Gifts From The Earth - Fundraising Dinner

South Seattle Community College is staging Gifts From The Earth, one of its most popular events of the year on January 30th. The event features 16 celebrity chefs from the greater Seattle area who prepare hors d’oeuvres and dinner , 36 wineries offering wine tastings, a silent auction and later in the evening a live auction. Here are the details.

16 Celebrity Chefs
Peter Birk – Ray’s Boathouse; Dalis Chea – Herban Feast Catering; David Engler – Seattle Golf Club; John Hart – Seattle Sheraton; Craig Hetherington – TASTE; Robert Houot – South Seattle Community College; Brock Johnson – Dahlia Lounge; Renatto Medranda – Westin Bellevue; Jeremy McLachlan – Salty’s on Alki; Will McNamara and Eric Floyd – Washington Athletic Club; Cody Reaves– SIP Restaurant; Leonard Rede - Northwest Wine Academy; Sean Rogers – Broadmoor Golf Club; Brian Scheehser – Trellis; and Ian Thompson – Pacific Grill.

36 Wineries
Adams Bench, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, ANIMALE, Anton Ville Winery, Arlington Road, Barons V, Bob Betz Winery, Brian Carter Cellars, Chandler Reach Vineyards, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Covington Cellars, Cuillen Hills Winery, Davenport Cellars, DeLILLE Cellars, Epsom, Fall Line Winery, Falling Rain Cellars, Guardian Cellars, Hollywood Hill Vineyards, Isenhower Cellars, Mark Ryan Winery, Northwest Totem Cellars, Northwest Wine Academy, :Nota Bene Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Pleasant Hill Winery, Silver Lake Winery, Smasne Cellars, SodoVino, Stevens Winery, Stomani Cellars, Two Mountain Winery, William Church Winery, Willis Hall, and Woodhouse Family Cellars.

150 Volunteers
100 Unique auction items
300 Guests

It all adds up to one spectacular evening that celebrates the hospitality industry and raises funds for college programs and student scholarships.

The festivities, sponsored by Food Services of America, begin at 5 pm and feature hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction of unique fine wine and dining packages.

Volunteers include South’s Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree program students, who manage guest relations; Culinary Arts students preparing meals alongside celebrity chefs; and students in the Wine Technology program who will pour wine with winemakers.

Title sponsor Food Services of America (FSA) is the nation’s sixth largest foodservice distributor, serving customers in 15 western and mid-western states from nine regional distribution centers. This is the third consecutive year that FSA, a long-time supporter of South’s award-winning culinary and hospitality industry programs, has participated as the Gifts from the Earth title sponsor. Additional sponsors include Boeing, Charlie’s Produce, Red Dot Corporation, Interbay Food Company, Tony’s Coffee, and Union Bank.

A limited number of tickets remain available at $175 per person.

For information, contact South Seattle Community College Foundation at (206) 764-5809, email:, or on the web at

Saturday, January 30, 2010

5:00 pm, Jerry M. Brockey Center

South Seattle Community College

6000-16th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106


South Seattle Community College
6000-16th Ave. SW Jerry M. Brockey Center
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 764-5809