9/11/2016

A day of Liberty and Justice for All – at the beautiful Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland! Sunshine, delicious food, two raffles, a silent auction, Member Made Fare and an exceptional Taste of Oakland exhibition (curated by Kara Nielsen) greeted SFPFS members and guests while benefiting City College Culinary ArtsThe Bread Project, and Oakland-based Planting Justice, specially chosen for this event.

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Vernon Dailey of Planting Justice
with Alison Negrin

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Kara Nielsen, MC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we learned of Oakland’s historic, and now booming, contributions to the culinary world, we sampled tasty flavors and treats from Beauty’s Bagel Shop, Blue Bottle Coffee, Café Colucci, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Hodo Soy, NickleDime Syrups/Caged Heat Syrup, Peter’s Kettle Corn, Plate Craft Catering, Sweet Bar Bakery, The Food Mill and more. At the same time, tables with the exciting raffle and silent auction items beckoned us to the adjacent rooms as we networked with old and new friends.

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Uptown Cookies

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Belinda Gay demonstrating Thermomix

 

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Silent Auction: Laura&Kiran pillows

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Silent Auction: Tudal Family Winery / Cerruti Cellars

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Member Made: Chocolates by Mike Loring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, it was time for the lovely Grand Buffet featuring rotisserie chicken, roasted lamb on the spit and a variety of salads. This was followed by a luscious Dessert Buffet donated by our members and friends Sedona Pies (Mari-Lyn Harris), Diane’s Heavenly Treats (Diane Wheeler), NUTTYness,  Flying Noir (Karen Urbanek), and Rocky Road ice cream from Dreyer’s. Illuminating presentations from committee and board members ensued, as well as a heartfelt speech from Vernon Dailey of Planting Justice.

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Chef carving the lamb

 

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One of the delicious desserts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone left the BBQ with their prizes (unless it was the 3-hr sail around the Bay on a 30 ft. cruiser/racer!) and overflowing swag bags, including goodies from Il Morso Chocolate, Numi Tea, Oaktown Spice Shop, and Visit Oakland. 9/11 has a wonderful new association now, thanks to the San Francisco Professional Food Society!

 

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Alison McQuade, Sean Timberlake, Booka Alon

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Mary Walker, Brooke Jackson, Kelly Burgoyne

 

 

 

 

 

 

A heartfelt thank you to our donors for supporting SFPFS and our event with donations for the raffles and auction:

Baia Pasta, Community Grains, Barry-Callebaut, Berkeley Repertory Theater, C’era Una Volta, Cerruti Cellars/Tudal Wineries, Edible Excursions, Guittard Chocolate Co., Kikkoman, Kuhn Rikon, Laura Chenel’s Chevre, Manicare! Tti, Meyer Corp/Analon, Miavina, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, O Olive Oil Company, Riverdog Farm, San Francisco Symphony, Sedona Pies, Silverado Cooking School, Spice Ace, Thermomix, Torani Syrup, Trader Joe’s, and Angela McManus, Carolyn Tillie, Linda Carucci, Dianne Jacob, Ellie Lavender, and Rene and Ian Matthew.

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Also, a great debt of gratitude to BBQ Committee Chair Sean Timberlake and committee members Anna Smith Clark, Adrienne d’Angelo, Carrie Galles, Jeannie Graham, Rene Matthew, Kara Nielsen, Helen Roberts, Lili Rollins, Jennie Schacht, Angela McManus, Jennie Bacon Howard and Karen Urbanek, all working behind to scenes to make this happen. Thanks, too, to SFPFS members Rosemary Mark, Deborah Olson, Robin E. H. Ove, Mary Walker, and Tamara Westerhold for their assistance.

You’ll find more event photos on our Facebook page.

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Photo Credits: David E. Ove, Robin E. H. Ove