Just Desserts for Just Cause

UPDATE: Contest is closed. Congrats to Stacy for winning the VIP ticket to Getting Our Just Desserts. The random number generator spit out #2 and Stacy was the 2nd commenter. Thanks to all who commented and who read the post. Hope you’ll support the event.

PHOENIX — On Saturday afternoon, November 10th, 22 women chefs are hoping you’ll come see them.

They’re whipping up some nibbles so you won’t go hungry, and despite the name, it’s not all about desserts.

It is about raising some dough for C-CAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program). And yes, Pen & Fork bought a ticket to give away.

C-CAP AZ holds this fundraiser, Getting Our Just Desserts, at The Art Institute of Phoenix to celebrate women chefs.

The money raised will cover competition costs and go toward scholarships for young high school students who are training to become the next generation of food professionals.

General admission is $35. You’ll get to meet the chefs and sample their wares. Chefs like Margita Webb (Hey Joe!), Julie Fiedler (Posh), Faith Wipperman-Woodruff (Roka Akor), and Tracy Dempsey (Tracy Dempsey Originals), among others.

VIP admission is $75 and includes a few extra goodies that will take place before the main event. We’re so excited about these extra perks that we splurged on a VIP ticket to give away.

Here’s a sample of what’s included in the VIP package:

  • A cooking demonstration with Chef Amy Binkley (Binkley’s and Cafe Bink). You might even get to help her pull some mozzarella.
  • A chance to bid on a full dinner for two (including wine) at Binkley’s. Amy will be a guest at your table while her husband, James Beard-nominated Kevin Binkley blows you away with his molecular gastronomy.
  • Judge a mock C-CAP culinary competition (This is a real treat. I’ve judged the annual C-CAP competitions for the past three years with other local chefs and it is remarkable to see what these dedicated kids go through in order to win a culinary scholarship.)

In order to win the one VIP ticket we’ve purchased, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what your favorite dessert is. That’s it! But you must leave your comment by Tuesday, November 6th at 11:59 p.m.

Fine Print:
I’ll pick a random comment from all qualified comments received by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Your comment must be cast on THIS post. Only one entry per person (but you can list as many desserts as you like in that one comment.) No alternate entry is valid. I’ll notify the winner on Wednesday November 7, 2012.

Please don’t miss this sweet and savory 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 10, 2012, General Admission: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. VIP Admission: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Art Institute of Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix
Why: Proceeds go to Arizona’s C-CAP chapter
Tickets: $35 General Admission; $75 VIP Admission
enter event code:  justdesserts12

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