Chippewa Valley Foundation Readies for Third Taste-Fest and Auction
'A Taste for Education' will be held 6 p.m. March 21 at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield. Tickets are $40.
Now in its third year, the Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation’s Taste-Fest and Auction has become a district tradition, the proceeds of which support thousands of dollars in classroom grants every year.
The 2013 event will feature tasting stations for more than a dozen Macomb area restaurants and caterers, including: Catering 2 You, J. Baldwin’s, Luciano’s, Max & Erma’s, VP Catering by Mirage, Vince & Joe’s, Jet’s Pizza, Filipo Marc Winery, Randazzo Fresh Market, Nino Salvaggio’s, P.F. Chang’s, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Achatz Handmade Pie Co., Aspen, Salsarita’s of Macomb, Kristina’s Catering, Zuccaro Banquets & Catering, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, The Meeting Grounds Restaurant, Wintergarten, Recreation Bowl, Leong’s 21 and All About Catering.
The evening also offers guests a variety of live and silent auction items on which to bid. Some of these items include golf packages, overnight stays, custom art pieces, cooking classes with Chef J. Baldwin, sporting event tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and a private cruise with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Marine Division.
Tickets for this year’s event are $40 each and proceeds benefit the foundation – a nonprofit organization created to raise funds and develop partnerships in the community that benefit Chippewa Valley students.
A majority of the proceeds are used to fund the foundation's teacher mini-grants program. In past years, the foundation has awarded upwards of $18,000 in grants to fund projects in classrooms across the district.
The event begins at 6 p.m. March 21 at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering, 46601 N. Gratiot Ave. in Chesterfield.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the district's community office at 586-723-2240.