Sweet Relief: Houston Chefs Rally Together to Support My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe After Fire

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.
A beautiful thing about the Houston restaurant scene is the love and support that is shown to those going through difficult times.

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.

Location Info

My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe and Deli - CLOSED

301 W. Gulf Bank, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Haven - CLOSED

2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mr. Peeples Seafood & Steak

1911 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


2815 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Killen's Steakhouse

2804 S. Main, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant

Saint Arnold Brewery

2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX

Category: General

Michael's Cookie Jar

5330 Weslayan St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


1834 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Backstreet Cafe

1103 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX

Category: Music


908 Congress Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Linda Rogers Weiss
Linda Rogers Weiss

Oh Lord have mercy on my southern soul! Look at that delicious looking cake.

texmex01 topcommenter

A good cause, and lets hope she takes out insurance so if there is a next time, she is covered!

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