EVENT TIME iCal - Outlook - Google

Sun, October 08, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT

The Empire Room
1225 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207


Welcome to our 10th Annual Dallas All Star Chef Classic!


The 10th Annual Dallas All Star Chef Classic will take place on Sunday, October 8th and we hope we can count on you for your support! All the monies raised directly benefit the 75 Residents at The 24 and the 41 Residents at Tillman House who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and are becoming contributing and

self-supporting members of the community.



Sunday, October 8, 2023

5:30pm - 8:00pm

VIP Reception 5:00pm - 5:30pm


The Empire Room 

1225 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75207



We are thrilled to announce that Chef Sharon Van Meter, CEO of SVM Productions, the leader in the television and radio culinary world, has joined our team as Honorary Chef Chair and will recruit and manage the participating chefs. We are grateful for her support!


This year’s Dallas All Star Chef Classic will feature Dallas’ top chefs and their delectable tastings for you to enjoy, while the Jordan Kahn Orchestra will keep your toes tapping!


In order to raise the necessary funds to continue our mission, we are seeking your financial support, as we are seeing an unprecedented number of homeless individuals suffering with substance abuse. In 2022, we served over 600 Residents with a 31% Success Rate! Additionally, Tillman House, our sober, affordable, fully-furnished apartment-style living facility for our Successful 24 Graduates, had a 65% Success Rate. We need your support to continue helping these individuals with their brand new start.


Please consider helping us continue to make an even greater impact in 2023 by being a Sponsor for this year’s Dallas All Star Chef Classic.





Kristin and James Hallam



Kristin Case Hallam a native Houstonian, grew up in New Waverly outside of Conroe, Texas.  She has always been dedicated to her studies, but at an early age spent her extra time raising blue butt pigs, bunnies, and plants as a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). She is a two-time Grand Champion Horticulture winner. Through middle and high school, she modeled, held pageantry titles, and cheered competitively.  Growing up, everyone in her family worked and went to church on Sundays.  Her father retired from Houston Police Department after thirty years as a narcotics officer. While her mother was a cop at the Houston PD, she now practices in the private sector as a private investigator.


After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and an emphasis in Business and Fashion Merchandising, a career in law enforcement ensued. Kristin is a former Special Agent, Federal Investigator.  Kristin spent three years working for the government in Washington D.C. before going into the private sector to raise children and be a mother. In 2008, Kristin created Cheetah Swift, LLC which is a court service company, and is the CEO and Managing Member of that organization.


After remarriage in 2021 and getting her master’s in business administration from Southern Methodist University, you could say she is ready for her next adventure. Kristin is married to James Robert Hallam and her interests are fashion, cooking, and traveling. Fun Fact: She has 5children and 5 pets. 


James Robert Hallam is born and raised in Dallas, Texas. As far back as he can remember, he loved being a Texan.  At an early age, it was school, sports, friends, family, and church.  Growing up in the Park Cities was a privilege and a wonderful childhood experience.  Always enjoyed spending the summers at Camp and going down to South Padre Island with the family.  After going to Park Cities schools up to his freshman year of Highschool James attended Kemper Military School, where he graduated in 1988.  


He started working at an early age for the Dallas Morning News, delivering newspapers in the neighborhood. After his paper route, he began mowing lawns and worked at Ben E. Keith Beersin in 1985.  His first job was in the repack room, where all the damaged beer went to be sorted and put back into sellable packaging. After graduating from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, James took a position with Ben E. Keith Beers in the Fort Worth division as a sales trainee. In 2005, James graduated from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business with a master’s in business administration.


Currently, James is an Executive Vice President of Ben E. Keith Company and serves on numerous boards.  Most of the focus is on Government affairs but still has a passion for hunting, fishing, and shooting.  Enjoys spending time with his wife of two years, Kristin Case Hallam, and their combined 5 children and animals. James is a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and lives in Highland Park.





Chef Sharon Van Meter



A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, Chef Sharon Van Meter brings more than forty years of award-winning and acclaimed culinary experience to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Chef Van Meter has served the culinary world as Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, International, Professor of American Cuisine at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu and Executive Chef in the renowned kitchens of Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas. Currently, Sharon is CEO of SVM Productions, LLC, a leader in the television, radio and culinary productions world. Chef Van Meter has been inducted in the honorable culinary societies of the American Culinary Federation, World Master Chefs Society, Les Dames d’Escoffier International, and Euro-Toques International.


She has served as President of the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and 1st Vice President, Les Dames d’Escoffier International. In 2009, Chef Van Meter became the first female Director of the American Culinary Federation-Texas Chefs Association.


Sharon is a member of the National Restaurant Association and has been on the Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association since 2010; served as President of the GDRA Board of Directors in 2015-2016. Sharon serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Restaurant Association and is current chairwoman of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation.


Her numerous volunteer and humanitarian efforts range from the fight against hunger by involvement with Share Our Strength’s “Taste of the Nation” event to the National AIDS Foundation “Touring Chefs” program to Habitat for Humanity’s “House Party.” Sharon served on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move! to Schools task force. In 2008, she received the National Restaurant Association’s “Cornerstone Humanitarian Award”.




Libby and Ben Albritton

Robin and Norm Bagwell

Lindsay and George Billingsley

Cindy and David Brewer

Lucinda and Barry Buford

Carroll Watson and Reed Carroll

Kate and Chip Cavanaugh

Cynthia and Bruce Collins

Laurie and Mark Connell

Kathy and Bob Craine

Elizabeth and Carl Cross

Mary and Matthew Davis

Lira and Steve DeShazo

David Felton Williams

Becky Frey

Jameye and Ron Gardner

Lauren Gillette

Claire and Brian Gogel

Lonnie and Jeff Grover

Will Haggard

Ann Henson

Megan Hughes

Maureen Jamieson-Quilling

Terry Bentley Hill and Tom Krampitz

Sherri and Mark Lewis

Becky and Bob McCamey

Megan and Christopher McGuire

Becky and Steve Meyer

Patty and Gary Milam

Mary and Baker Montgomery

Betsy and Cary Newman

Jan and Scott Osborn

Joan Patmore

Katherine and Michael Phillips

Glenda Ribelin

Pat and Steve Schiff

Sabrina and Adam Schiller

Betsy and Dick Skorburg

Lori Smith

Joan and Case Stockton

Lee Ann and Steve Van Amburgh

Shannon and Chico West

Cathy and Jim Wills

Nancy and Jack Zogg




Matt Balke, Encina

Junior Borges, Meridian

Justin Box, Private Chef

Donald Breedlove, The Hubcap Cafe

Jimmy Contreras, Eno's Pizza Tavern

Eric Dreyer, Monarch

Troy Gardner, TLC Vegan Kitchen

Salvatore Gisellu, Urban Family Concepts

Jeffery Hobbs, The Slone Bone

Sean Jett, Humble: Simply Good Pies

Miriam Jimenez, Miriam Cocina Latina

Peja Krstic, Mot Hai Ba

Mike McCoy, Chef to the Shelters

Joel Orsini, Parigi

Meaders Ozarow, Empire Baking Company

Luke Rogers, Beckley 1115

Aaron Staudenmaier, District

Paula Lambert and Maurico Travesi, Mozzarella Cheese Company

Sharon Van Meter

Jacob Williamson, The Saint

Michael Wyatt, Full City Rooster Coffee Roasting Studio

Koji Yoshida, EBESU Robata and Sushi




Dallas 24 Hour Club provides transitional living, support services and essential life skills for homeless alcoholics and addicts, so they can embrace long-term sobriety and become contributing self-supporting members of the community. In 2021, Tillman House opened to provide an affordable sober living community with support to encourage long-term sobriety for Graduates of Dallas 24 Hour Club. 



Package provides access to the VIP Reception at 5:00pm, a table for 10 guests with premiere seating, along with verbal recognition and premiere signage & media recognition.

Read more

Package provides access to the VIP Reception at 5:00pm, a table for 10 guests, along with verbal recognition and premiere signage & media recognition.

Read more

Package provides access to the VIP Reception at 5:00pm, a table for 10 guests and premiere signage & media recognition.

Read more

Package provides access to the VIP Reception at 5:00pm, a table for 8 guests and premiere signage & media recognition.

Read more

Package provides event tickets for 6 guests, along with signage & media recognition.

Read more
$3,000 SOUS CHEF

Package provides event tickets for 4 guests, along with signage & media recognition.

Read more

Package provides event tickets for 2 guests, along with signage & media recognition.

Read more


Texas Trust CU Theatre Event Tickets

Package includes Six Premium Tickets with Club Access to any show at Texas Trust CU Theater plus Three VIP Parking Passes.


One of the most flexible and advanced indoor performance spaces in the United States, Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie is the first venue of its kind. Many touring artists have already called Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie "the theater of the future”.


Featuring comfortable, spacious seating, elite luxury suites with private entrances, upscale catering, corporate hospitality areas and convenient parking, Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie sets a new standard in the concert and theatrical touring industry.


The 6,350-indoor seating capacity theater has hosted world-class artists and events including a variety of rock, country, comedy shows (Eagles, The Killers, The Lumineers, Dolly Parton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Steve Martin, and Tyler Perry), popular hip-hop, R&B/soul, pop and Latin concerts (Tyler, The Creator, Maze, BTS, and Bad Bunny), as well as family-friendly performances and events (Jojo Siwa, Paw Patrol, Hillsong United, and Toby Mac), among many others.


Choice of show based on availability at request.

Read more
Legendary Lincoln Date Night Package

Package includes a Private Driver in a Lincoln Navigator, Aviator, Corsair, or Nautilus, $200 Gift Card to Pappas Bros. Steak House and a 1-Night stay in a Dallas hotel.


Whether you want a “dress-to-impress” type of night out or a more intimate evening with your special someone, the Planet Lincoln Love Field Legendary Date Night has you covered. Indulge in the luxury of a VIP experience with a personal driver in a sleek and stylish Lincoln Navigator, Aviator, Corsair, or Nautilus. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as your dedicated chauffeur navigates you through the city with ease, ensuring your comfort and style every step of the way.


Whether you're seeking a day of shopping, sightseeing, or simply want to arrive at your destination in style, this exclusive service provides the ultimate level of convenience and sophistication. As the day concludes venture on to Pappas Bros. Steak House for a dinner that is guaranteed to WOW your inner foodie.


Conclude the evening by checking into your hotel in Dallas with proximity to attractions like museums, nightlife, and shopping. This upscale evening with its romantic ambiance provided by Planet Lincoln Love Field is bound to create a lasting memory. Experience the pinnacle of personalized transportation and elevate your journey to the next level with the Planet Lincoln Legendary Date Night.


Some restrictions and black-out dates apply. Cannot be used on Sundays. No cash value. Expires 12/31/2023

Read more


Can't join the event? You can still support this cause…


Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible