The following nonprofits benefit from the Culinary Stars event

Golden Beginnings

Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers. We are devoted to rescuing and providing necessary medical care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless, and displaced golden retrievers. We strive to place our goldens into permanent, adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love. 95% of donations go directly to the care of the rescued dogs. Since its founding in 1999, Golden Beginnings has saved the lives of over 4,000 dogs.

The Ballard House

The dream started in 2006 when the CEO of Keller Williams Realty issued a challenge to Keller Williams market centers around the country to “leave a legacy” in the communities in which they live and work. The associates of Keller Williams Premier Realty in Katy took that challenge to heart. Construction of The West Houston Medical Center had just started and it was evident that people would be travelling to the area for their treatments and would need housing. Cinco Charities, Inc. was birthed with the mission to provide temporary housing for patients and their caregivers coming to the Katy/West Houston area medical facilities for treatment of life threatening illnesses.

For several years, while working toward their ultimate goal to build a hospital hospitality house for guests which would be free of charge to patients going through treatment and open to patients of any age, Cinco Charities continued housing families in nearby hotels. This was accomplished because of the generosity of sponsors and friends of Cinco Charities who attended the fundraising events and supported the mission wholeheartedly.

Second Servings of Houston

Second Servings of Houston strives to alleviate hunger and reduce waste by rescuing excess prepared food from hotels, caterers, sports venues, cafeterias, food retailers, and other regulated food businesses, and delivering it promptly and safely to approved charitable meal sites.