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40 Chefs Come Together To Mark 40 Years of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

Available now, “Come to the Table” cookbook celebrates family and food through 40 cherished recipes

Forty chefs from around the nation have come together to celebrate Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) being a home away from home for 40,000 families who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical care for their children over the last 40 years. Come to the Table, presented by LiquidAgents Healthcare, isa deeply personal cookbook that intertwines the love of food, family and is available now for sale for $40. A perfect gift for the Holiday season – buy yours now before the limited run sells out!

Come to the Table is a delicious mix of recipes offering classic family favorites, sweet indulgences & pastries and simple family-style creations all inspired by each chef’s personal story as to what family means to them.  Dean Fearing, chef & owner of Fearing’s Restaurant & Rattlesnake Bar remembers his granny “shaking a big ole bag of chicken with the A&P logo on the side” for his Granny Fearing’s fried chicken recipe;  Honorary Chef Chair Uno Immanivong, owner & visionary of Red Stix Asian Street Food and Chef Uno Brands, brings her Duck Fat Fried Rice recipe to the table paying tribute to her mom for nurturing “my love for cooking and finding beautiful ingredients to elevate each dish;” and Val Jean-Bart, owner of Val’s Cheesecakes, shares the recipe for Val’s Berry Oreo Cheesecake in honor of his mom, “Marie Jose Labossiere, a phenomenal, strong and smart business woman” who was the muse for his career in cheesecakes before passing away from breast cancer.

The final line up of chefs and their cuisine features a diverse array of cooking styles, cultures, ethnicities, and breadth of experiences: from the new emerging talent to those who have delighted diners for decades.  From Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle and beyond every chef has shared their recipe at no cost to RMHD. “Sales from this book will directly benefit the families we serve, so we are so grateful for each and every chef that has offered their time and talent to this cookbook,” said Jill Cumnock, CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. “The way Come to the Table has been created reminds me of a recipe that culminates in a feast for the senses. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, particularly at a time when families are starting to reunite after the pandemic forced so many apart.”

Divided into 3 sections: Baking…and I Helped, Family Classics and Simply Standard Staples, the cookbook will be ideal for anyone who loves to cook delicious cuisine from a variety of cultures. Honorary Chef Chairs Jeramie Robison, director of culinary & executive chef at the Thompson Dallas, and chef and restauranteur Giuliano Matarese take the reader to Lebanon and Italy with their recipes for Lebanese Rice and Chef G’s Spaghetti with Nonna Walmira’s Meatballs respectively. “I picked this recipe for Come to the Table as the rich aroma of this sauce, prepared so lovingly by my nonna Walmira, always reminds me of home,” said Chef G. “I am thrilled that this cookbook can not only bring my memory alive but for all the chefs that have contributed to this cookbook. Love and family provide the basis of so much of this book and every chef involved hopes that feeling of togetherness can be replicated in other people’s homes through these recipes and the joy of cooking.”

To order a cookbook and for more information, visit https://rmhdallas.org/events/40th-anniversary/.


*Honorary Chef Chairs

Aaron Collins, Chef | Café Momentum

Alexandre Micka, Founder | La Tarte Tropézienne

Ashleigh Shanti, Chef

Ben Starr, Chef | The Ultimate Food Geek

Brandon Moore, Executive Chef | Ocean Prime Dallas

Chris Ward, Executive Chef & Partner | The Mercury

Dan Landsberg, Executive Chef | Ellie’s Restaurant at HALL Arts Hotel

Danny Grant, Chef & Partner of What If Syndicate | Monarch

Dean Fearing, Chef & Owner | Fearing’s Restaurant & Rattlesnake Bar

Gabrielle McBay, Private Chef & Creative Producer

Giuliano Matarese, Chef & Restaurateur | Chef G*

Jennie Kelley, Owner & Creator | Frank Underground and Better Half Pop-Up

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

Ji Kang, Managing Partner & Chef | Sloane’s Corner

Jordan Frosolone, Executive Chef & Partner | The Leopard at des Artistes

José Meza, Executive Chef | Tulum

Julian Barsotti, Chef & Owner | Nonna, Carbone’s and Fachini

Kate Weiser, Owner | Kate Weiser Chocolate

Kelly Ball, Owner | Leila Bakery & Café

Kevin Curry, Chef and Health & Wellness Personality | FitMenCook

Mark Guatelara, Chef | Ober Here Filipino Rice Bowls

Matthew Looney, Founder | Sixth Generation Hospitality

Meaders Moore Ozarow, Owner | Empire Baking Co.

Melissa Miranda, Owner | Musang

Miguel Cauich, Executive Chef | Al Biernat’s

Molly McCook, Executive Chef & Co-Owner | Ellerbe Fine Foods

Nick Hurry, Executive Chef of Exxir Hospitality | Paradiso

Nick Walker, Chef & Owner | Irreverent Concepts

Nikky Phinyawatana, Chef | Asian Mint and Nikky Feeding Souls

Ninamarie Bojekian Mendoza, Chef & Owner | OOH LA LA Catering and Events

Paula Lambert, Cheesemaker | Mozzarella Company

Sally Camacho Mueller, Partner & Pastry Chef | Tesse Restaurant

Sam Cade, Owner | Cades Cakes

Sandra Bussey, Chef & Owner | bbbop Seoul Kitchen

Sarah Zubiate, CEO, Founder & Owner | ZUBI’S and ZUBI FARMS

Summer Galvez, Chief Butter Officer | Sugar Puddin’

T’Juanna Winters, Owner | Lizzie Lu Luxury Treats

Taylor Kearney, Executive Chef | Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar

Uno Immanivong, Owner & Visionary | Red Stix Asian Street Food and Chef Uno Brands*

Val Jean-Bart, Owner | Val’s Cheesecakes



Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 40,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.


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