October 31, 2006

Texas' Top Chefs Team Up With WFAA-TV's Good Morning Texas to Create Special Breakfasts for Area Non-Profits November 6-10

Local Chefs Include Kent Rathbun, Cassondra Armstrong, John Tesar and Dunia Borga

DALLAS -- WFAA is set to present a week of special Good Morning Texas Breakfast feasts saluting area nonprofits.

"The idea is to 'serve those who serve others'," said Gary Cogill of Good Morning Texas. "We have gathered an impressive list of area chefs that have donated their time and their cuisine to help GMT spotlight some caring people and important community organizations."

Beginning November 6, every day during Good Morning Texas at 9 a.m. on WFAA, a different area chef will prepare a distinctive breakfast and serve it to two people representing a local nonprofit focused on helping others.

On November 6 Cassondra Armstrong of Chef Cassondra's Culinary Concepts will be cooking for John Turner (Sunday Cafe in His Hands) of the Friendship Baptist Church, and teacher, tutor and mentor Nancy Armstrong (Cassondra's mother).

On November 7 Dunia Borga of La Duni prepares a Latin breakfast for two representatives of the Dallas Advocacy Center. November 8 chef Kent Rathbun of Abacus is cooking for a pair of guests from the North Texas Food Bank. On November 9 executive chef John Tesar of The Mansion on Turtle Creek prepares breakfast for two children from Scottish Rite Hospital. Then on November 10 Cogill gets into the act himself, serving what he calls a "home-cooked" breakfast for two guests from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

"These people do amazing things in our community," said Cogill, who came up with the idea, "so these special Good Morning Texas Breakfasts will serve as a simple, yet elegant culinary gesture of thanks to folks who might otherwise go unnoticed."

Good Morning Texas airs weekdays at 9 a.m. on WFAA following ABC's Good Morning America.


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