Restaurants and Chefs Come Together for a Cause at Duo

Beneficiary Camilo Calderon with Lisa Moore of Fluent

It was a packed house at Duo last night for a benefit to assist the family of Camilo Calderon, a General Manager at The Adolphus. He recently lost his sister to cancer and took over guardianship of her four children. Since he already had two children of his own he is now the (single) father of a family with six children. Fluent, a private concierge service helmed by (Gary) Jackson of WSJ fame and Lisa Moore, formerly director of sales and marketing with Stephan Pyles, organized the event. Duo provided the space, and Glazer’s the wine as a backdrop to the eight restaurants contributing and serving food. What did they all have in common? In his lifetime in the Dallas restaurant industry all of these chefs–Katherine Clapner,Mark McDaniel,Ke’o Valasquez, Joel Harloff, Tim Byers, Jeff Moschetti, Jon Thompson, Scott Tobey, Justin Box–had an association with Camilo. It is an event best told in pictures.

Katherine Clapner of Dude Sweet Chocolate Made Dessert
Chef Mark McDaniel of ReMARKable Affairs Catering Made Herb-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Aioli and Shrimp Ceviche Shooter over Citrus Slaw
Chef Ke'o Valasquez of Five Star Premier Residences of Dallas made Couscous Blue Crab Salad Stuffed Dolmades with Meyer Lemon Shiso Remoulade and Micro Opal Basil
Chef Joel Harloff of the second floor made Gazpacho Blanco
Harloff also provided the recipe for aspiring home cooks..
Tim Byers and Lance Smith of Smoke made Andouille Sausage with Pickled Cabbage and Creole Mustard
Chef Jeff Moschetti of Jaspers, Plano made Seared Day Boat Scallop with Summer Red Corn & Heirloom Tomato Ragout
Jon Thompson of Samar by Stephan Pyles made Chicken Adobo with Bomba Rice, Chorizo, Sea Urchin and Clams
Scott Tobey and Justin Box of Stephan Pyles Caterers made Chile Glazed Maple-Pecan Dusted Pork Belly


  • Thank you, dear Andrew Chalk. Camilo and the kids are so very grateful! Every one of those chefs along with the other generous donors gave a fantastic display of just how cool Dallas as a community really is…thank you so much!

  • With Jackson and Lisa Moore of FLUENT at the helm, how could it not be FABULOUS! GREAT! job! GREAT cause! EVERYONE should be so PROUD!!!!!!

  • Camilo Calderon

    It was a Phenomenal, Monumental and Superb event. Full of love. Thank you.

  • Camilo Calderon

    Jim Donahue is the General Manager at The French Room. I do work for the phenomenal Adolphus Hotel. I apologise for the misprint and inaccurate information.