Live Auction Preview

" . . . Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families . . . was the first creative non-profit to have a silent auction composed of items they needed for their facility - like computers and construction expansion - which were bid on by enthusiastic attendees.  It was a game changer and now many other fundraisers follow their lead . . ."
                                         Jackie Holfelder, Luminaries, January 9, 2017
A moving, motivational and extremely popular feature of the Great Chef Adventure live auction gives guests the opportunity to bid on various items that are needed to keep Samaritan Center's campus going. Attendees tell us that this is a real opportunity to see their donations in action, and it has become a highlight of the live auction portion of the event.  Our "Wish Board" is also available, with affordable suggestions like library books, soccer balls and dining cards that can be contributed for the enhancement of our educational and recreational student programs.

A Taste of What's in Store

This year's live auction, which will be presided over by premier auctioneer Elliot Paul, features several culinary-based experiences that are sure to be savored by their winning bidders:
  • The Chef is in the House - Your House:  Imagine hosting a gourmet dinner for eight in your home, where the chef is none other than Michel Personnaz, Master Chef of France and Executive Chef at the Jupiter Island Club.  Chef Michel will create a dining experience for you and your guests that is guaranteed to be extraordinaire!
  • New Orleans Cooking School Experience for Two:  Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking in a way you'll never forget!  This experience includes a two-hour cooking demonstration with a full meal, recipes and beverages. The school's entertaining classes are held in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter.  A three-night stay at the Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans and round-trip coach airfare for two are also included in this package.    
  • Napa Valley Wine Train Winery Tour:  Begin your experience at the Wine Train Station, where you'll enjoy a tasting while learning about Napa Valley varietals.  Then it's time to board the train, where you'll savor a freshly prepared luncheon, followed by dessert served in a restored 1915 Pullman lounge car.  You'll then transfer to a luxury motor coach and enjoy a wine tour and tasting at Raymond Vineyards and ZD Wines (Monday - Thursday) or Domaine Chandon (Friday - Sunday).  The package also includes a three-night stay at the Andaz Napa and round-trip coach airfare for two.


Thank you for Making the Great Chef Adventure So Successful!

Our Great Chef Adventure held at Willoughby Golf Club on Monday, February 6 was a wonderful success. The "Recipe for Success" was outstanding food, superior service and a generous group of people with a passion for rewriting the futures of boys and families. Thank you all!

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