Edible Austin Presents the 3rd Annual Chef Auction
A benefit for Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots
AUSTIN, TX – November 11, 2013 – On Thursday, November 21, Edible Austin will auction off nine amazing chefs in its 3rd annual Chef Auction, raising money for Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots, hosted at the historic Allan House (1104 San Antonio St). Attendees will bid on custom packages consisting of unique dining experiences with each chef. Last year’s event raised over $30,000 for the Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots.
The evening begins with a pre-auction cocktail hour at 6:00 pm with tastings from local chefs and artisans provided by Spoon & Co, confituras, Celtic Seafare, Pâté Letelier, Dos Lunas Artisan Cheeses and Princess & Mooses’s Sister Bakery. Handcrafted beverages will be provided by Paula’s Texas Spirits, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Treaty Oak Bar, featuring tantalizing spirit punches served up by guest bartender Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Guests can mix and mingle with friends and colleagues while conspiring on whom they’ll bid as they enjoy live jazz from the Paul Klemperer Trio. Rumors of appearances by numerous chefs on the auction block are spreading and are most likely true.
At 7:45 pm, celebrity auctioneer Walt Roberts will take the stage to work his magic with getting those paddles up to bid on one-of-a-kind dinner packages curated by nine of Austin’s finest chefs: Paul Qui of qui, Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, David Bull of Congress, Josh Watkins of The Carillon, Tink Pinkard of Roast, Brian Malarkey of Searsucker, Monica Pope of Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, Mat Clouser & Callie Speer of Swift’s Attic and Tatsu Aikawa & Tako Matsumoto of Ramen Tatsu-Ya. You may read about package details and watch videos of the chefs here.
Tickets are available for purchase here. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $45 and once sold out, general admission tickets will be $55.
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About the Chef Auction beneficiary nonprofits and event presenter, Edible Austin:
Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increase access to healthy food in Austin. They participate in the Sustainable Food Center farmers’ markets, offer subscriptions to a CSA, and donate 40% of their harvest to local soup kitchens and food pantries.
Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food—envisioning a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy local food. In addition to producing four farmers’ markets in Austin, SFC’s services include training in community and school gardening, farm-to-work, farm-to-cafeteria and farm-to-school through Sprouting Healthy Kids, and cooking and nutrition education classes.
Edible Austin is a bimonthly publication celebrating local food and food culture in Central Texas, season by season. Edible Austin is a member of Edible Communities, winner of the James Beard Foundation 2011 Publication of the Year Award.
Edible Austin Chef Auction details: http://www.edibleaustin.com/auction