Chef’s for Kids Gala SuccessFood, Fundraisers, UNLV | Sandra | May 20, 2007 at 15:01
Last night at the Rio Brasilia Ballroom epitomized the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas of your fantasy. Thousands and thousands of roses nested in Liberace-style candelabras graced the circular tables draped in crushed red velvet. “Everything’s coming up roses” was the theme and certainly there was a bumper crop – but more of green ($) than red. Raffles and silent and live auctions offered gourmet dinners and spa weekends – some prizes tintillating elegant dinners for multiple guests served by top chefs in your own home. Larry Hart’s Botannica did the decor and floral displays with marvelous theatrical aplomb, succeeding in balancing extravagence with good taste. Grammy winner Hart also sang. Is there no end to talent in some people?
Chefs for Kids is a non profit supported by the Fraternity of Executive Chefs of Las Vegas with the lofty goal of eliminating malnutrition and hunger through education and awareness. Working with nutritionists from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Program teaches young grade schoolers about healthy food combinations and making the right choices for their bodies. Last night’s gala event certainly added fuel to the Program with just one live auction gourmet dinner going for $18,000. Now there’s somebody willing to put his money where his mouth is!
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