~SUMMERTINI~ is just a couple of weeks away! SummerTini is the fifth annual benefit for CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service). The CHEFS program is part of Episcopal Community Services, and provides culinary training and employment placement for homeless adults in San Francisco. More than 80 percent of CHEFS graduates find work in restaurants, hotels, and nursing homes.

SummerTini showcases specialty hors d'oeuvres from San Francisco's top restaurants, infused martinis, and alcohol-free creations. The event features a live auction (GREAT deals to be found, folks, including restaurant certificates!), raffles, signature-infused Ciroc and Tanqueray No. Ten martinis, and hors d'oeuvres from Ducca, Sens, Thirsty Bear, E & O Trading Company, LarkCreekSteak, the Plant Cafe Organic, Millennium, Poleng Lounge, Hayes Street Grill Bar & Grill, Kuleto's, Roots, Havana Cuban Cuisine, Home of Chicken and Waffles, 4505 Meats, Pralines by Yvonne, King of Mushrooms, and Sukhi's Indian Cuisine.

Make this your Friday night happy hour and help fight homelessness in our city with one of the most effective programs I've ever seen. Eric Tucker, executive chef of Millennium restaurant and a driving force behind SummerTini, sees the benefit of the program firsthand. "The CHEFS program provides a great service to the community. It transforms lives! As an instructor who has worked with the students, I can vouch for the program's offering tangible job skills in the food service industry, as well as giving the students hope and confidence in themselves."

Fri. June 19th, 2009

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St.
Cross: 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA



Tickets are $100.
$75 for guests 35 and under.

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