SieMatic Hosted AWARE VIPs for an Exclusive Cooking Experience Featuring Mille Lire’s Executive Chef Giuliano Matarese

(Featured photo: Chef Giuliano Matarese of Mille Lire; Jolie Humphrey, President, AWARE: Ramon Longoria, SieMatic.)*

It was a very special evening for AWARE’s Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and guests to join Ramon Longoria of SieMatic in the Dallas Design District, Chef Giuliano Matarese and Tiziana Cosentino of Mille Lire and Michael Galluccio, CSW of Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, as hosts for an exclusive cooking experience at SieMatic in what Chef Matarese dubbed “the Ferrari of a kitchen.”

Michael Baird, Ramon Longoria, Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers

Galluccio poured the wines as guests such as Jolie Humphrey, president of AWARE and her husband, Bart were joined by Kersten Rettig and her husband, Clark Knippers, AWARE Affair gala chairs; Stacey Angel, Janet and Jack Broyles, Barbara Glass, Carol Stabler, and more.

The crowd gathered around as Chef Matarese took center stage at the helm of the luxury kitchen, making ready to prepare his exquisite truffle risotto. Detailing each step of his demonstration with flair and insights on his choice of ingredients, sourcing and how each action is accomplished, he treated everyone to a slice of aromatic truffle.  Chef gladly answered many questions during his preparation and after many ooohs and aaaahs, the absolutely delicious risotto was served, topped off with handfuls of truffles, which was met rounds of applause.

Janet Broyles, Michael Galluccio, CSW, D&E Fine Wine, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Jack Broyles, President, AWARE Men

AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease by providing funding and support to programs, projects, and research provided by nonprofit organizations that actively help all individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease in Dallas and the greater North Texas area. The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity, is the fiscal sponsor of AWARE. For more information visit

About AWARE: The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity, is the fiscal sponsor of AWARE. In partnership with the Foundation, AWARE conducts an annual grant application review process resulting in the selection of the most exemplary nonprofit organizations working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in Dallas and the North Texas region. AWARE provides funding and support to these outstanding groups that offer services, programs, education, and resources to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, and to organizations doing valuable research to find a prevention and cure.  Since its founding in 1989, AWARE has donated over $13 million towards this cause.

About SieMatic: Celebrating its 90th Company Anniversary in 2020. SieMatic is a premium kitchen brand with a long tradition and has gained a worldwide reputation for excellent design, timeless elegance, and a high level of functionality. Exclusive SieMatic showrooms and quality retail specialists showcase the design principle behind the company’s three design themes – CLASSIC, PURE and URBAN – in constantly evolving reinterpretation in more than 60 countries worldwide. Since its founding in 1929, SieMatic has dedicated itself to the quest for perfection in the realization of individual interior design solutions. The company is currently headed by third-generation managing partner Ulrich W. Siekmann. Responsible, sustainable business has always been the company’s philosophy. The company’s products are manufactured in Germany under eco-friendly conditions.  Visit the website at

About Mille Lire: Mille Lire brings authentic Italian cuisine with a distinct, modern culinary style to Oak Lawn. Located in The Centrum Building, Mille Lire is the only restaurant in Dallas to have been awarded by the Italian Chamber of commerce with the seal of authenticity “Ospitalita Italiana.” Celebrity Chef Giuliano Matarese promises a seasonal menu of unique and classic regional Italian dishes. Come experience “la dolce vita,” or “the sweet life.”  Visit the website at

*Photos by Sharon Adams, ACPR.

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent AWARE.)


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.