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Dallas’ Most Controversial Chef Continues to Do Good

The Other Side of John Tesar Comes Out

BY Sara Habbas // 09.18.17

John Tesar hasn’t exactly had a reputation for uniting Dallas’ restaurant scene, but it seems a charitable cause is enough to make the controversial chef play nice in the kitchen. Tesar is welcoming some of Dallas’ top chefs to join him at Knife on September 27 for a dinner benefitting the Feed the Children Foundation. The event, which is part of the Celebrity Chef Series campaign, will feature a reception and seated, multi-course dinner at Tesar’s steakhouse.

Guest chefs for the evening include Tim Byres, chef/owner of Smoke and Theodore, Junior Borges, executive chef of The Joule Hotel and Eric Cobb, pastry chef at Knife.

Tickets are available online for $125 per person. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go towards sending disaster relief supplies – including bottled water, food, hygiene items and diapers – to Houston and surrounding areas that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Tesar is widely known for his achievements in the culinary world – and despite his hotheaded reputation, no one can accuse him of not giving back to the community. This is just one of countless charity events Tesar has participated in over the years.

“Children are the future and it’s a privilege to be a partner with this great organization and do what I can to help put an end to child hunger in Dallas and America,” Tesar said in a statement.

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