Andrea Palladino has lived many glamorous lives as a pageant contestant, jewelry designer, model, mom and philanthropist. From 2004-2008, she volunteered, traveled and taught as a Chinese cultural ambassador for the Republic of Taiwan teaching traditional Chinese dance in Brazil, Guatemala, Canada and throughout the United States. Most recently, she served the Dallas community through Feed The Need, a division of Hunger Busters that works in conjunction with Eatzi’s to feed underprivileged children a third meal by volunteering on their organizing community for their annual golf fundraiser. She has participated in events with Hope Supply Company and sponsors children with Ark of Rainbow. Married to Dallas restauranteur Joe Palladino (Nick & Sam’s, Coal Vines, Dos Jefes), they have three beautiful children – Antony, Aria and and Roman. Last year, as a response to the Dallas Police tragedy, she and her husband hosted a dining event for the Dallas Police Department (to donate to the Guns and Hoses Foundation), raising over $300K in one night with less than a week of planning.
What does Going Against The Grain mean to you:
Quote to live by: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
Passionate about: Food, family
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