Dallas Chef Cooks up Donations for Louisiana Flood Victims

DALLAS -- He`s known for his cooking, and his palate-pleasing underground dinners, but Chef David Anthony Temple - AKA Chef DAT - will soon be known for something else: being a humanitarian.

That`s because he`s hosting a dinner Saturday night at The Garden Café in Dallas, where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to help those displaced by the devastating Louisiana floods.

"We helped out the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and this time it really even hit closer to home, to where I actually have cousins that have lost everything they own. I have aunts, uncles, my girlfriends mother, all stranded down there," said Temple.

Not surprisingly - the dinner is sold out. But if you still want to help out, you can. He`s also helping collect supplies like canned goods, pet food, cleaning supplies, and more to drop-off at a shelter in Louisiana.

"We figured why not take a truck from Dallas and fill it up with as much stuff as possible here from the people in town and get it down to the people in need," said the chef.

If you`re interested in dropping something off before Sunday, you have several options including the Twisted Root locations in Carrollton, Plano, Deep Ellum, and SMU - Bob`s Steak and Chop House off Lemmon - and Hypnotic Emporium off Garland Road.

Grabbing some grub - while doing some good? You can`t beat that!