On Monday, he started his triple pop-up with a taqueria-style pop-up at Leadership Square. People spent $10 for three tacos and a bottle of water, with 100 percent of donations taken by UMB Bank and The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma going toward tornado recovery in Moore, the Shawnee area and El Reno.
Later Monday night, he hosted two events at the Will Rogers Theatre complex. In The Tasting Room, 40 guests paid $500 each for an intimate dinner party that included a cooking demonstration, a signed copy of Bayless' book “Frontera Margarita, Guacamoles and Snacks” and a five-course dinner. Another 240 guests paid $60 for a family-style dinner by Bayless served family style in the Will Rogers Theatre auditorium.
OK Chefs Relief has now raised about a $125,000 in three days of service, including five pop-up concepts.
Bayless' mother, Levita Anderson, and his sister, LuAnn Tucker, still live in Oklahoma City. His brother, Skip Bayless, is a host on ESPN's “First Take.”