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From wildfires in Hawaii to hurricanes across America, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

But for us to grant emergency relief funds to our applicants, we need funding, too.

Please donate to Southern Smoke Foundation. On average, we’re granting $3,400 to each F+B worker we serve.

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Houston native Martin Stayer trained at the former Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, before starting his cooking career back in H-Town, under chef Scott Tycer at Aries. He then headed to Chicago, where he worked with the late chef Homaro Cantu at the Michelin Star-awarded Moto. Upon returning to Houston, he and wife Sara opened Nobie’s, a neighborhood restaurant inspired by his grandmother and featuring locally grown and raised fare.