Fort Worth celebrity chef Tim Love is a dad to 10-year-old twins, who were born prematurely. So Fort Worth’s NICU Helping Hands Foundation, which helps families of premature infants, is close to his heart. And as we all know, the heart isn’t far from the stomach, especially when it comes to chefs.
On Thursday (May 9), Love will hold his third annual Burgers 4 Babies fund-raiser at Fort Worth’s Woodshed Smokehouse. The event, which raises money for the NICU Helping Hands Foundation, draws celebrity chefs from DFW across the country to show off their burger skills. Among the chefs scheduled to participate this year are Michael Thomson of Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant and Bar in Fort Worth; David McMillan, executive chef at Dallas’ Meddlesome Moth (and at Fort Worth’s upcoming Bird Cafe); Top Chef season two winner Ilan Hall, currently at Los Angeles’ The Gorbals; Jon Shook of LA’s Animal and Son of a Gun; Texas-born, New York-based Gabe Thompson, whose restaurants include L’Artusi; his wife and buesiness partner, pastry chef Katherine Thompson; and Joe Campanale (scroll down), Thompson’s executive chef.
UPDATE with more participating chefs: Jeff Hobbs of Fort Worth’s upcoming American F&B; Donnatella Trotti of Fort Worth’s Nonna Tata; Mark Daverio of Fireside Pies Fort Worth; and Jonathan Waxman of New York’s Barbuto (you can glimpse him in the 2012 video below).
With that lineup -- and with this being a benefit -- you can expect a pricey ticket, and individual ones are $175. Sponsor tables are available for up to eight guests, beginning at $3,000. For more information on tickets or sponsorships, go here or call 817-584-1437. To give you an idea what it’s all about, here’s a brief video from the 2012 Burgers 4 Babies. And you’ll see it’s about much more than burgers (those cookies look good ...)