dessert first @ Project Open Hand Fundraiser – August 15, 2010

"a decade of delicious" (fundraiser) invite from project open hand

Like many people, I get my share of mail/junk mail.  And like many, I really don’t have time to look through everything.  I give each piece exactly 2 seconds before it goes to the recycle bin. 1 second to actually decide whether it’s a bill (most likely not as I don’t like getting stuff in the mail unless it’s presents); and 2 second to decide whether it’s worth my time.

The Project Open Hand invite fell into the latter group.

First, I have a few pet causes, and this org falls into that group.  Secondly, the envelope was pretty enough to get me to open it.  A beautiful bronze color envelope with a big fat monarch butterfly (64 cents) stamp.  On the front, it says, “a Decade of Delicious.”

Hmmm… apparently this is the 10th Annual Dessert First event, so it’s a biggie.

So here’s what the invite said,

“Please join us to pay tribute to some of the finest pastry chefs in the Bay Area as they prepare decadent dessert creations for your indulgence:

Patti Dellamonica-Bauler (One Market Restaurant)

Luis Villavelazquez (Absinthe Brasserie & Bar)

Devin Alper (American Cupcake)

James Choplin (Bisou French Bistro)

Jessica Sullivan (Boulevard)

Elizabeth Falkner (Citizen Cake and Orson)

Terri Wu (Farallon)

Inter Continental San Francisco and (Luce Restaurant)

Adrienne Garcia (Marche)

Josh Thomsen (Meritage at the Claremont)

Ethan Howard (Murray Circle)

Carlos Sanchez (Parcel 104)

Suzanne LaFleur (Perbacco)

Michelle Polzine (Range)

Tim Nugent (Scala’s Bistro)

Sunday, August 15, 2010 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

VIP Reception: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

InterContinental San Francisco | 888 Howard Street | San Francisco”

The VIP reception costs $100 if you buy it online, and $125 if you reserve it the old fashion way. And the general admission is $65 online and $75 if you reserve it by mail.

The bummer is that I can’t go, so while I will contribute to the cause, I won’t be able to blog about this actual event. Argh!  I am sure it will be fabulous! 😉

However, I am blogging about it now, so that if you don’t already know about this event, you are now informed.

To read more about Project Open Hand, an organization that helps people living with HIV/AIDS, homebound or critically ill, and seniors, please visit

This is truly a wonderful organization that helps the needy in the Bay Area. Many of my coworkers have volunteered at this org helping to prepare meals for delivery, and some of us also donate funds on our own.

3 responses to “dessert first @ Project Open Hand Fundraiser – August 15, 2010

  1. On behalf of Project Open Hand, thank you so much for writing this blog entry! We are so sad that you will not be able to join us at the event, but hope to see you at other upcoming events. Thanks for helping spread the word!

    With your permission, we would like to feature your blog entry on our Project Open Hand blog. Shoot me an email if this is okay.

    And to any one else reading this fabulous article, we’d love to see you at our 10th Annual Dessert First on August 15th!

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