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Houston’s Top Chefs Tackle Food Allergies

For Once, Everyone Gets to Eat!

BY // 01.23.17
photography Chinh Phan

What: Texas Children’s Hospital‘s “Cooking Up a Cure”

Where: The Astorian

PC Moment: At check-in, the more than 300 guests were each given a sticker for a food allergy which they had to avoid as they perused the food stations manned by chefs including Mark Cox, State of Grace’s Bobby Matos, Bernadine’s Graham Laborde, and Kiran’s Kiran Verma.

Lactose, peanut, eggs, etc. allergies for all! The clever event raised $175,000, earmarked for the hospital’s Food Allergy Program. The chairs and co-chairs of the event all have children with food allergies.

Who: Chairs Leisa and Andy Dillon, Kristi and Mike Oldham, Sarah and Robert Ray, and Lindsay and Trent Stout; co-chairs Kate and Eddie Bialas, Jodie and Randy Corson, Shelley and Billy Iglesias, and Melanie and Daniel Ringold; and Dr. Carla Davis and Dr. Jordan Orange.

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