A Night of Artists and Chefs
Cart 0
 
Royer%2c Anne cropped.jpg

ARTIST – ANNE ROYER

Anne earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Austin College and three Master's Degrees from Yale University: Religion and the Visual Arts, East Asian Studies, and the History of Art. Anne leads the Arts and Music Guild, and exhibits her work at The Cove, McKinney. Her work also reflects the influence of traditional Japanese art and aesthetics which she encountered during an extended stay in Japan. She has taught studio art for 30 years, mentoring and preparing students for higher education and career opportunities in the visual arts.

Juan-headshot-square.jpg

CHEF – AARON THOMAS

With a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Dallas, Juan spent 15 years honing his skills in restaurants all over the country from New York City to Glen Rose. He eventually landed in Fort Worth, where he quickly worked his way up to Executive Chef of Reata. He collaborated on the cookbook Reata -- Legendary Texas Cuisine and participated as Sous Chef for Chef Tim Love on Iron Chef America. Juan now runs his own catering business and supper club in Fort Worth, Magdalena's, named after his grandmother who first taught him to cook.

Melissa-Patrello Headshot.png

ARTIST – MELISSA PATRELLO

Melissa creates the unexpected through extraordinary soft sculptures and wearable kinetic art. Her unusual puppets and quirky mechanical props have been featured in many productions throughout the U.S. Her theatrical design studio, StageWorthy Arts, is located in McKinney, Texas and provides one of a kind puppets, props and rentals for the stage and theatre community.

Jason Ferraro Headshot.JPG

Chef – JASON FERRARO

A Fort Worth Executive Chef, Jenna has been featured in multiple magazines and publications, appeared and cooked on various news networks, and guest starred in two episodes of Paula Deen’s new show Positively Paula where she cooked for and alongside one of her biggest heroes and inspirations. This year Jenna is celebrating the honor of being elected the people’s choice for Top Chef in Fort Worth.

 

head shot guthrie.jpg

Artist - KIM GUTHRIE

Classically trained, Kim attended the School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and the Institute of Art in Lacoste, France. She spent a good part of her career in the southern United States, creating intricate Fresco style murals. Over the past decade, Kim has turned her focus to primarily creating whimsical oil paintings, portraits, and 3D Paper Mache characters and has gained a reputation for her versatility, talent, and warm wit.

Taylor Headshot Website.jpg

CHEF - TAYLOR RAUSE

Taylor is the Executive Chef at Rye Restaurant. He cooked his way through college at Appalachian State University, while earning a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After graduating, he moved back to his home in Raleigh, bouncing around the blossoming downtown culinary scene and working for local giants such as Empire Eats, soaking up every influence and type of cuisine he could get his hands on. He learned that food can transport you places; it can invoke feelings and memories, and it can change your mood with just one bite. This is his culinary philosophy.

 
 
Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 1.01.00 PM.png
 

CHEF - TAYLOR RAUSE

Taylor is the Executive Chef at Rye Restaurant. He cooked his way through college at Appalachian State University, while earning a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After graduating, he moved back to his home in Raleigh, bouncing around the blossoming downtown culinary scene and working for local giants such as Empire Eats, soaking up every influence and type of cuisine he could get his hands on. He learned that food can transport you places; it can invoke feelings and memories, and it can change your mood with just one bite. This is his culinary philosophy.

CHEF - TAYLOR RAUSE

Taylor is the Executive Chef at Rye Restaurant. He cooked his way through college at Appalachian State University, while earning a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After graduating, he moved back to his home in Raleigh, bouncing around the blossoming downtown culinary scene and working for local giants such as Empire Eats, soaking up every influence and type of cuisine he could get his hands on. He learned that food can transport you places; it can invoke feelings and memories, and it can change your mood with just one bite. This is his culinary philosophy.

 
Aimee Head Shot-square.jpg

ARTIST – AIMEE CARDOSO

Aimee received her Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Messiah College and studied painting in Orvieto, Italy. Currently working at the Modern Art Museum, she is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Art Tooth, a hybrid art gallery that focuses on solidifying Fort Worth's reputation as an art destination, and Director of Communications forArtThisWeek. Inspired by the techniques of the old masters, Aimee's work has been prominently featured in art festivals and galleries throughout Fort Worth.

Juan-headshot-square.jpg

CHEF – JUAN RODRIGUEZ

With a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Dallas, Juan spent 15 years honing his skills in restaurants all over the country from New York City to Glen Rose. He eventually landed in Fort Worth, where he quickly worked his way up to Executive Chef of Reata. He collaborated on the cookbook Reata -- Legendary Texas Cuisine and participated as Sous Chef for Chef Tim Love on Iron Chef America. Juan now runs his own catering business and supper club in Fort Worth, Magdalena's, named after his grandmother who first taught him to cook.

Erika Duque Headshot-fix.jpg

ARTIST – ERIKA DUQUE

Currently finishing her Master of Fine Arts at Texas Christian University, Erika received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas during the Rediscovering Modes Exhibition, and featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Fort Worth. Erika was recently nominated by the Ro2 Gallery for 2017's Rising Star Fundraiser at the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts.

Jenna Kinard Headshot Final.png

Chef – Jenna Kinard

A Fort Worth Executive Chef, Jenna has been featured in multiple magazines and publications, appeared and cooked on various news networks, and guest starred in two episodes of Paula Deen’s new show Positively Paula where she cooked for and alongside one of her biggest heroes and inspirations. This year Jenna is celebrating the honor of being elected the people’s choice for Top Chef in Fort Worth.

 

Alexa- Square.jpg

Artist - Alexa Alarcon

Artist Alexa Alarcon received her BFA from UT Arlington and studied at Florence University of the Arts in Italy. She is a fine art restorer at Dow Art Galleries. This year, she participated in the First Come First Serve exhibition at Fort Works Art and is a regular contributor to various gallery shows and exhibitions throughout the city.

Meredith-Square.jpg

Interior Designer – Meredith Warnock

Interior designer Meredith Warnock received her BA in Interior Design from the Art Institute in Dallas. Her design experience includes luxury hotels and resorts, commercial projects, and private residences. She is especially attuned to the impact of art on design and regularly scouts the latest pieces of work from local and regional artists in Texas.