We have fantastic people, beautiful museums, stunning lake views and of course, deliciously amazing food.
The Cleveland Chef Gala, hosted by Cleveland's own, Iron Chef Michael Symon, is presented by Autism Speaks, the leading autism science and advocacy organization. The event features Cleveland's finest chefs, all sharing their signature dishes to raise fund and awareness for individuals and families affected by autism. Chef Symon will bring his Food Network and Chew friend, Mario Batali, for an interactive dinner preparation.
The Chef Gala is Saturday, August 9th at the fantastic Cleveland Museum of Art. Great food, beautiful art, what more can you ask for?
One of my favorite parts of the event (after the food of course) is the silent auction and live auction. This year, you can bid on the chance to sit on stage with the Iron Chefs! Very cool.
There are all sorts of sponsorship opportunities available and you can find out everything you want to know about the event as well as purchase tickets here. I strongly encourage you to support Autism Speaks and this event.
Michael Symon and Mario Batali
Tim Bando - Grove Hill
Jonathan Bennett - Moxie, Red
Derek Clayton – Michael Symon Resturants
Britt-Marie Horrocks Culey - Coquette Patisserie
Brian Doyle - Sow Food &; Beachland Ballroom
Brandt Evans - Pura Vida, Blue Canyon
Anna Harouvis - Anna in the Raw
Chris Hodgson - Hodge's, Cibreo, Driftwood Catering, Bin 216
Jeff Jarrett – AMP 150
Douglas Katz - fire, The Katz Club Diner, Provenance
Tim Monsman – Market District
Matt Mytro – flour
Fabio Salerno – Lago & Gusto
Jonathon Sawyer - Greenhouse Tavern, NoodleCat, & Trentina
John Selick – University Hospitals – Ahuja Medical Center
Karen Small – Flying Fig
Dion Tsevdos – Cheese Shop, Urban Herbs & Classic Seafood
Jill Vedaa - Rockefeller's
Rocco Whalen - Fahrenheit, Rosie & Rocco’s Tacos
Eric Williams – Momocho, El Carnicero
Now my friends, is the part that you have been waiting for. The awesome people at Autism Speaks have given me a pair of tasting tickets, a $200 value each, to give away! There are a couple of ways to enter to win, so make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry. I let a computer pick the winner, so if you don't comment, you lose an entry.
1. Leave a comment telling me who your favorite Cleveland chef is.
2. Tweet the following: "I want to go to the @AutismNEO 2014 Chef Gala on 8/9! #ASCleChefGala http://bit.ly/1scoLau @clevelandchick"
3. Follow@AutismNEO on the Twitter.
4. Follow @clevelandchick on the Twitter.
You have until Tuesday, August 5 at 7 pm to enter. Start tweeting!
Disclosure: The awesome peeps at Autism Speaks asked me if I would like to giveaway a pair of tickets to you awesome peeps. Of course I do. They also offered a pair of tickets for my personal use, that sadly, I will not be able to use.