Tony Conway honored by CHRIS Kids

On Saturday night, over 400 guests gathered at the Buckhead Grand Hyatt for the 9th annual CHRIStal Ball to benefit CHRIS Kids. Tony Conway, owner and president of A Legendary Event, was recognized for his philanthropic contributions to CHRIS Kids with a CHRIStal Vision Award. “I just want to say that I’m so honored to be this year’s recipient along with Price Waterhouse Coopers. This has been such a wonderful, heart-warming event―I can’t think of a better organization than CHRIS Kids to be affiliated with,” Conway said. In addition to Mr. Conway, Global Accounting Firm Price Waterhouse Coopers was awarded the CHRIStal Vision Award for outstanding leadership and service to children, youth, and families in the state of Georgia with special emotional, residential, and mental health needs.

CHRIS Kids Annual Ball this Saturday

Please join us this Saturday. Celebrating 29 years of saving and transforming the lives of thousands of Georgia’s children and families, CHRIS Kids will hold the 9th annual CHRIStal Ball™ at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead on September 26, 2009. This festive formal affair includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction, entertainment and celebrates thousands of changed lives. To purchase tickets please click on link below.

WHITE HOT COOL slideshow from Open Hand’s Party in the Kitchen

Please enjoy the “WHITE, HOT, COOL” slideshow from last week’s “Party in the Kitchen” featuring 17 of Atlanta’s Top Chefs, co-chaired by Sally Dorsey, Tony Conway, and Todd Tautfest. Photography and slideshow by Laura Stone of ArtStar Photography.


Atlanta, September 17th―I wanted to take a moment to say that I hope you had a great summer and to share some of the exciting developments that have been taking place here at A Legendary Event.

We’ve recently added some great new team members. First of all, Charles Barrett is our new Executive Pastry Chef. Prior to coming to Legendary, Barrett was Executive Pastry Chef at The Cobb Galleria. We can’t wait for you to see (and taste) some of his deliciously innovative dessert creations.

We’re also excited to have Leah Stephens as the newest member of our Catering Sales Team. Leah accepted the position of Catering Sales Manager last month and has already hit the ground running. Of course, most of you already know, Sophia Lin. Sophia has been promoted to the role of Senior Sales Manager. Sophia has worked at A Legendary Event for approximately three years and brings a wonderful winning spirit and charisma to the team.

Also new on board is Ashley Miller, Kate Bradley, and Jeffrey Powell. Ashley Miller has accepted the role of Junior Design Event Manager. Kate Bradley has joined our team as Sales Assistant. Jeffrey Powell is our new Senior Design Sales Manager. Jeffrey has years of event design business, most recently running his own company, Jeffrey Blooms. He also appears on Style Network’s “Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway?”

Just a reminder that the holiday season is just around the corner (90 days to be precise). We’d love to help you celebrate by providing you with catering and/or design for your holiday party or gathering. Believe me, it will be here before we know it! So, give us a call so we can put you on the calendar.

Happy Holidays!
Tony Conway, CMP


People are still talking about this Southern-inspired dessert of Bacon Molasses Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Foie Gras Mousse created by A Legendary Event’s Executive Chef Lincoln Stevens and Executive Pastry Chef Charles Barrett. This unique Georgia-born dessert was debuted last week at Project Open Hand’s Party in the Kitchen.

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Last night, approximately 300 guests attended “Party in the Kitchen,” at the Mason Murer Main Gallery to benefit Open Hand. Guests enjoyed delicious cuisine from seventeen of Atlanta’s Top Chef’s including A Legendary Event’s Executive Chef Lincoln Stevens, Dogwood’s Shane Touhy, Gary Mennie of Livingstons, Peter Kaiser from Twist, Rathbun’s Kevin Rathbun, Craft’s Kevin Maxey and Shaun Doty of Shaun’s.

Some of the menu items included Bacon Molasses Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Foie Gras Mousse, Grilled Calamari with Peeled Pea Salad, traditional European Bangers and Mash, and a plethora of delicate and delicious desserts. Framed iconic images, stainless steel chef stations, white carpet runners and modern lounge furniture exemplified the party’s “White, Hot, Cool” theme.

Live auction items included travel and entertainment packages, fine dining experiences, and one-of-a-kind items such as eco-vintage jewelry by Mark Edge and an acoustic guitar autographed by the South African grunge-pop band Seether.

Party in the Kitchen Co-chairs Sally Dorsey, Tony Conway, and Todd Tautfest were overjoyed with the turnout. “I was so honored to be asked to co-chair this event. Working with Sally and Todd is always a wonderful experience and it touches my heart to see so much support for such a worthy cause,” Tony Conway said.

Proceeds from “Party in the Kitchen” directly benefit Open Hand―a nonprofit organization that provides Comprehensive Nutrition Care for a diverse population of men, women and children with unique nutrition needs. For more information please go to

A Legendary Event is a proud sponsor of CARE’s “A Take a Stand Against Poverty Event” October 17th at ACSC

In commemoration of the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, CARE will stand with hundreds of millions of people across the globe this October 17th to educate, inspire and entertain the next generation of activists in the fight against global poverty. Please join us as The Theater at the American Cancer Society Center for “An event that will change the way we view global poverty, featuring internationally-renowned speakers, music, food and a microfinance marketplace featuring goods from around the world. For more information click on link below.