Celebrity Chef Luncheon


Please join us to hear Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman”, speak at the inaugural Celebrity Chef Luncheon Thursday, November 1, at Brook Hollow Golf Club.

All funds generated by the luncheon will benefit the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center and support the Food Allergy Initiative’s nationally recognized research, advocacy, awareness and education efforts.

There will also be a VIP Reception with Ree before the luncheon for attendees.* 

If you would like to join us for this very special event or review the ways you can get involved, please open and return the applicable form:

For more information, please contact Luncheon Chairman, Alicia Wood, at 214-293-4040 or aliciawood@sbcglobal.net.

Our Cause

Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent. Yet, there is no cure and no regimen to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. Studies show that:

  • One in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy.

  • The prevalence of food allergies increased by around 18 percent from 1997 to 2007.

  • Every three minutes, a food-induced allergic reaction sends someone to an emergency room.

The Food Allergy Center at Children’s is dedicated to providing patient-centered care and support to help families manage the complexities of pediatric food allergies.  Under the leadership of J. Andrew Bird, M.D., the Food Allergy Center treats a broad range of pediatric food allergies, conducts research aimed at finding cures and provides community education to improve the quality of life for children with food allergies.

We sincerely hope you will join us at the first Celebrity Chef Luncheon. Your support will make a difference in the lives of the children and families living with food allergies while also helping solve this major public health issue.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters.

Special Thanks To:

Luncheon Chairman:
Alicia Wood

Honorary Chairs:
Nancy Dedman
Rachael and Robert Dedman, Jr.  

Host Committee:

Kim Bannister
Tara Bozman
Vicki Chapman
Robyn Conlon
Brittany Crow
Amy Davis
Tiffany Divis
Suzanne Droese
Tucker Enthoven
Fredye Factor
Gini Florer
Tanya Foster
Cara French
Christy Gehlbach
Cammie Heflin
Kristi Hoyl
Ashley Hunt
Patty Leyendecker
Sarah Losinger
Ann Marie Love
Emily Malone
Lynn McBee
Pam McCallum
Pat McEvoy
Polly McKeithen
Kim Miller
Patty Nail
Daffan Nettle
Amy Prestidge
Paige Slates
Cary Smith
Cameron Smith
Tricia Touchstone
Beth Williams

*Invitation dependant upon purchase level. See the Underwriting/Tickets Sales Form for more details.