Philanthropy and Gastronomy are what’s Shakin’ at Summertini
By Mia Mangahas Galang
Photography by Joel Galang
Gastronomy and philanthropy came together during the 9th Annual Summertini held Friday, June 7th at the historic Bently Reserve. The event was held for the benefit of the Episcopal Community Services programs, particularly the CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services) program which provides training in the culinary industry to homeless adults.
San Francisco’s exceptional chefs and vendors included The Plant Café, Parallel 37, A16, Perbacco, and Hakka San served truly inspired hors d’oeuvres and cocktails during the event. They provided not only delicious bites and sips but also a sneak peek into the delights their restaurants and products offer.
The CHEFs cookoff started the show, and the night was rounded out in auctions that featured unique dining experiences and travel packages. Greg Quiroga led the thrilling live auction that had bidders raising their cards in support of the ECS programs.
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