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.
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 email@example.com by Oct. 20.