About Dallas All Star Chef Classic
Visionary for the first annual All Star Chef Classic was Terry Kranz, owner of TK Culinary, a Dallas-based catering company started in 2012. Serving as a Board Member, and an extremely involved supporter of Dallas 24 Hour Club, Terry lived there twice during the height of his addiction.
In 2014, Marsha Williamson came to Terry for ideas on the 45th Anniversary event. Terry had always wanted to start his own culinary event after being a part of other prestigious events such as Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Auction Napa Valley, Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, and many others. It was then that Terry suggested using his chef to cater the event, but Terry was also able to talk to other local chefs who were interested in making it truly a chef-driven event.
The Dallas All Star Chef Classic was born with a mission to help with fundraising efforts and to further addiction awareness within the restaurant community. So many people in this industry could be helped and what better way to do that than to bring together local chefs to put on an amazing community event.
The 24 was also in the early planning stages of development for a brand-new facility in the next couple of years, so with the success of the first event it was decided to make it an annual fundraiser. The event has grown exponentially each year as we now celebrate the 6th Anniversary in October.
It is important to Terry's recovery to continue to carry the message about how addiction touches everyone in every life in some form or another. It encompasses entire families, not just the addict. The Dallas All Star Chef Classic helps The 24 be able to provide comfort to these families, as well as sponsors, service agencies and others in recovery.