Incredible Line-Up of Chefs for Ulysses Galvan Benefit Event

The Dallas restaurant community is hosting a fundraiser for Ulysses Galvan of Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Galvan is fighting leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

Ulysses Galvan and Katherine Clapner.
Ulysses Galvan and Katherine Clapner.

Ulysses Galvan has worked alongside Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s Katherine Clapner since her days at Star Canyon in 1999. “He’s my rock,” Clapner says of her sous chocolatier. “I wouldn’t be able to do this without him”

Galvan was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago. The medication he has been taking is no longer effective. He needs a bone marrow transplant.

Galvan has three boys and has been unable to work. Luckily, his two-year old son is a match and will donate the bone marrow. His medical bills are astounding.

The always generous Dallas-area restaurant community is rallying to raise money to offset Galvin’s financial woes. They are hosting The Sunday Chef Mix, an event on Sunday, March 9th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 3015 Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane. Tickets are only $50 plus one bottle of wine per person. RSVP or make a donation (or both!) by contacting [email protected].

Check out the participating chefs: Joanne Bondy, Tim Byres (SMOKE), Katherine Clapner (Dude Sweet Chocolate), Mynetta Cockerell, Chef DAT,  Jerry DeLaRiva (Nick & Sam’s), Samir Dhurandha (Nick & Sam’s), Paula Lambert (The Mozzarella Company), Dan Landsberg (Dragonfly), Carlos Mancera’s (Ten Bells),Matt McCallister (FT33), Chris Patrick (Abacus), Jack Perkins (Slow Bone, Maple & Motor), Vijay Sadhu, Cody Sharp (Casa Rubla),Tommy Simpson (Nick & Sam’s), Lance Smith (SMOKE),Scott Tobey (Origins Café).


  • Lisa Moore

    Thank you so much for posting Nancy! My email address is actually [email protected]. Don’t want anyone to miss out on The Sunday Chef Mix!

  • Kelly Tyler

    Wait – his TWO year old will donate his bone marrow?? Was this a misprint? I don’t mean to sound completely insensitive, but how is that legal?? Most bone marrow donors have to be 18 or older, younger teens maybe in certain circumstances or family depending in health. How can a 2YO fit that criteria? I’ve registered as a bone marrow donor & the info I read on donor info (regardless if registering for a family or the general public) contradicts the idea a 2YO could be a good candidate. (Unless they’re waiting till he’s older?) I don’t know the answer, I’m just asking b/c it’s sounds very unlikely the way it’s written here.