Fine cuisine for a great cause: Tel-Hi 12th annual fundraiser benefiting Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Fine cuisine for a great cause: Tel-Hi 12th annual fundraiser benefiting Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

With eco glamour and red carpet style, the Tel-Hi 12th annual fundraiser fundraiser benefiting Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center took place May 10, 2014.
The Joe DiMaggio Playground was transformed into a night of simple elegance.
Co-chaired by John Frawley, (President and CEO of The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay) and Lynn Jefferson (President, Tel-Hi Board of Directors), the event drew many San Francisco notables, socialites and VIPs eager to make a difference.
Among them Chimdi Chekwa, Cornerback for the Oakland Raiders; Bob MacIntosh, Former President of PIER 39; David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Quentin Kopp, formerly part of the California State Senate; Gwenyth Borden, Executive Director of the GGRA (Golden Gate Restaurant Association); Kevin Carroll, Executive Director of the Hotel Council; and Liam Mayclem, Emmy award-winner and host of the Foodie Chap on KCBS radio.
Liam Mayclem, Chef

Chimdi Chekwa,Chef Matthew Dolan and Liam Mayclem Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

William

William L. Lee & His Wife with Quentin Kopp Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

SF Fashion Star Vasily Vein and Sophie Azouaou

SF Fashion Star Vasily Vein and Sophie Azouaou Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

Beth Schnitzer,

Beth Schnitzer, Genan Dee and Guests Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

Prior to dining guests bid on silent auction while mingling and tasting award-winning wines from Wente VineyardsCanihan Family Cellars, The Winery SF, Sol Rouge, and the VIE Winery  and hors d’oeuvres from local eateries such as E&O Asian Kitchen, Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco, Pier 23 Café and Scoma’s.
Wente Vineyards Wine Tasting

Wente Vineyards Wine Tasting Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

The Tel-Hi-Tini, (a martini sponsored by Pier 23 Cafe created five years ago as a tribute to the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center) was a favorite among guests.
The much awaited three course dinner prepared by renowned Chef Matthew Dolan from Twenty Five Lusk and Chef Brandon Peacock from Venticello Ristorante & Nob Hill Cafe delighted the most discriminating palate.
Chefs

Chef Brandon Peacock, Chef Matthew Dolan and Emcee Joe Velasquez Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

First Dinner Course

First Dinner Course Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

One highlight of the evening was an unexpected last-minute auction item by Emcee and national emmy winner Joe Vasquez and Liam Mayclem. They offered the winners a tour of their radio stations, complete with a tour of Chinatown and lunch.
Liam Mayclem, Joe Velasquez and Winner of Live auction

Liam Mayclem, Joe Velasquez and Live Auction Winner Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

The benefit raised over $300,000 and exceeded its fundraising goals.
Nestor and David Chiu  Getting a Certificate of Honor

Nestor Fernandez and David Chiu Credit: Rick Camargo Photography

Guests left happy knowing they made a difference.
A special thank you to Rick Camargo Photography for the beautiful pictures.
Congratulations to Spritz SF on a successful event.
Get involved: This is one of the oldest non-profit in San Francisco they have been helping youth, families and seniors in the community for over 125 years.
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