Solid Ground hosted our 15th annual Chefs Night Out fundraiser on Sunday, November 10th. This year was our most successful event to date! Supporters of Solid Ground and our Cooking Matters program came together to raise $101,000! Thank you to all of our guests and guest chefs for standing with us in our work to end hunger. Stay tuned for information about Chefs Night Out 2014 in the coming months.
CHEFS NIGHT OUT supports Solid Ground's Cooking Matters (a nutrition education program offered in partnership with Share Our Strength). The event includes a four-course meal* paired with fine wines and a silent auction. The sell-out crowd of 200 local food and wine enthusiasts are personally hosted by one of the evening’s featured chefs. Each chef brings the flavor of his or her restaurant to the guests by preparing dinner tableside and showcasing their originality with uniquely designed tables.
COOKING MATTERS utilizes volunteer chefs and nutritionists to teach cooking, nutrition and budgeting classes to families living on low incomes in our community. This year Solid Ground celebrates Cooking Matters' 20th anniversary; since 1999, the program has served more than 6,300 people across the greater Seattle area and Washington State!
*Please note that an exciting element of this event is each chef's creativity in building their menus, including a variety of ingredients. If you have specific dietary concerns, please contact us at the information below before purchasing your ticket.
- Chef Steven Ariel, Trace at the W Hotel
- Chef Roy Breiman, Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge
- Chef Kaspar Donier, Kaspar’s Special Events & Catering
- Chef Wayne Johnson, Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering
- Chef Frank Magaña, Alexandria Nicole Cellars
- Chef Harry Mills, Purple Café & Wine Bar
- Chef Lisa Nakamura, Chef/Writer
- Chef Charles Ramseyer, Culinary Director, Tai Foong USA
- Chef William von Schneidau, BB Ranch
- Chef Rachel Yang, Joule and Revel
And thank you to the following generous businesses for their contributions to the participating chefs:
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors!
COMMUNITY BUILDER SPONSORS:
- Sponsorship opportunities:
A wide range of benefits and recognition are available for both corporate and individual sponsors. Thank your employees and/or entertain clients while also supporting a great local cause!
For more info on sponsorships: Contact Megan Locatelli, Events & Sponsorships Officer, at 206.694.6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a food and wine experience that extends beyond the evening with the opportunity to take home items, including NW getaways to wine country, holiday gift packages, and exclusive experiences created just for this event.
Thank you to the businesses contributing to the auction:
Agua Verde Café & Paddle Club
Address: Cooking Matters
1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6708