And for all of those who have been rocking it for so many years… for all of the great causes and people who spearhead those efforts - we saulte you!
We have the pleasure of participating in a lot of various fundraising efforts from local to national charities. It certainly is a Herculean effort to put on each of these events and we hope that our participation helps raise much needed funds for each of the causes.
Earlier this month we took part in the 10th Annual Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting and Auction to raise funds for the American Heart’s Association. We were amongst some incredible chefs, restaurants and wine distributors.
Our Foie Gras and Beet Macaroons!!! Pretty and tasty to boot. You usually only get one of these as a canape to begin. My friend Nicole just told me the other day, it would be her dream to get a whole tray of these to take home. Well, lady, you should have bought a ticket…
Upcoming we are participating in the Share our Strength’s dinner this Wednesday June 3rd. Chefs On Tour to End Childhood Hunger because in the world’s wealthiest nation, no child should grow up hungry. This is an organization that Bryan has been involved in for many years.
Wednesday night is a multi-course seated dinner with various chefs preparing each course. Participating chefs this year include:
Matt Hill, Charlie Palmer Steak
Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT
Jeffrey Buben, Bistro Bis
R.J. Cooper, Vidalia
Todd Gray, Equinox Restaurant
Brian McBride, Blue Duck Tavern
Keith Luce, Past White House Sous Chef, currently at The Herbfarm, Woodinville, WA
Walter Scheib, Past White House Executive Chef
Tickets for the event start at $500 for an individual and continue up to $20,000 for a table of 10. For the lucky Chef’s Table priced at $20,000 you also get to take home with you Matt Hill, Executive Chef, Charlie Palmer Steak and Bryan Voltaggio. The duo will prepare a multi-course, wine-paired dinner for six in your home on a future date.
Tickets available by calling Andrea Agalloco at (202) 478-6528 or emailing email@example.com
Click here to bid on some fabulous items.
And then there are our local causes. The calls for help that we get from people we see on the streets everyday. And those that pull at our heart strings. This one is called Jeffrey Hayek’s Memorial Fund. Jeffrey was a little boy whom I never met, who lived with his family down the street from VOLT. As the website dedicated to his memorial fund states, “when you talk about a life story, it should span much longer than ten years. Still, Jeff squeezed a lot into his decade. As we wrote in his obituary, Jeff sought out fun so enthusiastically and so successfully, that it was almost as if he knew he had to hurry.”
The Jeffrey Hayek Memorial Fund will pay for the construction and maintenance of a very special baseball field in the memory of Jeffrey. To help raise funds, Jeffrey’s parents are putting on a fundraiser and auction on June 19th. To help with the fundraising VOLT is donating a wine tasting event hosted by our sommelier including 10 wines and canapes for 10 guests. This is valued at $2,000 and we hope that it will bring a big donation to the cause. If you wish to begin a pre-event bid on this item please email me and I will pass along the bid to the event organizers. You are also welcome to purchase tickets to the fundraiser festivities. Ticket Information on the poster below.