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Beanie & Martin Newman.jpg Beanie and Martin Newman will Chair the 2024 Symphony of Chefs

Join 2024 Event Chairs Beanie & Martin Newman for an evening of culinary composition on Monday, February 26 at the 14th Annual Symphony of Chefs benefiting KidLinks which will be held at Armstrong Fieldhouse on the SMU campus. Led by Honorary Chef Chairs, Private Chef, Consultant & Restaurateur Justin Box, and Beckley 1115's Executive Chef & Owner Luke Rogers, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Featured Hors d’oeuvre Chef, Dino Gonzalez Chef du Cuisine of The Rayleigh Underground.


A seated dinner will follow where approximately 26 of Dallas’ most notable chefs (see list below) will prepare a four-course dinner tableside for guests with wine pairings from some of the world’s best vineyards including Kistler Vineyards, HALL Wines, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Cuvaison, LangeTwins and more. Following the coursed meal, featured Pastry Chef Jill Bates of Sugar and Sage Bakery will deliver masterful desserts as an end note to the evening. The evening will also include a wine pull, silent & live auction of experiences and live musical entertainment. Pre-events include a draft-style VIP Patron & Chef Selection Party for sponsors just a few weeks before the main event.


Funds raised from this event will support KidLinks, 501(3)(c) nonprofit efforts to provide healing, hope, and happiness to children with special challenges through music therapy programs, therapeutic music entertainment, and online music media. Sponsorship packages start at $3,000 with all options available online at For more event information and sponsorship details, contact  Leigh Treviño at



*Honorary Chef Chairs



Dino Gonzalez, Chef de Cuisine, The Rayleigh Underground



Justin Box, Chef*, Private Chef, Consultant and Restaurateur

Aaron Collins, Chef de Cuisine, Cafe Momentum

Eric Dreyer, Executive Chef, Monarch Restaurant

Anthony Hsia, Executive Chef, Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Miriam Jimenez, General Manager & Partner, Miriam Cocina Latina

Henry Johnson, Executive Chef, Bistro 31

John Kleifgen, Executive Chef, Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse

Dan Landsberg, Executive Chef, The Texas Barn at Circle T Ranch

Kevin Martin, Chef de Cuisine, TERRA

Giuliano Matarese, Chef & Restaurateur, Miss Pasta

Jennie Kelley, Chef/Owner and Brandon Moore, Chef/Owner, Fond

Nikky Phinyawatana, Chef & Founder, Asian Mint Restaurant Group &

Janice Provost, Chef & Owner, Parigi

Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman, Executive Chef, José

Jeramie Robison, Director of Culinary & Executive Chef, Thompson Dallas

Luke Rogers, Executive Chef & Owner*, Beckley 1115

Rodman Shields, Culinary Director, Milkshake Concepts

Jordan Swim, Owner, Vestals Catering

Leo Ramirez, Sous Chef, Dee Lincoln Prime



Jill Bates, Pastry Chef, Sugar and Sage Bakery

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