Sweet Relief: Houston Chefs Rally Together to Support My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe After Fire
A beautiful thing about the Houston restaurant scene is the love and support that is shown to those going through difficult times.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Houston chefs and restaurants want to help Bella-Katherine Curtis, owner of My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe, continue making and selling her pies and cakes.
On November 29, My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe was engulfed in flames. Bella-Katherine Curtis has been the owner of the place for the past 22 years, and has provided homemade pies to a variety of Houston restaurants and the community. According to a press release, the pie shop did not have insurance.
But Houston chefs and restaurants didn't waste a moment of time before stepping in to support Curtis. On Saturday, December 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Haven will open its doors for a fundraising event benefiting Curtis and My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe. Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar and Kevin Naderi of Roost teamed up to hash out ideas to create this fundraiser the moment they heard about the disaster.
"Saturday night the conversation started and we started reaching out to people and finally figured out we needed to make it something people could participate in if they had the time," Masson says. "A lot of chefs have so much holiday stuff going on, but they have all stepped up."
Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, Johnny Wesley of Mr. Peeples, Samantha Mendoza of Triniti, Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse and several other chefs will team up with Masson, Naderi and Evans on Saturday to raise money for Curtis and My Dee Dee's.
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