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Southerners of the Year: Chris Shepherd and the HOUBBQ Collective
Southern Living
Why Chris Shepherd's Southern Smoke Fundraiser Is So Awesome. The Houston chef just threw the best party in the South, all for a good cause.
Tasting Table
Up in Smoke: Food fest featuring celebrity chefs rakes in record amount to fight MS
Chris Shepherd just wanted to raise a lot of money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. So he invited some friends (who just happened to be some of the hottest chefs in the country) for a cookout on Sunday called Southern Smoke. And those friends not only served up some great food, they helped the event raise more than last year's inaugural Southern Smoke. A lot more, just as Shepherd had planned.
Houston Chronicle
Party for a Cause at Chris Shepherd’s Southern Smoke
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