Friday, August 1, 2014

Autism Speaks 2014 Chef Gala Giveaway



Cleveland is an amazing city. 

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. 

Participating Chefs:

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. 


54 comments:

  1. Cleveland has an abundance of great chefs. But Chef Symon has to take top honors simply for what he has done to publicize Cleveland and the entire region.

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  2. Brandon Chrostowski @EDWINS for wonderful industrial French food with a conscience.

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  3. My favorite Chef is Chris Hodgson of course

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  4. I tweeted I want to go to the @AutismNEO 2014 Chef Gala on 8/9! #ASCleChefGala http://bit.ly/1scoLau @clevelandchick

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  5. Soooo many great chefs I hate to pick just one! I'm copping out and saying my hubby :)

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  6. I follow you on Twitter of course!

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  7. I already follow Autism Speaks on Twitter.

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  8. https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/495322176803729408

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  9. My favorite chef from anywhere is Michael Symon. What a great guy he is!

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  10. I already follow Cleveland Chick on Twitter

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  11. I already follow Autism Speaks on Twitter.

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  12. https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/495322176803729408

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  13. Cleveland has so many amazing chefs, it's hard to pick just one! I'd love to try them all!

    I follow on Twitter and I tweeted (DearestxDarling)

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  14. I'm trying to post again because I'm not sure if my previous post went up. My favorite CLE chef is Michael Symon and Mr. Bucci! I love art, food & Cleveland as well as supporting a great event. I tried to get tickets previously & I didn't win; I would love to win these!!!

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    1. Also, my twitter is: asugark (I followed both accounts & tweeted).

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  15. Chef Eric Williams @momocho1 is the best Cle Chef bc he always gives back to the community and knows all his employes names!

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  16. I'm a big fan of Michael Symon, B spot is one of my favorite places to eat.

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  17. We have so many great chefs in Cleveland, and so many who love to give back to the community! Michael Symon and Jonathon Sawyer definitely top my list of those awesome chefs!

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  18. I adore Chef Rocco Whalen...he is my favorite!

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  19. Already following @AutismNEO on twitter

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  20. Chef Hodgson is for sure my favorite!

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  21. My fav is Chef Rocco Whalen! There are so many awesome ones though :)

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  22. Chef Britt Marie Culey is awesome!

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  23. I follow @ClevelandChick on twitter

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  24. I'm pretty sure we all know that Michael Symon is my #1 Chef.

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  25. They're. All great, but I have to go with Karen Small. The Fig is always perfect.

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  26. I can't choose a favorite chef! I love to cook and love what all of them have to offer. Getting to spend and evening with all of them would be a dream come true!

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  27. Jonathon Sawyer. The things he's doing at Trentina are amazing!

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  28. I follow @ClevelandChick on Twitter.

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  29. Michael Symon is my favorite Cleveland chef. I love his laugh!

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  30. I already follow @ClevelandChick on twitter

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  31. I tweeted that I want to go to the event.

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  32. Hello! It's Annie again (annie.s.kessler@gmail.com). I tweeted again this morning, to help spread awareness and in the hopes of winning these tickets! This is such a fabulous event, I would love to be a part of!

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  33. My wife and I's favorite chef is Michael Symon, but we love all our local Chefs!

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  34. No more comments...the computer is picking the winner!

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