Every Spring, hundreds of hungry folks converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville, anxious to sample scrumptious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities.”
Diners stop for a nibble from each station, where a local “celebrity” is serving up a spoonful of their favorite recipe. Patrons of this event are always delighted to mingle with local media personalities, sports figures, government officials, and local business leaders. This year’s Celebrity Chefs include Ron Autrey, Noble Beckwith, Terrance Freeman, Paige Hakimian, Kawanza Humphrey, Melissa Ross, Rob Storm, Nicole Thomas, and Andrea Williams.
The two-and-a-half-hour event includes a Silent Auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year for special projects. Always present at the Auction are such items as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.
Tickets are $40 for individual tickets and $35 if ten (10) or more are purchased, price includes free parking, the tasting event, the silent auction, and a free cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting.
The Celebrity Chefs Tasting and Silent Auction is the annual fundraiser of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.
Through this annual event, the Women’s Auxiliary supports the many Salvation Army programs that contribute to lasting and positive changes in the lives of those in need on Florida’s First Coast.
The Auxiliary membership includes over 70 dedicated ladies who quietly work throughout the year to make this incredible event possible. Over the past 36 years, this event has raised over two million dollars, making it the largest fundraiser for The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida.
Great Food…Local Celebrities…Decadent Desserts…A Fantastic Silent Auction…and Wonderful Guests are just some of the elements that make the 37th Annual Luncheon an event you won’t want to miss!