School is back in session and now the resources to support public education and creative learning are needed more than ever. For the last 25 years, Big Thought has served as one of our area’s greatest contributors to the movement to improve our local public schools and will be hosting its’ fourth annual Food for Thought event from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
In a landmark event that showcases Dallas – Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought, presented by Lockheed Martin and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning. At the event, former DISD School Board Trustee Edwin Flores will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award.
“Edwin devoted six years to our children through service on the Dallas ISD School Board where he consistently pushed for policies aimed at improving student outcomes,” noted Mark Melton, tax attorney at Hunton & Williams LLP and chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Food for Thought Committee. “He maintained a singular focus on what was best for the children. They will have greater opportunities in life because of his efforts.” Previous Gavel of Excellence award recipients include Daryl Johnston (2011), Ebby Halliday (2010) and Jim Keyes (2009).
Guests will be treated to delights from David Balli, Chiloso Mexican Bistro; Randall Copeland, Restaurant Ava; Tiffany Derry, Private Social; Samir Dhurandhar, Nick and Sam’s; Michael Ehlert, Campo Modern Country Bistro; Estevan Galindo, Hattie’s; Lisa Garza, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen; Brad Holt, Two Sisters To-Go; Khanh Nguyen, Dalat; Janice Provost, Parigi; Matt Reddick, formerly of Il Cane Rosso; Jon Stevens, Nosh; Jonathan Stirnweis, Two Sisters Catering; Nicole Van Camp, Pop-ups; Tre Wilcox, Village Marquee Bar and Grill and more. Additional stations include offerings from Whole Foods, Artizone.com and Kruffles.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 7-11 p.m.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6900 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX 75209
TICKETS: Start at $150, available here.