or Mercedes-Benz, for 24 hours PLUS 12-course menu tasting, with wine for two at Chef Stephan Pyles’ Flora Street Café PLUS VIP package for eight at Candleroom nightclub PLUS stay for two at The Joule, with breakfast for two at the hotel’s restaurant, CBD Provisions.|
Write-up and photos courtesy Food In Fashion.