The eighth annual Philanthropic Foodies culinary showcase, taking place on Sunday, July 28 at Marriott Syracuse Downtown from 4 to 8 p.m., will benefit Friends of Dorothy House and Joseph’s House.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The eighth annual Philanthropic Foodies culinary showcase, taking place on Sunday, July 28 at Marriott Syracuse Downtown from 4 to 8 p.m., will benefit Friends of Dorothy House and Joseph’s House. Philanthropic Foodies will consist of 18 tasting stations with food prepared on-site by Syracuse area chefs. This year’s chefs include:
Chef Alex Fiacchi, A Mano Kitchen & Bar
Chef Lauren Markowitz, A Mano Kitchen & Bar
Chef Mark Bullis, Bull & Bear Roadhouse
Chef DeAnna Germano, The Chef & The Cook and Chef4Rent
Chef Mark Germano, The Chef & The Cook and Chef4Rent
Chef Jason Jessmore, The Chef & The Cook and Chef4Rent
Chef Cody Dedischew, Defi Cuisine Corp.
Chef Nick Salvetti, Defi Cuisine Corp.
Chef Shawn Schaefer, Eleven Waters
Chef Matt Riddett, Empire Brewing Company
Chef Eva Zaczynski, Eva’s European Sweets
Chef Sarah Hassler, Hassler Hospitality Group
Chef Kyle Mastropietro, Kasai Ramen
Chef Luke Szabo, Scratch Farmhouse Catering
Pit Master Dick Benedetto, Smoke Incorporated BBQ
Chocolatier Michael E. Speach Jr., The Speach Family Candy Shoppe
Chef Sam Mondello, Vince’s Gourmet Imports
Chef Danny Vault, The York
5-Chef Culinary Team, SKY Armory
Tasting stations are paired with beverages provided by local businesses, including: 1911 Spirits, Anything But Beer, Buttonwood Grove Winery, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Empire Brewing Company, IBU Syracuse, Last Shot Distillery, Lock 1 Distilling Co., Middle Ages Brewing Company, Peaks Coffee Co., Treleaven Wines, Wagner Vineyards, Wagner Valley Brewing Co., and The York.
Philanthropic Foodies also features a live and silent auction, and live entertainment provided by award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ashley Cox.
The organizations benefitting from Philanthropic Foodies serve a wide range of needs in the local community, including:
Friends of Dorothy House – offers home-based care to people with AIDS and terminal illness through recuperative or hospice care, supportive housing and emergency assistance.
Joseph’s House – provides a safe home and family environment for moms and babies who find themselves homeless due to a wide variety of circumstances.
Over the past seven years, Philanthropic Foodies has raised more than $320,000 for a variety of local nonprofits.
For more information and to purchase tickets for Philanthropic Foodies, visit www.philanthropicfoodies.org. A minimum donation of $100 per person is requested. The Philanthropic Foodies VIP experience is also available, which includes reserved seating, a dedicated server to assist with station samples, and a beverage package.
This year’s event is sponsored by CXtec, TERACAI, National Grid, Renzi Foodservice, Wegmans, Carrier and the Lockheed Martin Employees' Federated Fund.
About Philanthropic Foodies
Founded in 2012, the goal of Philanthropic Foodies is simple – to eat, drink, and give back! Philanthropic Foodies combines a culinary showcase of talented local chefs and products from local purveyors, as well as a silent and live auction, to create a unique fundraising event that benefits multiple nonprofits within the Central New York community. For more information, visit www.philanthropicfoodies.org.
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