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17th Annual Chefs for Kids dinner and auction

Posted 3/12/2008

LAS VEGAS-The17th Annual Chefs for Kids dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The evening will honor Coach Lon and Barbara Kruger their support of the Chefs for Kids program.

The gala evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction. Dave Courvoisier, KLAS-TV anchor, is Master of Ceremonies. A gourmet dinner, prepared under the supervision of Executive Chef Sean DiCicco, is served at 7:00 p.m. with Christian Kolberg conducting the live auction. The evening continues with dancing to the music of Harbor Lights.

The Chefs for Kids program is a joint venture of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. This program works to eliminate malnutrition and hunger through education and awareness. The nutrition education program is taught to high needs first and second grade students in Clark County. Often in a society where television and computers bring information to our doorstep, we assume that simple facts like knowing that a pear grows on a tree or that a balanced diet is essential to good health throughout a lifetime are well known by everyone. Surprisingly, many children lack the essential nutritional knowledge necessary to fight personal battles against poor eating habits. In addition to the educational program, the chefs provide monthly breakfasts a healthy snack program to participating schools.

Tickets for the evening’s event are $175 per person. Tables of ten are $1,750. To purchase tickets or for more information about this black tie optional event, please contact (702) 257-5548.

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