Silent Auction Featured – Chef’s Tables!
An opportunity for your own private Chef’s table experience for up to 10 guests which will include 4 courses with wine pairings from some of Atlanta’s most treasured Chefs.
Chef Matthew Basford – Chef’s Table for Ten at Canoe
Tucked away along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee river in Vinings lies one of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants. With this Chef’s Table, Canoe offers a rich, flavorful experience for all your senses; one that has garnered numerous accolades, like being inducted into Nation’s Restaurant News 2005 Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
Chef Christopher Blobaum of Legacy Ventures – Chef’s Table for Ten in your private home
Chef Christopher Blobaum has helped create the menus at some of Atlanta’s best restaurants including; Dos Bocas, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, Ventanas, The Cloakroom Kitchen & Bar, and many more throughout Atlanta. Chef Blobaum believes in “setting the stage for a great guest experience”, and this Chef’s Table in your own home will be no different.
Chef Ford Fry of The Optimist – Chef’s Table for Ten in your private home
Chef Ford Fry, of The Optimist, will bring a seaside fish camp experience to landlocked Atlantans in this Chef’s Table. From fresh oysters from the Alabama coast and Maine sea scallops to whole roasted Georgia trout, guests enjoy high-quality, sustainable seafood from the country’s best suppliers.
Chef CJ Johnston – Chef’s Table for Ten at Montaluce Winery + Restaurant
Montaluce is proud of their farm focused, 100% scratch made, locally-sourced offerings & local farms providers. This Chef’s Table will provide farm-focused menus & carefully hand-crafted wines. Join them, for a dining experience you won’t forget.
Chef Gary Donlick – Chef’s Table for Eight at Bistro Niko
Bistro Niko is a nod to Paris with its classic French fare. Voted one of the top 25 restaurants in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, you do not want to miss this Chef’s Table. The menus offer French cuisine classics with an innovative twist. Bistro Niko offers a prime dining experience. Come feast your senses on Executive Chef Gary Donlick’s exquisite French inspired dinner and wines. You and seven (7) guests are invited to a Four course tasting and wine pairing selected by Chef Gary and our sommelier.
Chef Linton Hopkins – Chef’s Table for Ten at Holeman & Finch
Located in the heart of midtown in Colony Square, Holeman & Finch Public House is a convivial place to gather and enjoy a respite from the day. Chef Hopkins developed the menu based on his passion for local food paired with his whole-animal and whole-vegetable philosophy. Minimum of Four courses paired with wines. Chef Linton holds a James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast.
Chef Pano Karatassos – Chef’s Table for Eight at Kyma
Kyma is a contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that is true to its Mediterranean origins. This Chef’s Table offers pristine seafood that is delivered and prepared on the day of with the Mykonos Tasting of four-courses with wine pairings. Also includes signed copies of Modern Greek Cooking for each couple in attendance.
Chef Gerry Klaskala – Chef’s Table for Eight at Aria
Named one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine, Aria doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to dining. Memorable meals can happen any day of the week thanks to real ingredients and simple preparations, and your Chef’s Table experience will be memorable with Executive Chef Gerry Klaskala’s six-course dinner with wine pairings.
Chef Jon Metz – Chef’s Table for Ten at Woodall
Serving contemporary takes on classic fare, fresh from Chef John Metz’s kitchen and bar at The Woodall, this Chef’s Table will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while you experience a sophisticated southern luxury that is made for everyone.
Chef Freddy Money – Chef’s Table for Ten at Atlas
Under the renowned culinary leadership of Executive Chef Freddy Money, Atlas brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. In this Chef’s Table, you and your guests will experience a menu inspired by partnerships with local farms using the freshest and most seasonal produce.
Chef Cheikh Ndiaye of Teranga Catering Without Borders – Chef’s Table for Eight in your private home
At the helm of Teranga is Chef Cheikh Ndiaye, a native of Senegal, the land of Teranga. He grew up on the very notion of taking care of others. Teranga has been entrusted by many companies and individuals to deliver great food and service experiences. This Chef’s table is for eight (8) at the auction winner’s home and will include: a custom menu provided after a phone consultation with auction winner and a 4-course dinner with wine pairings. Wine sommelier optional (Not included).
Chef Andrew Peterson – Chef’s Table for Eight at Iberian Pig
With over a decade of experience working with James Beard recognized chefs, Michelin starred restaurants & high-profile establishments across the U.S., Andrew Peterson brings a diverse culinary background to The Iberian Pig Decatur, where he serves as executive chef. With a menu of delicious, shareable Spanish-inspired tapas, this is a Chef’s Table not to be missed.
Chef Kevin Rathbun – Chef’s Table for Eight at Kevin Rathbun Steak
Kevin Rathbun is a big presence on Atlanta’s culinary scene. His physical stature may be what people notice initially, but it’s his robust flavors, genuine hospitality, and big heart that make a lasting impression. Kevin was named the Georgia Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year, along with many other honors locally and nationally. Enjoy this curated 5-course meal with wine pairings by Kevin Rathbun.
Unsukay Restaurant Group – Chef’s Table for Four at Local Three
Local Three is a joint venture by Chef Chris Hall, Chef Todd Mussman, and Ryan Turner – veteran restaurant entrepreneurs and humanitarians. This intimate Chef’s Table will be with Chef Chris Hall and is for four (4) guests – and is guaranteed to highlight the ability to make food that is familiar, yet exciting and fun, and most importantly – DELICIOUS.
Black Bear Bar – Chef’s Table for Ten at Ladybird
Dinner for ten (10) guests at the Black Bear Bar at Ladybird. Includes: Seven (7) course culinary extravaganza designed with the winning bidder and their BFF’s palate and likes! Electric Hospitality’s Chef ensemble will curate exciting culinary delights drawn from some of Atlanta’s most recognized venues – Ladybird, Muchacho, and Electric Events. Dinner will take place in the newly launched Black Bear Bar that resides within the Ladybird footprint. This package also affords the winner a custom beverage pairing for every course authored by some of the most talented individuals in the Atlanta beverage arena.
Sunday – Thursday redemption for all Chef’s Table items which expire March 31, 2024. Reservations are based on availability and require a four-week lead time when booking. Gratuity and taxes are not included in winning auction price. Cash bar for all alcoholic beverages consumed that are not part of the dinner pairings.
More Chefs may be Announced Soon!
Live Auction Items
Vermejo – a Ted Turner Reserve – in Casa Grande, New Mexico
Donated by: Ted Turner Reserves
This package entitles four (4) people to a six (6) night stay at Ted Turner’s magnificent Vermejo property. Guests will experience unparalleled accommodations in this part of the world and enjoy adventure activities.
With snowcapped alpine tundra, 19 fishable lakes, and over 550,000 stunning acres of picturesque lands, Vermejo is the jewel of northern New Mexico. Its diverse landscape is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elk, bison, black bears, and mountain lions. Whether riding horseback through open fields, exploring turn-of-the-century charcoal kilns, or fly fishing for Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Vermejo has something for everyone.
The package includes:
- Accommodations for 4 people in two rooms (double occupancy) for 6 nights
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages for 4 guests
- 2 full-day Guided Excursions (4 guests, includes ranch transportation and private guide)
- All non-guided activities (e.g., hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, skeet shooting, 5-stand, sporting clays, and 3-D archery)
- Guests can schedule additional guided tours and spa services at an extra cost
- Must be scheduled after March 2023 and expires April 15, 2024
- Package value: $25,000
- NOTE: Subject to availability and must be finalized at least two months ahead of travel; Subject to Blackout dates. Airfare or transportation IS NOT INCLUDED. Purchaser is responsible for securing fishing licenses.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Best of Belize
Donated by: The Coppola Family
Don’t miss out on this A-list 7 Day Luxury Rainforest and Reef Adventure for two (2) with all the bells and whistles! Begin your eco-holiday with a
3-night stay at Blancaneaux Lodge, the original private home of Francis Ford Coppola in Belize – bordering Chiquibul National Park – a global biodiversity hotspot teaming with unique plant and wildlife species, including jaguars and Scarlet Macaws. It is here that you can also explore Caracol, among the largest ancient Mayan cities, which rises above the jungle floor. From your riverside cabana, set out on a guided horse ride to a hidden waterfall and return in time for a sunset massage.
Next, a scenic drive along Belize’s famed Hummingbird Highway takes you to Turtle Inn, a Family Coppola Hideaway on the beach in the small fishing village of Placencia. The coast of Belize comprises an outstanding natural ecosystem representing the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. For the next 4 days, enjoy snorkeling amid a rainbow of corals and marine life, let stress melt away with a massage for two at the Turtle Inn Spa, set out on a sunset wine cruise followed by a fresh seafood dinner under the stars at the resort’s Gauguin Grill before retiring to your seafront cottage. All this and more!
Expires January 17, 2024
French Riviera Adventure
Donated by: Robert Moenks
Enjoy a 6-night stay in the Cote D’azur, the Gold Coast, the French Riviera! Situated near Grasse (perfume capital of the world) and recently declared a World heritage site.
This gorgeous villa will accommodate up to twelve (12) guests: 6 renovate double-occupancy bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Out of a fairy tale, the magical hamlet like property sits atop a south facing terraced hillside of olive trees and a landscaped garden. The main building is a 19th-century masterpiece consisting of a living room with a fireplace, and an eat-in kitchen. Next to it is a two story farm cottage that has been fully renovated to its original stone. In addition, there is a guest cottage and a breathtaking pool house with a professional kitchen, lounge, and shower. Steps from the back door, in a gorgeous natural setting, is a basin-style pool surrounded by olive trees and overlooking the town of Cabris. This will be your best holiday ever!
No matter where you are on the property, it is designed to bring you serenity and calm. Due to the southern exposure, the rooms are awash in sunlight all day. The garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Jean Mus, is a true spectacle for all the senses.
Expires October 2024. Black out dates are July/August.
Islas Secas – Private Panama Archipelago
Donated By: Islas Secas Reserve & Islas Secas Foundation
Voted the #1 Resort in Central America by Condé Nast Traveler, Islas Secas is the ultimate hidden treasure located on a remote island off Panama’s Pacific Coast.
Its 14 breathtaking islands – 13 of which remain untouched – have a total of four individually designed Casitas and three Tented Casitas, hosting a maximum of just 24 guests at a time.
The privately-owned archipelago in the Gulf of Chiriquí pairs luxury with sustainability, in addition to unmatched, bespoke gastronomy offerings and activities for adventurers of all kinds in its wild, spectacular setting.
- Four-day, Three-night stay at a Two-Bedroom Casita (sleeps four)
- Private RT flight from Panama City to Islas Secas (Guests flying into Panama City are met upon arrival
and escorted through immigration and customs to board our Twin Otter aircraft for a short-hour flight
direct to the resort.)
- Daily made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beach picnics and barbecues
- Scuba diving and snorkeling trips within the Islas Secas archipelago (1 trip per day)
- Non-motorized water sports activities including stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking
- One half day ﬁshing trip within the Islas Secas archipelago per stay
- One 60-minute spa treatment per guest (18 years & above) per stay, plus daily yoga classes
Travel Dates between June 1 – September 25, 2023. Subject to availability. Other Airfare not included.
Robert Comstock’s Sustainable Fashion
Donated By: Robert Comstock
His creations are inspired by global expeditions and conservation; each garment is designed to share the experiences that inspire him. Underneath the Robert Comstock umbrella, Comstock & Co represents comfort, warmth and mid-tier luxury. Our auction will be offering both a men’s and a woman’s luxury jacket produced with the Robert Comstock ethos of only working with by-products of the culinary economy, and in this instance with Spanish Merino and Tuscan sheep.
A Journey to Galapagos Islands
Donated by: Lindblad Expeditions
An 8-day / 7-night expedition exploring the Galapagos aboard the newest ship in Lindblad’s fleet, the National Geographic Islander II. This trip includes a cabin for two-persons and must be taken during the October 7, 2023 excursion week.
Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel to the remarkable Galápagos Islands more than 50 years ago; and this best in class, new ship offers more space and amenities than ever before.
Explore Darwin’s islands in one action-filled week. Witness the iconic wildlife that sparked the theory of evolution, snorkel pristine waters teeming with sea lions and sea turtles, and hike black-sand beaches and lush highlands.
Exclusions: Donation does not include air transportation, baggage/accident/cancellation insurance, extensions, optional Scuba excursions, passport, visa, immigration fees, meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of personal nature, certain premium brands of alcohol, and laundry. Gratuities to ship’s crew at traveler’s discretion.
Keep Checking this site – other trips and unique opportunities will be announced weekly leading up to Gala!