Local chefs are coming together to support one of their own this weekend.

Bella-Katherine Curtis lost her 22-year-old business, My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe, to a fire on November 29. The fire happened one day after the business completed one of its busiest times of year -- baking more than 2,000 pies for Thanksgiving.

When they heard the news, Chef Randy Evans of Haven and Pastry Chef Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar immediately started organizing. Soon other chefs and industry folks came on board. The result will be a fundraiser  at Haven this Saturday Dec. 7 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Barbecue from Chef Ronnie Killen, other bites, baked goods, music and more will welcome guests who will be asked to donate $50 per person.

 "It was heartbreaking to hear of Bella's shop burning down," says Masson, who, along with Evans, led a Southern Comfort Houston Culinary Tour to My Dee Dee's just last month. "She has been baking pies for over 22 years - they are a Houston institution. Bella lights up when she feeds you all the pie you could ever eat. I wanted to do something to help her get back to what makes her so happy."

Other chefs involved in the event include Kevin Naderi of Roost, Chris Shepherd of Underbelly as well as pastry chefs Samantha Mendoza of Triniti, Johnny Wesley of Mr. Peeples and former Houstonian Plinio Sandalio.  Sysco is lending support as well and Scott Tycer of Kraftsman Baking has donated a month of kitchen space for My Dee Dee's to be able to continue producing their pies through the holidays.

Finally, there is also an account at Wells Fargo in My Dee Dee's name where donors can contribute to the cause.