Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon and Silent Auction
Every Spring, hundreds of hungry folks converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville, anxious to sample scrumptious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities”.
Diners stop for a nibble from each station, where a local “celebrity” is serving up a spoonful of their favorite recipe. Patrons of this event are always delighted to mingle with local media personalities, sports figures, government officials, and local business leaders. The two and a half hour event includes a Silent Auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year for special projects. Always present at the Auction are such items as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.
Tickets are $30. Ticket price includes free parking, the tasting event, the silent auction, and a free cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting.
The Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon and Silent Auction is the annual fundraiser of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Through this annual event, the Women’s Auxiliary supports the many Salvation Army programs that contribute to lasting and positive changes in the lives of those in need on Florida’s First Coast. A favorite of the Women’s Auxiliary is the funding of tuition scholarships for homeless children that reside in various downtown shelters, providing their struggling parents with peace of mind as they search for employment or undergo counseling. Other ministries that benefit from this worthy cause include the Child Development Center, Towers Memorial Social Services Center and Adult Rehabilitation Center.
The Auxiliary membership includes over 100 dedicated ladies who quietly work throughout the year to make this incredible event possible. Over the past 25 years, this event has raised more than $1.4 million dollars, making it the largest fundraiser for the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida.
Great Food…Local Celebrities…Decadent Desserts…A Fantastic Silent Auction…and Wonderful Guests are just some of the elements that make the 26th Annual Celebrity Chefs Tasting and Silent Auction and event you won’t want to miss!