Skip to main content

Southlake Style

Celebrity Chefs Serve SafeHaven

Jan 24, 2013 04:14PM ● By tina

Celebrity Chefs 2013 courtesy Mike Lewis Photography

By Tina Auten, Staff Writer

Over 400 guests enjoyed a fun and elegant evening of culinary bliss at the 7th Annual Mid-Cities Supporters of SafeHaven Celebrity Chefs 2013.  Held at the Hurst Conference Center the event featured masterful creations from 17 area chefs, raffle tickets for gift packages, and a live auction with exclusive chef packages. 

The crowd was entertained by master of ceremony Scott Murray and thanks to the persuasive powers of auctioneer Dan Holmes, the live auction raised over $80,000 to benefit SafeHaven, an organization dedicated to providing support for women and children impacted by domestic violence.

SOS president Deanna Stuart, event chair Katie White and SOS vice president Tara Hutchins-Welsh and their team should be congratulated for this five star event.  Team members include Viv Ann Blair, Patti Campbell, Laurel Harty, Renny Hostetler, Janice Kane, Fonda Martin, Mary MacDowell, Jodie Munsie, Martha Ragsdale, Kathy Rynearson, Lynda Sanders, Kathleen Steinsberger, Deanna Stuart, Judy Waitkus, Velma Walker, Katie White, and Jane Wood.

Returning Chefs

Chef Hans Bergmann - Cacharel Restaurant and Grand Ballroom Arlington

Chef Jon Bonnell- Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, Fort Worth

Chef Otto Borsich - Central Market, Southlake

Chef Susan Clark - Sweet Memories Cakes & Catering, Keller

Chef Ed Esquivel - Wildwood Grill, Southlake

Chef Jason Harper - Trio Cafe, Colleyville

Chef Kyle Jones - Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House, Southlake

Chef Brian Olenjack - OLENJACK’S Grille, Arlington

Chef Michael Swirczynski & Sally Bolick-Strong - Bravo!! Catering & Event Planning, Southlake

Chef Donatella Trotti - Nonna Tata, Fort Worth

Chef Chris Wilson (Auction Only) - Market Street, Colleyville

Chef Charles Youts - The Classic Café of Roanoke

New Chefs

Chef Robert Bleibtrey - Hurst Conference Center, Hurst

Chef Deb Cantrell - Savor Culinary Services, Arlington

Chef Janet Capua - Z’s Cafe, Fort Worth

Chef Andrew Huszar - Tastefully Yours, Southlake

Chef Bob Stephenson & Chef Carlos Arevalo - FnG Eats, Keller

Photos courtesy Mike Lewis Photography