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Philanthropic Foodies Culinary Showcase on August 2 to Benefit Three Local Nonprofits

The fourth annual Philanthropic Foodies culinary showcase, taking place on Sunday, August 2 at SKY Armory from 4 to 8 p.m., will benefit Friends of Dorothy House, Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer and The First Tee Syracuse.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The fourth annual Philanthropic Foodies culinary showcase, taking place on Sunday, August 2 at SKY Armory from 4 to 8 p.m., will benefit Friends of Dorothy House, Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer and The First Tee Syracuse.


The organizations benefiting from Philanthropic Foodies serve a wide range of needs in the local community, including:
 

  • Friends of Dorothy House – provides home-based care and other services for people with AIDS in a variety of ways
  • Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer – supports the unintended warriors engaged in the fight, promotes awareness, and advocates on behalf of fellow survivors
  • The First Tee Syracuse – promotes character development and life-enhancing values for young people through the game of golf


“These organizations are doing so much for Central New York, and we are proud to support their efforts and to help raise awareness with Philanthropic Foodies,” said Renee Duffy, co-founder of Philanthropic Foodies. “In addition to the nonprofits, we aim to highlight local businesses and products whenever possible, including our food, beverages, and auction items, to showcase all the great things happening right here in Syracuse.”


Philanthropic Foodies consists of 11 tasting stations with food prepared on-site by Syracuse area chefs. This year’s chefs include: Chef Jason Jessmore, SKY Armory; Chef Eva Zaczynski, Eva’s European Sweets; Pit Master Dick Benedetto, Smoke Incorporated BBQ; Chef Anthony Donofrio, Modern Malt; Chef Chance Bear, Lincklaen House; Chef Matt Riddett, Empire Brewing Company; Chef Luke Szabo, LoFo; Chef Mark Bullis, Bull & Bear Roadhouse; Chef Dan Seeley, Diamond Catering; Chef Esther Houston, 83 & Company; Gannon’s Ice Cream.


Tasting stations are paired with beverages provided by local businesses, including: Eremita Winery, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Life of Reilley Distilling & Wine Company, Middle Ages Brewing Company, Opici Family Wines, Empire Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Modern Malt, and Recess Coffee.


“We are excited to be hosting Philanthropic Foodies at SKY Armory this year, and are looking forward to seeing the community come together for a good cause,” said Jason Jessmore, executive chef at SKY Armory. “There will be incredible food and drinks, and live entertainment, which makes for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.”


Philanthropic Foodies also features a live and silent auction, as well as entertainment provided by jazz duo Ashley and Jimmy Cox, and Tim Herron.


For more information and to purchase tickets for Philanthropic Foodies, visit www.philanthropicfoodies.org. A minimum donation of $100 per person is requested.
 

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 Philanthropic Foodies at www.philanthropicfoodies.org, www.twitter.com/PhilFoodiesSYR, or www.facebook.com/PhilanthropicFoodies.

 

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