Originally scheduled for Thursday, February 17, at the Hilton Anatole, it’s been moved to Tuesday, April 12, to benefit The Stewpot.
Luckily, Luncheon Co-Chairs Thelia Bowens and Carolyn Jefferson were able to still have it at the Hilton Anatole with Venise and Larry Stuart as honorary co-chairs, Brian Luscher as chief chef and Dallasite Fit Men Cook Founder Kevin Curry as the keynote speaker.
Having graduated from the University of Texas and earned his Masters from Harvard, Kevin hadn’t planned on becoming a major food influencer.
This past June Kevin admitted on CNN that he had battled depression and anxiety for most of his life. It got so bad that in 2010 he orchestrated a plan to end his life. Thanks to a therapist’s random call just hours beforehand, he turned his life around by “nourishing his mind and body with healthy food and exercise.”
It wasn’t as easy as it may seem. Working out didn’t accomplish much because Kevin admitted that he was eating unhealthy … “soul food every Sunday after church and Mexican Food at least three times a week.”
The Dallasite focused on improving his diet by studying nutrition and cooking his way to a new lifestyle.
Thanks to a social media post in 2012 where he shared some of his dishes, “People just began to send me all of these questions and praise for the stuff I was doing.”
Now, 10 years later, that one post has grown to more than 2M followers, two meal prep apps (FitMenCook and MealPrepPro), a line of spices and a cookbook that includes 100 easy, quick, healthy and budget-friendly recipes.
Kevin’s appearance at Soup’s On! may just inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and adapt his motto: “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, sculpted in the gym.”