Texas Children’s Hospital Hosts 6th Annual Cooking Up A Cure
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Lawrence Knox of Texas Children’s Hospital
THE SCENE: The Revarie in Houston was the recent setting of good food, great company, and raising funds for an amazing cause. Nearly 300 of Space City’s most notable sociables, culinary lovers, and philanthropists were on hand for Texas Children’s Hospital’s 6th Annual Cooking Up A Cure.
THE VIBE: As the cocktail cocktail-chic crowd entered The Revaire, they were greeted with champagne to toast the evening courtesy of Madame Zéro Champagne. More than a few jaws dropped as guests turned to look inside the transformed space that featured a modern, fresh palette of blue marble and champagne-colored linens. The food theme carried onto the floral arrangements, which mixed fruits and vegetables in the bouquets that adorned the space.
During the evening, guests were treated to words from event chairs who provided touching testimonials on how the Texas Children’s Food Allergy Program has positively impacted their families. Additionally, guests were treated to words via video from Dr. Carla Davis, which provided the audience with an update of not only new research in the food allergy research space, but also pending food allergy legislation.
Patrons also had the opportunity to sample dishes from a wide array of top Houston restaurants including The Chelsea, Hamsa, Le Jardinier, Marmo, Navy Blue, and Uchi just to name a few. Chefs from each of the approximately 20 establishments were on hand to greet and educate diners as they nibbled their way through many delectable dishes that perfectly encapsulated why Houston’s food scene is among the best in the United States.
THE NON-PROFIT: The event, co-chaired by Mary Rebecca and Cody Dick & Autumn, Kristi and Mike Oldham, & Thuy and Sang Tran raised over $200,000 for Texas Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Texas Children’s Food Allergy Program which provides programs and services to increase the quality of life for infants, children, and adolescents with food allergies.