- September 27th, 2011
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What a fantastic way to fight hunger in Idaho.
Who: LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends, more than 400 diners and 18 chefs
What: The 13th annual A Chefs’ Affaire – The Idaho Foodbank’s black-tie gala fundraiser
When: Thursday, September 29, concert at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Boise Centre
Why: For 236,000 Idahoans (1 in 6), hunger is a reality
Media Availability: Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk is available for advance interviews (live or by phone) and will be at the gala itself.
A Chefs’ Affaire, presented by Sysco, has been a special evening for 12 years. Its thirteenth year, on Thursday, Sept. 29, again at Boise Centre, will be no exception. The dinner will be an epicurean delight. The wines will be fabulous. The silent auction will be full of unusual items and special travel packages. The evening’s highlight will be the auction of the 18 chefs from Boise to Ketchum who prepared the dinner.
And new this year to Idaho’s premier fine-dining experience is a special pre-dinner VIP concert by Seattle’s LeROY BELL & His Only Friends.
When the evening’s 18 chefs go up for auction, the winning bidders receive “their” chef’s donated time and talent as he or she prepares a meal for up to 14 people. Last year, Chef John Berryhill and musician Curtis Stigers got together at the event and offered themselves as a dinner-and-music package. Who knows what surprises are in store this year?
In the end, of course, A Chefs’ Affaire is a fundraiser. Last year, the 420 diners and generous sponsors brought the gross to $140,000, a 40% increase from the previous year.
To see the evening’s menu and more information about LeRoy Bell, http://idahofoodbank.org/news/events/a-chefs-affaire
For more information about the gala, please contact Shauna Stonehocker at 208-577-2698 or email@example.com. Tickets are available at http://www.idahofoodbank.org/?page=a-chefs-affaire