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Check out our fabulous live auction packages for the CHEFS SummerTini Gala on June 3, 2016!

Masters of Mixology
Become a master of mixology with this opportunity to learn – and sip -- from the best with nine of your friends. Taking place at Trick Dog, a James Beard Award nominee, skilled mixologists will show you the tricks of the trade. Take an incredible adventure through the world of mixology, concoct creative cocktail creations, or learn the history of your favorite spirits – you decide! This class can be tailored to the lucky bidder’s desire.

Rasa: Southern Indian Banquet at Home
Indulge in Southern India’s rich culinary tradition from the comfort of your own home! Owner Ajay Walia and Chef Vijay Kumar, of Rasa, will come to your home and prepare a sumptuous multi-course meal for eight, complete with wine pairings that will leave your guests in awe. After your meal, spend time with Chef Kumar and Ajay to learn and discuss the inspiration behind this culinary treasure, and discover more about how they seamlessly blend ingredients to make flavors that are spicy and cooling all at once.

Sonoma County Getaway
Escape to Sonoma County to a lavish respite for you and five friends at the stylish Healdsburg Hotel. Enjoy a tour of the Petrichor Vineyards and a gourment wne-maker dinner by James Beard award-winning cookbook author, Marlene Sorosky Gray. Cap off the experience with lunch at Mateo Granada's renowned restaurant, Mateo's Cocina Latina.

Table for Eight
Throw a party for eight with ease right in your own home! Leave all the planning up to Bash Creative, CHEFS SummerTini Gala Event Producer. This dinner for eight includes an three-course menu prepared by Chef Emily Hansen of Gary Danko, Wayfare Tavern, and New York City’s Del Posto, complete with wine pairing provided by Pine Ridge. Complete the dinner with table top décor, provided by Encore Rentals and arranged by Bash Creative.

A Taste of Yosemite
Nature’s most breathtaking backdrop is the perfect setting for an amazing culinary vacation —and the ideal option for a getaway after the winter holidays!

Picnic on Third: Group Cooking Lesson & A Meal to Remember
What do Chez Panisse, Camino, Foreign Cinema, and Quince have in common? They have collectively benefited from the remarkable culinary talents of renowned chefs Natalia Bushyager and Leigh Loper. Learn to create inventive and fresh cuisine with chefs Natalia and Leigh during a private group cooking lesson, complete with dinner and wine for you and eleven lucky guests!

Emerald City Escape
Escape to Seattle for a weekend and enjoy two nights at the luxurious Fairmont Olympic Hotel, located downtown. Venture just outside the city to tour Woodinville wine country where you will visit three award-winning wineries, meet winemakers, sample selections of the finest wines that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, and learn the science of viticulture. Head back to Seattle to complete the day with a delectable meal at one of Seattle’s outstanding restaurants of your choice, courtesy of OpenTable.

Undercover Review Dinner with Renowned Food Critic Michael Bauer
Go undercover with renowned restaurant critic Michael Bauer, Executive Food Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and CHEFS supporter. Learn exactly what goes into critiquing a dining experience and writing an award-winning restaurant review.

Eat, Sleep, & Drink in Luxury: Napa Valley Getaway
Embark on an unforgettable, deluxe Napa Valley getaway for two! Dine at The French Laundry and Bottega while you stay at Andaz Napa.

SFFD Fireboat Ride for 10 & Dinner at Allegro Romano
Ride the Bay on the San Francisco Fire Department’s Fireboat and absorb the spectacular city views with nine of your friends and some of the City’s finest firefighters. Conclude on a celebratory note with a champagne reception and 5-course tasting menu dinner with wine for 10 while enjoying the picturesque background of San Francisco’s Russian Hill at Allegro Romano.

Kona Magic
Roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines takes you to breathtaking Kona, Hawaii for six nights in a beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath private home in a cozy gated community just outside the historic Kailua Village. Fill your days with exciting adventures through national parks, in the water, and at a traditional luau.

Miner Family Winery Dinner
Dine in luxury with nine friends at the beautiful Miner Family Winery, nestled in the hills north of Yountville. Enjoy appetizers, a winery tour, and an expertly paired three-course dinner in the beautiful candle-lit cave dining room and don't worry about travel after the wine pairings! We've got it covered, courtesy of Compass Transportation.

A Year of Dates
Enjoy top Bay Area dining, cocktails and entertainment! Acquerello, A.C.T., Boulevard, Dorian, Flour+Water, Jardiniere, Nico, Restaurant Gary Danko, and SF Opera.

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