For the last 35 years the Stewpot has been serving meals to homeless and at-risk people in Dallas, along with providing medical assistance, child enrichment and job training. And for the past six years its support group, the Stewpot Alliance, has hosted the annual fund-raising Soups On! luncheon and art sale.
This year the shindig will be held at the Omni Dallas, on January 30, 2014. The event will include live music from Shoot Low Sheriff and include over 50 works of art from the Stewpot Open Arts Program.
The keynote speaker this year is Liz Murray, formerly a homeless teenager and now the subject of the TV film Homeless to Harvard and author of Breaking Night. Stewpot has also tapped 10 high-profile Dallas chefs to serve signature soups, including Chef Brian Luscher of the Grape acting as Chef Chairman of the luncheon and Matt McAllister of FT33. The other eight chefs are Bruno Davaillon of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Omar Flores of Driftwood, Danyele McPherson also of The Grape, Chad Kelley of Café Pacific, Janice Provost of Parigi, Abraham of Salum, Salum, Nathan Tate of Boulevardier and Jason Weaver of the Omni Dallas.
Stewpot is also working on a new project called Encore Park, an expansion that will include an amphitheater, community garden, a Museum of Street Culture, an Art Gallery for the Open Art Program, and expanded space for its partner agencies and its own programs.
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Tickets are available at 214-746-2785 ext. 234 or www.SoupsOnDallas.org.