Aspiring Chefs to Compete in Third DHWI Cook-Off

This free event will teach you how to feed four people for $8.

The third annual Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute Chef Cook Off gets going at 3015 Trinity Groves at 2 p.m. on Thursday. It’s fun and free and it brings high school culinary students from DISD and professional chefs together for a competition. This year’s theme is Frugal Feasting for Four. Each chef team will get $8 to buy ingredients and create a healthy meal for a family of four. Yes, the event is a great way to learn about the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute and make a lasting impact on the lives of those living with diabetes, but it also a chance to fine tune your grocery budget. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 43 million Americans are on a supplemental nutrition assistance program to pay for food. The competition will be judged by chef Richard Chamberlain, owner of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House in Addison, and considered one of the country’s leading chefs; Tiffany Derry, celebrity chef, TV personality, and owner of The Cupboard in Dallas; and Beth Rankin, food editor of the Dallas Observer.

The event benefits DHWI, which is the cornerstone of Baylor Scott & White’s Southern Sector Initiative. The institute was created to address the region’s high prevalence of diabetes.


  • Emma

    Great chefs. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods