The Nevada City Rotary Club is presenting “The Hungry Games,” a major fundraiser dedicated to food, wine and the fine art of gourmet cooking on Sunday, March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.
The highlights will include a “Top Chef” style cooking competition among local chefs, and a “winner-take-all” raffle for $1,200 worth of $100 meals from 12 regional restaurants.
The chefs will be cooking on site and offering free tastings of their food which guests will vote on to determine the “top chef.” Local wineries will also be offering free tastings. There will be a silent auction of a variety of items along with cookbooks, kitchen and other items for sale. Chefs will be discussing their craft and the Sgt. Funky band will provide live music for listening and dancing, all in a fun and exciting setting.
All proceeds from the event will go to help fund the many Nevada City Rotary community service initiatives. The club sponsors local youth programs such as Girls Who Code, an afterschool program that encourages and trains middle school girls for careers in technology, youth leadership camps, academic scholarships, and high school music and speech competitions, along with community service forums presented by community radio station KVMR.
Rotary members also fly to Mexico’s rural Southern Baja every year to perform health screening on local students and adults. The Club also participates in Rotary International clean water projects and polio eradication.
General admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, which includes tastings from the chef competition and local wineries. Tickets can be obtained at Inner Sanctum, Book Seller, Harmony Books and from your Rotary friends.
Raffle tickets to win $1,200 in restaurant gift certificates are $100 and will include one general admission ticket. The raffle will be limited to 100 tickets. Tickets can be obtained at Inner Sanctum and from Nevada City Rotarians. Raffle tickets will also be available at the event. Raffle winner does not have to be present to win.
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Content and videos provided by Robin Milam, Nevada City Rotary Club