Celebrity Chefs Wow Guests For Charity At Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s Dinner Party
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (July 7, 2014) A “Celebrity Chef Extravaganza” private dinner party was held earlier this year entertaining the nearly 100 guests who together had purchased this special auction item at Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s 2013 Connoisseurs for Charity fundraising event.
Held at REEF Restaurant in Houston, Texas, five highly-acclaimed chefs presented an epicurean delight consisting of an exceptional five-course dinner. The celebrity chefs, who each have earned accolades that rank among the highest in the culinary world, included Chef Bryan Caswell of REEF Restaurant, Chef Charles Clark of Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, Chef Mark Cox of MARK'S American Cuisine, Chef Kent Rathbun of JASPER'S, and Chef Arturo Osorio of Amerigo’s.
All proceeds from the amount raised from the “Celebrity Chef Extravaganza” auction item benefited Boys & Girls Country to the tune of $300,000, which was presented to the charity’s representatives at the dinner party. In addition, the five celebrity chefs each donated a unique, one-of-a-kind chef experience for the children at Boys & Girls Country that evening.
Boys & Girls Country, one of the many charities supported by Woodforest Charitable Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity whose mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults.
“The Woodforest Charitable Foundation applauds Boys & Girls Country for impacting children's lives in a positive, loving way by teaching them strong morals and values that are vital as they grow into young men and women,” said Kim Marling, Executive Director/Vice President Board of Directors, Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities. The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves. For additional information, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at www.WoodforestCharitableFoundation.org.
Photo: Pictured (l to r) are: Chef Arturo Osorio, Amerigo’s Grille; Chef Mark Cox, MARK’S American Cuisine; Chef Brian McNamara, Jasper’s; Chef Charles Clark, Ibiza Food & Wine Bar; Chef Bryan Caswell, REEF Restaurant; Lou Palma, President/Executive Director, Boys & Girls Country; Kim Marling, Executive Director/Vice President Board of Directors, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; and Vicki Richmond, Treasurer Board of Directors, Woodforest Charitable Foundation.