21st Annual “Champagne and Chocolate Gala” benefiting the Gaston LeNotre Scholarship.

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This year the Gaston Lenotre Scholarship Foundation hosted its 21st Annual Champagne & Chocolate Gala. The gala, which took place on February 8th, 2023 in the illustrious River Oaks Country Club.

The event honored Allison Knight with the 2023 Gaston Lenotre Scholarship Ambassador Award.

The gala also celebrated 2001-2022 chairs and honorees. These honorees included:

Margaret Alkek Williams (Lifetime Honoree)
Katrina and Cecil Arnim
Philamena Baird
Deana Blackburn
Zane Carruth
Lucia and Michael Cordua
Mignon and Stephen Gill
Paula Sutton and Bill Gross
Janine Janarelli
Allison and Tucker Knight
Susan and Ed Osterberg
Giovanna and Steve Payne
JoAnn Petersen
Dennis Steger
Tina Raham Stewart
Joana Tagaropulos
Cathy and Scott Valby
Deborah and Tom Woehler
Katherine and Mark Yzaguirre

The night began with a stunning performance of music by Deborah Boily and Jerry Atwood accompanied by a silent auction. The auction led into the dinner prepared by Head Chef Charles Carroll. Following dinner, Culinary Institute LeNotre Alumnus Grant was given to Armando Llanes. The night ended with a live auction and raffle.



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