Ready Set Cook! Event Preview May 4th at Sur La Table and Sponsored by The Shoppes at Farmington Valley Management Office

Released on: April 18, 2008, 5:24 am

Press Release Author: Gifts of Love - Jennifer Abbott

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary:
Gifts of Love will host Ready, Set, Cook! on Sunday, June 1, 2008 to benefit the
families and individuals they serve. The fundraiser event will be held at the Avon
Old Farms Inn with new Chef Nick Muce, beginning at 11:30AM.

Press Release Body: There will be a preview event for Ready Set Cook at Sur La Table
in The Shoppes of Farmington Valley on Sunday, May 4 from 2 - 4pm. Bring
nonperishable food items to Sur La Table during this event for the Gifts of Love
food pantry and you will receive the option to buy a ticket for Ready Set Cook on
June 1 at a reduced cost of $60. The preview event at The Shoppes will consist of a
chef showcase, event chefs will be doing half hour cooking demonstrations with food
items from the Gifts of Love food pantry, 15% off coupons from Sur La Table for
regular priced merchandise purchased on May 4th (10% on electrics), and if you
purchase tickets for the June 1 Ready Set Cook event, your name will be entered in a
drawing to win a free culinary class from Sur La Table.

Ready, Set, Cook! will feature a culinary cook off consisting of three teams made up
of a Chef, Celebrity and Sponsor. Each team will receive a basket of mystery
ingredients, some of which will be from the shelves of the Gifts of Love food
pantry. Teams will need to prepare two plates in a 45 minute time period. Three
special judges will taste, critique, and ultimately award one team the title of
Gifts of Love Top Chef! The guests attending the event will also have the
opportunity to cast their vote. The event will also include an amazing champagne
brunch (Chef Nick Muce), wine tasting provided by Rosedale Vineyards, entertainment
provided by the KennMorr band and a spectacular raffle. The emcee for this event
will be Clear Channels Country 92.5 Cory Myers and her partner in crime, Jim Bosh
will be cooking in the culinary cook off. The restaurants involved in the
competition are the Dressing Room (Chef Ethan Kostbar), Max's Oyster Bar (Chef Scott
Miller) and The Farmington Club (Chef Kevin Cottle). Tickets for this event are
$75. Tickets are on sale now by calling 673.8433 or 676.2323, Reserve yours today!

About Gifts of Love
Gifts of Love is a charitable organization that helps meet the basic needs of
individuals and families experiencing temporary financial crisis, so they can
achieve and maintain self sufficiency. It serves thousands of people in over 30
Connecticut towns, supplying its clients with food, clothing, furniture and
household items. Some Gifts of Love clients are transitioning out of shelters,
recovering from a fire, or simply unable to meet expenses due to illness or other
personal crisis.

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Contact Details: Gifts of Love
Old Avon Village
35 East Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
860-676-2323 phone
860-676-9864 fax

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