If you are in the Bay Area, here is a do-not-miss event! As a foodie, I love this. And it's for a cause I care about (I am on the board of directors for the organization).
“Star Chefs and the Wines and Spirits They Love” is a benefit event for food and wine lovers. 16 top Bay Area Chefs* serve their creations and paired wines and spirits at stations around the room. Over 400 guests mingle and visit whatever stations they like. We’re talking world-class cuisine. It’s huge fun and the food is fabulous.
Then we adjourn to another room for a live auction and dessert.
The event benefits Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, which matches foster children with volunteer court-appointed advocates who provide critical educational and emotional support, ensure the child's needs are met, and their voice is heard while navigating the court dependency system. Kids with advocates have a much, much better outcome. For instance, 91% of our foster children complete high school, compared to 50% of foster children nationwide! I am on the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley board.
* Here’s a list of the chefs:
Executive Chef Ross Hanson, Oak & Rye Restaurant
Executive Chef Philipe Breneman, Lexington House
Executive Chef John Burke, Liquid Bread Gastropub
Executive Chef Jeff Fitzgerald, Dio Deka
Executive Chef Jarad Gallagher, Chez TJ
Chef de Cuisine Anthony Jimenez, The Table
Executive Chef Brad Kraten, Park Place
Executive Chef Lan Le, White Shallot
Executive Chef Randy Musterer “Sushi Randy”, Sushi Confidential
Executive Chef Justin Perez, Justin’s Restaurant
Head Baker Avery Ruzicka, The Manresa Bread Project
Executive Chef Josiah Slone, Sent Sovi
Executive Chef Nanci Wokas, Hewlett Packard
Executive Chef Chris Yamashita, Brown Chicken Brown Cow
Bee Whisperer Tim Dauber, Bee Friendly