Big Chefs Big Gala 2017

Thank you for attending Big Chefs, Big Gala!

By the Numbers:

622 Tickets sold
$3,750 Homage boysenberry merlot pie
$73,425 Live auction total
$218,000 Total amount raised

Thanks to the generosity of our gala attendees we will be able to make 218 new matches!






Miss Spanish Springs, Miss Sparks, Miss Washoe County and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen generously donated their time and operated our selfie booth at the event.






Chef Colin Smith of Roundabout Grill and Roundabout Catering & Events getting ready to serve up monkfish with butter poached lobster!






The Young Professionals Committee posing by their “Money Tree”. This year, the YPC gathered over $3,000 dollars worth of gift cards to gift with the tree and donated the raffle proceeds to us!





  The excited winners of the Money Tree! 




A special thank you to our participating chefs and sponsors!  

Team Bregeon
Thierry Bregeon, Asst. Executive Chef, Grand Sierra Resort
Cliff Denny, Executive Chef, Grand Sierra Resort
Eddy Guzman, Pastry Chef, Grand Sierra Resort
Jennifer Kovacs,Pastry Chef, Grand Sierra Resort
Michael Mahoney, Charlie Palmer Steak
Beatrice Muller, The Grand Buffet

Team Deri
Josh & Whitney Deri, Blend Catering
Charlie Abowd, Café at Adele’s
Nicholle Alumbaugh, Höma’ge
Ivano Centemeri, La Strada
Johnny McCabe, Chez Louie

Appetizers By:
Christian Christensen,SÜP
Kevin Cloutier, The Club at Arrowcreek
Chris Demay, Tahoe Blue Vodka
Mark Estee, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
Clint Jolly, Great Thyme Catering
Todd Kihara, Toiyabe Golf Club
Stewart & Heather Mundy, Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows
Sergio Romero, The Twisted Fork
Colin Smith, Roundabout Catering
Dawn Tavares, Cherry Bomb Catering
Chris Wyatt, Renown Health

Team Christensen
Christian Christensen, SÜP
Jessie Henderson & Haley Mosely, Two Chicks & Gourmelt
Erika Pinto, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
Michael Woodall, Bistro 7

Team Romero
Sergio Romero, The Twisted Fork
Ben Deinken, West Shore Cafe
David Holman, Campo
Leigh Anne Page, Delicious Designs
Colin Smith, Roundabout Catering

Dessert Auction
Nicholle Alumbaugh, Homage
Kayline Amos, Atlantis Resort Casino Spa
Shele Faretto, Nothing Bundt Cakes
Eddy Guzman, Grand Sierra Resort
Cindy Felix & Diddier Laborde, Eldorado Resort Casino
Kevin Futamachi, Roundabout Grill
Heather Mundy, Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows
Leigh Anne Page, Delicious Designs



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