Top chefs, NFL greats team up for fundraisers to tackle hunger


Dallas Morning News

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 28 at 5:00 PM

From Staff Reports |

Top chefs from throughout North Texas have joined forces for 11 more events in the Taste of the NFL Dinner Series.

The series began in May with events by Kent Rathbun of Abacus, in Dallas, and Tim Love of Lonesome Dove, in Fort Worth.

The dinner series is part of the run-up to the Taste of the NFL, a major fundraising event to be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 5, the night before Super Bowl XLV in Arlington.

"These dinners will directly benefit North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank and provide a great venue for area football fans and foodies to mingle with Dallas Cowboy stars, as well as some of the region's top chefs," Rathbun said in a news release.

Taste of the NFL, founded by Wayne Kostroski of Minneapolis, brings together top chefs and NFL greats from each of the NFL cities to raise money in support of food banks across the U.S. The event is presented by Pepsico.


Most dinner series events begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person per event (a portion of which is tax-deductible). Reservations can be made through each restaurant.

Sept. 13: Sharon Hage, York Street

Sept. 27: Jon Bonnell, Bonnell's

Oct. 8: David Holben, Del Frisco's

Oct. 13: Brian Olenjack, Olenjack's Grille

Oct. 15: Tim Love, Lonesome Dove

Oct. 21: Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles

Oct. 28: Dean Fearing, Fearing's

Nov. 1: Grady Spears, Grady's

Nov. 4: Blaine Staniford, Grace

Nov. 7: Michael Thomsen, Michael's

Nov. 8: Kent Rathbun, Abacus

Nov. 16: Grady Spears, Grady's