Chef Auction Packages


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Picnic for 8 at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s Love’s Labour’s Lost
Chef Grog Verbeck, Hey Chef
Going to Shakespeare at Sand Harbor without a picnic is like having a kingdom without a princess! Enjoy a delectable Evening for Eight People, Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's showing of Love’s Labour’s Lost.  Arrive at Sand Harbor and enjoy an effortless meal delivered to your group, and packaged in two Meadowcraft coolers and two beautiful picnic baskets, donated by Mountain Hardware. All four items are yours to keep, along with the fully stocked treats and dinner by Chef Grog. You’ll have everything you need to take pleasure in a topsy-turvy, hilarious night with friends. Savor a King’s feast and evening under the stars as you witness Shakespeare's hysterical misadventures of love gone awry in a king’s court where women have been banned…until the princess and her entourage arrive!  Contributions to this package donated by Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Mountain Hardware in Truckee, and HeyChef!
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Sailing & Dinner
Chef Douglas Dale, Wolfdale’s
Wolfdale’s and Tahoe Sailing Charters have joined together to offer a very special night out for Eight Guests.  Join Captain Mike Pavel in Tahoe City as you embark on an exquisite sail before a memorable dinner. Enjoy “J” Champagne, a gorgeous sunset, and awesome views, while sailing on beautiful Lake Tahoe.  Upon your return, a multi course Chef's Dinner and Wine Pairing will be prepared for you at Wolfdale's by Owner/Chef Douglas Dale.  After dinner, enjoy Bocce Ball in the Courtyard.  An added bonus this year is that each couple will receive an autographed copy of Chef Douglas Dale’s new Cookbook!   The date of this auction item must be mutually agreed upon with Tahoe Sailing and Wolfdale’s and occur before the end of September 2017.  
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Dining at San Francisco Fly Casting Club 
Chef Gary Bulmer, Scrumptious Affairs, Founder of Best of Tahoe Chefs
Private Dinner for Eight Guests at the infamously exclusive San Francisco Fly Casting Club, located on the Truckee River.  Your guests will enjoy a river front dining experience, serenaded by special live music, complete with history of the club which was started back in 1893.   Any fisherman in the area knows this is one of the most beautiful spots on the river.  This local treasure is rarely if ever, enjoyed by anyone not a member.  Dinner must be scheduled after September, 2017
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Golfing Gourmet
Chef Willy Carroll, Tahoe Mountain Club
The winning bidder will receive a Foursome to play at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing.  After that, tell the rest of your party to meet you on the Patio at PJ’s overlooking the course, for a Sunset Six Course Dinner for Eight Guests with Chef Willy.  This amazing dining experience will be paired with wine from Truckee River Winery for unforgettable night. 
Valid Sunday through Friday, summer months only before October 15th. 
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Private 5-Course Dinner in Your Home!
Chef David Smith, Cottonwood
Private Dinner for Eight Guests in the winning bidder’s home.  Savor your special dinner, paired with wines hand selected to accompany each course, by Cottonwood’s Sommelier, Gunga Das Welch.
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Castle in the Sky
Chef, Evan Carsman, Crystal Bay Steak House
Experience Intimate Tahoe Fine Dining at its Best! Eight Guests will enjoy the ultimate dining experience at historic Thunderbird Lodge.  After touring the “Castle-in-the-Sky”, while relishing breathtaking views of the Lake, Executive Chef Evan Carsman and his skilled team will delight your taste buds with a multi-course dinner extravaganza!  And of course you won’t go thirsty!  Savor each course with a specially paired wine from Napa’s own, Elyse Winery.  An evening of pure Tahoe merriment for you and your guests to treasure! 
Please allow a minimum of 30 days advance notice; dates to be mutually agreed upon by all parties; available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5PM – 9PM
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Party for 20 at Art Truckee
Chef Scott Yorkey, Jake’s on the Lake
Appetizer Party for 20 guests in downtown Truckee at Art Truckee, the new wine/art and music shop located upstairs in the old Capitol building on commercial row.  Guests will enjoy succulent appetizers and wine while being entertained with music by our very own Dr. Larry Heifetz & friends!  Special thanks to Tim & Michelle Erskine *Alternatively, this event can be hosted in a private room at Jake's On The Lake, Tahoe City.
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Private Chefs Table Dinner for Eight Guests
Chef, Mark Jeffers, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Eight Guests are invited to spend an unforgettable evening creating memories with those nearest and dearest to you.  The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers an exclusive Cocktail Reception with Passed Hors d’oeuvres, followed by a Five-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings prepared by Manzanita at the Private Chef’s Table.  As always, when The Ritz-Carlton creates an event, you cannot always predict the many delights that await!  Not valid over holidays or special events, subject to availability and blackout dates.
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Summer Luxury and Elegance in the Backcountry!
Chef Billy McCullough, Co-Founder of Best of Tahoe Chefs with Ryan Dierks, Truckee Tavern Grill
This unique experience for Eight Guests begins with a hike into Coldstream Canyon’s Lost Trail Lodge!  Upon arrival, Chef Billy will greet you with apres-hike appetizers.  An added plus this year will include a "cocktail" class facilitated by Ryan Dierks with Tavern Grill.  Guests will learn the secrets of making great cocktails using fresh seasonal ingredients.  The best'll get to drink your creations!   Retreat into your luxurious rooms, equipped with Jacuzzi tubs and rustic charm to relax and rejuvenate.  Once refreshed, enjoy an exquisite multi-course menu, wine pairings included!  After dinner drinks will be served outside at the fire pit, with plenty of opportunity for stargazing.  After a restful night’s sleep, awaken to coffee and a gourmet breakfast prepared by Chef Billy.  This unique package connects you with nature, pampers you with luxury and satisfies your taste buds!  Restrictions:  Must be scheduled during the 2017 summer months, Monday through Thursday.  


Mountain Dining Experience
Chef Chris Watkins, Old Town Tap
Private Dinner for Eight Guests at the scenic Bradley Hut.  This package includes a private shuttle for your guests to the top of Pole Creek trailhead where you will have a short hike to the Hut.  This gourmet dinner will be served alongside majestic views of Silver Peak with handmade specialty craft cocktails and wine pairing.  
Lake Tahoe Sunset Party
Chef Andrew Shimer, Christy Hill
Exclusive Lakefront Tahoe Sunset Party at the Sand Bar Deck at Christy Hill.  Enjoy Seasonal California themed appetizers and wine pairing for Twelve Guests.  This picturesque night promises all guests an evening to remember!
Euer Valley Horseback Riding & Dining
Chef Cass Rodriguez, Tahoe Donner
This package includes a scenic Horseback Ride for Eight Guests through The Euer Valley in Tahoe Donner.  This loop will take you on a trail with views of Red Mountain, Carpenter Ridge and Castle Peak.  All this is followed by a Cowpoke Picnic prepared by Chef Rodriguez.  Must be redeemed by September 24, 2017
Boca Lake View Dining
Chef Chad Shrewsbury, Tavern 6330 at Northstar
Accompany Chef Shrewsbury at the local Farmer’s Market to select fresh ingredients prior to your intimate dining experience for Eight Guests at a beautiful outdoor private estate with spectacular views of Boca Lake.
A Jazzy private dining Experience!
Chef Will Burns, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats
Be inspired by the Jazzy beats and fantastic eats at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats!  Enjoy the vibe in the Private Dining Room where Eight Guests will nosh on specially prepared bites and delicacies perfectly paired with specially selected wines.  Moody’s Chef will welcome you and proceed to delight your taste buds and create an unforgettable experience.  Choose a night with live music and join the rest of the crowd in the bar after dinner -- don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
Party for 20 at the Pavillion at West End Beach, Donner Lake
Chef Scott Taucher, 22 Bistro
Beach Party At Donner Lake!  Twenty of your closest friends will enjoy a Private Pavillion at beautiful West-End Beach with delicious appetizers and wine. This is the perfect venue to celebrate a Birthday or Special Occasion. Come enjoy the lake and sand! Chef Scott will be bringing paddle boards and kayaks, or simply enjoy the majestic setting! Good Monday through Thursday during the summer.
Squaw Valley Extravaganza
Chef Tiffany Swan, Executive Chef, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Ride the aerial tram to the at the top of the mountain and enjoy a private dinner for eight along with special wine pairings.  The menu will be determined based on the freshest ingredients available and the Winning Bidder’s preferences.
Plumpjack Dining and Overnight Stay
Chef Jack Connell, Plumpjack
Enjoy an extraordinary five course Chef’s Tasting Menu, with Executive Chef Jack Connell of PlumpJack Café.  Coursing will be paired tastefully with wines selected by PlumpJack’s Sommelier.  After your fine dining experience, retire to spend the night in comfort at Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn. Three rooms are provided for your overnight stay.  This package is for six (6) guests.
Sushi and Sake Celebration
Chef Shane Grimaldi, Maki Ali
Enjoy Dinner for 8 with Truckee's Finest at the Truckee Fire Station. You'll enjoy a full tour of the station, led by our exceptional Truckee Fire Chief Bill Seline, and have access to all facilities.  Feast on favorite selections from the MakiAli menu, accompanied by exceptional beers, premium sake and wines, as well as have an opportunity to work with Chef Shane to prepare one-of-kind sushi that guests will help create. It's a very personal and fun omakase-style sushi experience!  Great opportunities for guest selfies!
Private Dinner at Six Peaks
Chef Tim Hmay, Six Peaks Grill
This package includes a private dinner for Eight Guests at Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek.  Dine on an innovatively prepared coursed dinner with distinct local ingredients and “Garden to Glass Cocktails”.  Based upon time of booking, this package includes private tour of rooftop garden where over 1400 plants grow to ensure your dining experience includes the freshest ingredients!
Private Patio Party
Chef Michael Garcia, Rocker
Enjoy a “Private Patio Party” at Rocker at Squaw for Eight Guests!  Your evening will start with passed appetizers and bubbles, while enjoying an acoustic band and a view of beautiful Squaw Valley.  This will be followed by a Four Course Dinner paired with wine, including a special Dessert Cocktail.
Lakeside Dinner
Chef Robb Wyss, Sunnyside
Join us for lakeside dining at its finest, here at Sunnyside Restaurant! Chef Robb Wyss will create a very Special Three Course Meal for Eight Guests! Prepare for an evening of magical views, a fun approach of seasonal cuisine, paired with wines from Sunnyside's award winning wine list! 
Private Dinner in Your Home
Chef Lee Kresy, D’Lish
Sit back and relax while Chef Kresy prepares a fantastic meal to rival that of a fine dining restaurant in your home, for Eight Guests.  From setting the table to pouring the wine, you won't have to lift a finger, not even to do the dishes, all while enjoying a memorable multi-course experience!
Private Dinner in Your Home
Chef Nick Hernandez, Tahoe Dinner Bell
Share your love of organic food with friends and family at a unique dinner for Eight Guests at your home with Personal Chef and Sommelier Nick Hernandez.  
Upscale Italian Picnic
Chef Cody Pratt, Tahoe Restaurant Group  In loving memory of Carl Winther
Exclusive Late Summer Deck Party at Fireside Pizza in beautiful Squaw Valley for Twelve Guests!  First, make your own appetizers in your very own Pizza-Making Class, then sit back and relax as Chef Cody prepares a Multi Course Dinner with Wine.  This package is available on a mutually agreeable date in September 2017.  Saturdays not available.
Omakase for Twelve
Chef Matt Odama, Drunken Monkey
Literally “respectfully leaving another to decide what is best”, Omakase is a Japanese custom that allows the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, customized just for you.  Chef Odama will treat Twelve guests to a culinary experience at a Private Table at Drunken Monkey, and with his team will prepare an exquisite meal expertly paired with wine, sake, and Japanese whiskey.  Must take place between September 10th and December 14th, Friday and Saturday nights excluded, on a date to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.  
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Getaway 
Plan a delightful Getaway Weekend to the seaside with two nights at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.  Includes complimentary Gourmet Dining at Navio (Portuguese for “Ship”).  This Signature Restaurant features sea-to-table cuisine for a wonderful experience.  Expires May 31, 2018.  Valid Sunday through Friday and excludes Holidays.