Guests enjoyed a perfect alignment between culinary creativity and great design at the 8th Annual a Wish with Wings Kitchens Tour.

On a beautiful sunny October day, guests enjoyed a perfect alignment between culinary creativity and great design. The annual Kitchens Tour opened with a glimpse at some of our most beautiful model homes, as well as tasty treats from some of the city’s top restaurants.

Held in Founders Park, the tour benefited a Wish with Wings, which grants young North Texans with life-threatening medical conditions their heart’s desire. Executive Director Judy Youngs said its first iteration at Walsh was one of the top experiences in the event’s eight-year history.

“All the funds raised today will be donated back to granting wishes,” Youngs said. “We really thank Walsh for their support with this event. It’s been incredible.”

Guests strolled through ten select model home kitchens, including the Fort Worth Magazine Dream Home in Cline Park designed by Sean Knight Custom Homes. After strolling through the onsite pumpkin display and enjoying live tunes by Adam Case and David Wilson, guests got up close and personal with chefs from All Saints/Sage Dining Services, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Drake’s Yoke Wood and Wine, Perrotti’s Pizza, Parker County Brewing, Railhead Smokehouse BBQ, Rise No. 3, Savor Culinary Services, Tributary Café, Waters and Zeno’s on the Square.

Each model home had its own chef paired with a child who recently had their wish come true. The littles helped these talented cooks create delicious treats for everyone who came by, including Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Ravioli and Southern Strawberry Shortcake. The event raised the most money of any Kitchens Tour yet, according to Youngs, setting a precedent for many more successful events to come.