Monday, August 5, 2013

Chef Gala for Autism Speaks

Well, readers, today is a double dose of blog posts. I was approached today to help promote this weekend's Chef Gala to benefit the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Did you know? An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis. It is a cause that is near and dear to many, including celebrity chef and hometown boy Michael Symon.

Symon is hosting the Chef Gala on Saturday, August 10th at the Cuyahoga Community College- Hospitality Management Center in Downtown Cleveland. The event begins at 7:00PM (tickets are still available for $150 each), and it includes tastings from quite the impressive lineup of chefs:

- Celebrity Chef Michael Symon, Iron Chef America, Co-host of The Chew
- Chef Rocco Whalen, Fahrenheit, Rosie and Rocco’s Restaurant
- Chef Eric Williams, Momocho
- Chef Chris Hodgson, Hodges Restaurant
- Chef Brian Doyle, SOW Food and Beachland Ballroom
- Chef Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat
- Chef Matt Mytro, Flour
- Chef Brandt Evans, Pura Vida and Blue Canyon
- Chef Jonathan Bennett, Red
- Chef Britt-Marie Culey, Coquette Patisserie
- Chef John Selick, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

This unique, large-scale culinary extravaganza features more than ten of Cleveland’s finest chefs cooking their signature dishes to help raise funds and awareness for families and individuals impacted by autism, and you have a chance to attend.

They have provided me with two passes to give away to one lucky reader! Since the event is happening this weekend, you only have two days to enter. I'll select a winner using random.org on Thursday, August 8th. Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment below, telling me which chef in the lineup is one that you're dying to try.
2. Tweet "I want to attend the #ChefGala this weekend, thanks to @BiteBuff's giveaway at www.bitebuff.com." (leave a separate comment, you can tweet once a day for more entries)
3. "Like" the Autism Speaks Facebook page, and "Like" the Bite Buff Facebook page (leave a separate comment letting me know that you did)

Good luck!

Disclosure: Autism Speaks provided me with two media passes and two tickets to give away in exchange for this post. All opinions stated are 100% my own.

60 comments:

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I think the only two chefs whose food I haven't had is John Selick and Matt Mytro, although it's been a very long time since I've had Brian Doyle's. All great options - solid line up!

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

tweeted today: https://twitter.com/poiseinparma/status/364534299065729025

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

Liked both FB pages. Thank you!

SRep said...

I would like to try Eric Williams of Momochos!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tough choice! I'd say John Selick because he's the only one I haven't tried yet.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/364540978448699392

Ellen Malloy said...

Such a great lineup, but interested to try some creative options from John Selick. Since in general I try to avoid the hospital ;)

Ellen Malloy said...

Liked the FB pages! thanks!

Ellen Malloy said...

Tweeted from @elnmalloy Thanks so much!

@CooksonM said...

I tweeted. @CooksonM

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I like both FB pages. :)

Laura B. aka @LauraFromOhio said...

Of course I want to see what Chef Symon prepares. He is great

Laura B. aka @LauraFromOhio said...

I tweeted today - Monday

Laura B. aka @LauraFromOhio said...

I liked both on Facebook

AbbeDe said...

I tweeted! @abbede

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

Would like to try Chef Rocco Whalen

AbbeDe said...

Would love to try Chef Symon & Chef Rocco - side by side!

AbbeDe said...

Liked both Facebook pages! Thanks

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

Tweeted @swagmasterman

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

Also liked on both pages as Thom Hofer

JASON said...

John Selick's food looks great.

JASON said...

Like Bite Buff on FB

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

Tweeted again this morning! Sounds like a great event.

Laura B. @LauraFromOhio said...

Tuesday's Tweet complete

charlene said...

I love all things Michael Symon so of course, him.

jessica francis said...

I want to meet Eric Williams- to shake his hand for the amazing goat cheese guac I discovered at el carcinero last weekend in lakewood. It was amazing!

jessica francis said...

Liked both pages on FB. Thanks for the opportunity!

fmayse said...

I'd love to try Chef Matt Mytro from Flour. We've been unable to get out there yet.

fmayse said...

I tweeted! @fmayse

fmayse said...

I like both pages!

Unknown said...

i'd like to try Momocho

el said...

I'd like to try momocho

All Lacquered Up said...

I've never been to Momocho (a crime, I know) so I would like to try Eric Williams' food.

And THANK YOU for getting rid of captcha. MWAH!!

Rachel VanArsdale said...

I really want to check out Chef Matt Mytro of Flour.

All Lacquered Up said...

And I tweeted https://twitter.com/AllLacqueredUp/status/364822603933827072

Rachel VanArsdale said...

I want to check out Chef Matt Mytro of Flour.

All Lacquered Up said...

Facebook liking... DONE!

Rachel VanArsdale said...

Tweeted!

Rachel VanArsdale said...

I liked both Facebook pages!

Courtney Shilling said...

Matt Mytro, because I haven't gotten to try Flour yet!

Courtney Shilling said...

Liked both FB pages! :)

Candis said...

I tweeted! @candisashley

Dave said...

So many great chefs so I'll go with the most underappreciated and driving force behind Autism Speaks, Bryan Doyle. He always brings his "A" game to events like this.

Dave said...

Tweeted

Dave said...

Liked Autism Speaks and already liked your page!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tweet tweet!
https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/364946568165588994

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

@swagmasterman tweeted this morning.

Dave said...

Tweeted again

Aaron said...

Looking to try the food of Executive Chef - Eric Williams, Momocho - @aaronpikecpa

Aaron said...

https://twitter.com/AaronPikeCPA/status/365083395757326336 - tweeted @aaronpikecpa

Aaron said...

like both facebook pages - @aaronpikecpa

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

And I Tweeted again!
https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/365090001907744768

Laura B aka @LauraFromOhio said...

I tweeted today - Wednesday

Jacquie said...

I'd love to try the creations of Chef Rocco Whalen

jacquie said...

I tweeted @hey_cle

jacquie said...

I liked them both on FB!

Jacquie said...

I tweeted today :)

Dave said...

Tweeted again

Laura B aka @LauraFromOhio said...

last minute tweet

Bite Buff said...

The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to comment #57- Jacquie! Contact me to claim your tickets.