Cooks & Books 10th Anniversary Gala
The 10th Anniversary Cooks & Books Gala took place on Thursday, February 18th, and was a smashing success! The event was our most successful Gala ever, selling out completely, and attended by people committed to improving literacy in our community. A huge thank you goes out to all who attended and made the great night possible!
Our 10th Anniversary Cooks & Books Gala is hosted by TidePointe, a Vi Community! It is an elegant evening – complete with a sumptuous dinner buffet, decadent desserts, wonderful jazz, unique auction items and a full open bar – and all for a great cause. Executive Chef Stephen Stewart, winner of the 2014 “Heat is On” cooking competition at the Cooks & Books Festival, and his culinary staff will showcase an incredible collection of fabulous hors d’oeuvres, buffet entrees and tempting hand-crafted desserts. To compliment the dinner, TidePointe’s outstanding service team will offer specialty mixed drinks – book themed drinks like “The Last of the Mohito’s” – along with a full open bar and special wine tastings. The John Brackett Trio, an accomplished and well-known local jazz group, will provide a wonderful backdrop for this special evening.
The highlights of the event are a silent auction and the live auction showcasing a variety of unique items, including jewelry, original artwork, gift baskets, golf and vacation packages, spa experiences, and dinners prepared for you and your guests by renowned local chefs!!
Thanks to our sponsors:
Thanks to our friends:
Bob and Kim Elliott
Tony and Wendy Schlegel