UPDATE: Congrats to Pat Sinclair, who won the ticket to Getting Our Just Desserts! Random.org threw off the number 7, and Pat was the 7th qualified entry. It had nothing to do with her chocolate cheesecake dessert, although doesn’t that sound delicious? Thanks to all who entered!
Mark your calendar for November 19th for Phoenix’s annual Getting Our Just Desserts celebration.
Want a ticket? I’m giving one away.
But first, why am I telling you about an event that isn’t taking place until November 19?
One: I never pass up an opportunity to support the Valley’s women chefs, caterers and farmers.
Two: I love dessert. I live for dessert. In fact, I write a monthly column about dessert for PHOENIX Magazine.
Three: The beneficiary of this event is C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program), which supports high school culinary students through various programs, including providing scholarships to culinary schools.
Four: If you buy a ticket before September 30th, you can save $5 off the ticket price.
Five: Since I’m a big fan of C-CAP, I bought a ticket to the event to give away. There are strings attached.
1.) You should be able to go to the event on November 19. See details below for location and time.
2.) You must leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite dessert.
3.) You really should read the fine print.
I’ll pick a random comment from all qualified comments received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 30th. Your comment must be cast on THIS post. If you comment on another post, your name will NOT go into the hat. Not that I don’t appreciate any and all comments on any post, but to get into this random drawing, you have to comment on THIS post. Only one entry per person (but you can list as many desserts as you’d like. Seriously, who has only one favorite dessert?) No alternate entry is valid. Whining, complaining and blatant brown-nosing (although appreciated) will not improve your chances. I’ll notify the winner on Saturday, October 1, and update this post with the winning entry.
The line-up of 30 women chefs and caterers (and at least one farmer!) is a who’s who of Valley leaders: Charleen Badman (FnB); Country Velador (Cowboy Ciao); Amy Binkley (Binkley’s & Cafe Bink); Samantha Sharrar (elements at Sanctuary); Chrysa Robertson (Rancho Pinot); Chantal Hause (Fabulous Food); and Maya Dailey (Maya’s Farm)… just to name a few.
Please don’t miss this sweet event… even if you don’t win a ticket, consider supporting our women culinary leaders and C-CAP.
What: Getting Our Just Desserts
When: November 19, 2011, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Art Institute of Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix
Why: Proceeds go to C-CAP’s scholarship fund
Tickets: $30 before Sept 30; $35 after Sept 30
http://www.blacktie-arizona.com/rsvp, event code justdesserts11
Now… to enter to win a ticket to this sugar-fest … tell me, what’s your favorite dessert?
I’ll go first…. pie…any pie, I’m not really picky.