Photo courtesy of Danny Ford.

The Dallas chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is set to host the second-annual chicken and dumpling cook off to benefit a local nonprofit.

The fundraiser will benefit Foundation 45, a nonprofit that provides mental health services to neighbors, particularly artists.

Stephanie Gray, a member of the FOE group, said last year’s event raised nearly $7,000 for the nonprofit. Seventeen teams participated in the cook off, which offered food to-go. And Ryan Berg performed.

This year, the event will be held noon-4 p.m. Oct. 23 at 8500 Arturo Dr. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the event, and it covers tastings of the chicken and dumplings. So far, 11 teams have signed up to show off their recipes.

The chicken and dumplings cook off will be Oct. 23. Graphic by Austin Marc Graf.

There will be four judges: Blythe Beck; Carey Burres, the owner of Fat Rabbit Provisions; Tommy Donahue, the owner of Milo Butterfinger; and Goodfriend’s Josh Yingling. And Desabelle will be providing live music. It’s a kid-friendly, outdoor event.

In addition to the cook off, there will be a raffle to win gift cards, wine racks and more, as well as a T-shirt sale.

To add your chicken and dumplings to the running, email Stephanie Gray at by Oct. 20.

Photo courtesy of Danny Ford.