|Date:||Held on Saturday, February 25th, 2006|
|Location:||St. Regis, San Francisco|
On Saturday, February 25, Variety supporters gathered at the St. Regis Hotel for our annual gala, Chef's Best. Under the glittering lights of the St. Regis ballroom, two hundred people came together to raise money and awareness for programs benefiting disabled and disadvantaged children. Through raffles and auctions both silent and live Variety supporters generously contributed to causes such as Variety's Emergency Assistance Program, run out of the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and the Bay Area Outdoor Recreation Program, a weekend recreation program for kids in wheelchairs.
During a very special portion of the evening our guest Noah, along with his canine friend Jura, invited guests to show their commitment to providing skilled companion dogs for children with disabilities. This invitation was heeded with on-the-spot donations, garnering a total of $8,000. As guests sampled cuisine prepared by chefs from around the world and danced to music courtesy of the Rich Martini Band, Variety's annual Chef's Best was enthusiastically celebrated in the spirit of giving.
You are cordially invited to attend a benefit for Variety's Children of Northern California: The Celebrity Black Tie Gala "Chef's Best".
Join us for a food experience presented by St. Regis chefs from around the world, Rich Martini and his 10-piece orchestra, a famous array of silent auction items and performances by the Ragazzi Boys Chorus.
Tickets may be purchased by returning the reply card (PDF) or calling Variety - The Children's Charity of Northern California at 415.781.3894.
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Our event has been made possible by generous underwritings from:
Variety - The Children's Charity of Northern California provides life-saving and life-enriching assistance to children challenged by physical and mental disabilities, poverty, abuse and neglect.