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ChefsGiving Gala: Cooking and Pouring for a Cause

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Ferry Building Marketplace

One Ferry Building

San Francisco, CA 94111

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Join us for this superb display of wine, cocktails, and food, plus a live and silent auction, and the Williams Sonoma 2017 ChefsGiving Humanitarian Award, given to chefs who have gone above and beyond in response to the fires.

Chaired by Debbie Zachareas of the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund and Restaurants Care. The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund directly supports low-income communities affected by the devastating fires in the North Bay. Restaurants Care, an emergency assistance fund for restaurant workers formed by the California Restaurant Association Foundation, has dedicated specific funds to support restaurant workers who are affected by the fires.

Two ticketing options are available:

$125 General Admission for entry, from 4 to 7 p.m.

$195 VIP Tickets: Arrive at 3 p.m. and enjoy exclusive tastings of Dom Perignon and Vintage Moet Hennessy, paired with caviar from The Caviar Company, and Opus One paired with artisanal cheeses. Mingle with ChefsGiving Week restaurant chefs (see for more details on the weeklong restaurant fundraising event).

Ticket sales are 100% tax deductible. Can't attend but want to support? Please donate via the "Donation" ticket option below.

Dress code is cocktail chic, and please be aware that the floors in the Ferry Building are hard, choose footwear accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are available on Eventbrite until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. General admission tickets will be available at the door the day of the event, Sunday, Nov. 19. General Admission begins at 4 p.m.

The Gala features:

  • 200 wines from around the world

  • 10 great bars from top San Francisco bartenders

  • Small bites from more than a dozen eateries in the Ferry Building

  • A full room of cheeses (the Cheese Cave) with 10 artisanal cheeses paired with wines

Hosted by Liam Mayclem (KCBS Radio’s “Foodie Chap”) and Leslie Sbrocco (KQED’s “Check, Please! Bay Area”), the Gala also features incredible live auction lots, including:

  • Instant 100 Bottle Wine Cellar: The World’s best wineries offer up the crème de la crème of wine from deep within their catalogues. The library of wines includes magnums and limited release bottles.

  • Dinner for a Year: 52 gift certificates to the Bay Area’s best restaurants

  • Chef Hubert Keller’s Las Vegas: lunch at Burger Bar, dinner at Fleur, airfare from San Francisco to Las Vegas and a two-night stay at Mandalay Bay

  • Dinner for 12 created by Star Chefs at Devil’s Gulch Ranch in Marin county with Chefs Traci Des Jardins, Stuart Brioza and ChefsGiving Chef Chair Dominque Crenn.

Gala Food & Wine Participants include:

American Wineries


Anthill Farms Winery

August West Wine

Balo Vineyards

Benovia Winery

Black Kite Cellars

Brandborg Wines

Brick House Vineyard

Brown Estate

Cakebread Cellars

Chandon California

Chappellet Vineyards

Chateau Montelena

Cristom Vineyards

Duckhorn Wine Company

Ernest Vineyards

Foursight Wines

Francis Ford Coppola Wineries, Geyserville

Freeman Winery

Ghost Block Winery

Gloria Ferrer

Gowan's Heirloom Cider

Goldeneye Winery

Handley Cellars

Hirsch Vineyards

Husch Vineyards

Kosta Browne

Kunde Winery

Kutch Wines

Laurel Glen Vineyard

Lichen Estate



Lula Cellars

Luli Wines

Navarro Vineyards

Newton Vineyard

Morgan Winery

Oakville Winery

Opus One

Paradigm Winery

Peay Vineyards

Pennyroyal Farm

Phillips Hill Winery

Philo Ridge Vineyards

Pisoni Vineyards

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Roar Wines

Robert Biale Vineyards

Robert Mondavi Winery

Roma's Vineyard

Rudi Wiest Selections

Ryme Cellars

Shafer Vineyards

Silver Oak Cellars

Simi Winery

Smith Story Wine Cellars

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

The Calling Wine

Twomey Cellars

Unti Vineyards

Wrath Wines

Witching Stick

Wines of the World

Dalla Terra Winery Direct: Italy

Latin Lovers Table: Spain, Argentina, Chile

Lyra Wine: Italy

Martine's Wines: France

New Zealand Winegrowers

Rudi Wiest Selections: Germany

Sandeman Ports: Portugal

Symington Family Ports, Prats & Symington: Portugal

Terra Firma Wine Company: Italy and France

Vinity Wine Company: Italy

Wines of Bordeaux


Dom Perignon


Moët Hennessy

Veuve Clicquot


Acme Bread

Biscuit Bender


Bob's Steak and Chop House


Cowgirl Creamery


El Porteno

Golden Gate Meats

Hog Island Oyster Company

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

La Cocina

Marin Gourmet Artisan Foods


Mijita Cocina Mexicana

Prather Ranch

Slanted Door

The Caviar Company


Silent Auction Items from

The Book Passage



Boccalone Meats

McEvoy Ranch




Bar Vale

Bourbon & Branch



Hogs & Rocks


Smuggler’s Cove


Uma Casa

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Ferry Building Marketplace

One Ferry Building

San Francisco, CA 94111

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