Join BCAction and our Honorary Hosts, Ann and Larry Wheat, owners of Millennium Restaurant, to Think Before You Pink® this October while enjoying a four-course dinner prepared by top Bay Area executive chefs.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:00 – 9:00pm
80 Missouri Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets are $125 each
Tables of 8 are $1,000 each
A cash bar is available.
The evening’s program will highlight BCAction’s award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign, which has calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising. We promise, you’ll never see a pink ribbon the same way again.
Emceeing the evening is restaurant columnist Marcia Gagliardi of tablehopper.com, the insider SF restaurant newsletter. Her extensive knowledge of culinary hotspots and players, where to eat, and local happenings paired with her philanthropic sensibility makes her the perfect hostess for our thought-provoking foodie event.
The four course dinner is being prepared by top culinary chefs in the Bay Area. Each course will feature the culinary skills of a select chef. We are deeply honored to have Millennium Restaurant’s Eric Tucker, The Plant’s Sascha Weiss and Susanne Stampke, Haven’s Chris Johnson, and Calafia’s Charlie Ayers at this event. Each chef is generously donating their time and culinary skills towards this fabulous event.
Millennium , located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, serves gourmet vegetable-based cuisine that’s seasonal, local and creative. Marin Independent Journal praises Millennium’s Executive Chef, Eric Tucker: “Tucker’s touch with vegan dishes is nothing short of miraculous. He can make foods that normally taste like barnyard fodder into a sublime gastronomic experience.”
The Plant Café Organic, now with six Bay Area locations, prides itself on providing local, organic fare while promoting “sustainable practices and healthy living.” When asked by Gastronomique En Vouge what message he tries to get across with his food, Chef Sascha Weiss said he “creates delicious straightforward food that has a vibrancy all its own…blends spices and ingredients from many cultures to put flavors in the right place.”
Haven, located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, is named by 7×7 as a favorite newbie resto in Oakland and mentioned in the New York Times as one of the 45 places to go in 2012. Haven creatively plates up luscious, family style platters of vegetable-centric food though the menu does offer meat and seafood. Haven is sister to Plum and Coi restaurant, and its brand new Executive Chef Chris Johnson was promoted from sous chef of Coi. We are looking forward to being among the first to taste Chef Chris’ new twists on the Haven menu at this event.
Calafia Café, located in Palo Alto, serves health-conscious, sustainably sourced good food served in a hurry. Charlie Ayers is the owner and most widely known as the first executive chef for Google Inc and past chef of The Grateful Dead. “While at Google, Chef Charlie established a new standard of “fine food for the fast crowd,” and gained a reputation for innovative, flavorful, and healthful foods that are good not only for you but for the planet.”
Returning chefs, Jonathan Sutton and Tony Ferarri from Hillside Supperclub will be preparing the small bites during the cocktail hour.
In addition to a fabulous four-course dinner and thought-provoking program, you’ll get to bid on over a dozen silent auction items.
Special thank you to our event sponsors and in-kind donors: