Tasty Tax Relief

Join the Sonoma County Lodging Association on Thursday, April 15 at 5:30PM at the Vintners Inn Event Center in Santa Rosa for a unique event that partners high school students with local chefs for an entertaining evening of good value- with a tasty appetizer competition, amazing travel opportunities and down right good fun on Tax Day! A benefit for seven high school culinary arts programs, this year’s gastronomic adventure will also honor Sonoma County’s four Michelin Rated Restaurants- Cyrus, Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Madrona Manor, and Santé at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

Tired of all the talk about taxes and the economy? Come out and enjoy some Tasty Tax Relief. Each school has been paired with an executive ched and together they will conceive, source, prepare and serve delectable appetizers in hopes of winning the coveted “People’s Choice Award”. Guests will vote for their appetizer featuring local ingredients.

  • Casa Grande High and Sheraton/Tolay Chef Danny Mai
  • El Molino High and Village Inn Restaurant Chef John Crespo
  • Healdsburg High and Hotel Healdsburg/Dry Creek Kitchen Chef Justin Valette
  • Maria Carrillo High and Hilton/Nectar Restaurant Chef Rene Jakushak
  • Piner High and Hyatt Vineyard Creek/Brasserie Chef Richard Whipple
  • Sonoma Valley High and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn/Santé Chef Robert Champagne and Bruno Tison
  •  Windsor High and Doubletree/Bacchus Restaurant Chef Dan Nolan

Following the appetizer reception, Vintners Inn Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt will put his wealth of knowledge to work and present you with a dinner that is sure to stimulate your taste buds!

Be sure to bring your low interest credit card or check book to take advantage of some of the best travel deals around. Chefs of Tomorrow offers live and silent auction items like no other auction- travel excursions, day trips, overnight stays, special bottles of wine and more. Can’t wait to attend the event? A sampling of the auction items will be offered online before the event for bidding and purchase at www.chefsoftomorrow.org

FIGHT BACK on Tax Day and Enjoy some Tasty Tax Relief! Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are $70 each if purchased by April 1, and $80 after. Reserved tables for 10 are also available. With each ticket purchase enter to win a two night stay for two at the Hilton San Francisco. Buy tickets online at http://www.chefsoftomorrow.org. For more information or to be a sponsor, call (707) 523-3728.

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