A Chef’s Extravaganza

A Chef’s Extravaganza is a unique night of fine wine and food. This dinner event offers a multi-course menu, a selection of fine wines and live entertainment. Created in 2004, the event is a fundraiser for Helping Hands, Inc., in support of our programs for youth and families in Aiken and surrounding counties.

International Food & Wine

November 6, 2021

Please join Helping Hands, Inc. for its 18th annual A Chef’s Extravaganza on November 6, 2021. Last year, we held a virtual event with a livestream attended by dinner participants and supporters due to COVID-19.

The evening features cuisine from around the world – a fun, multi-course dinner prepared by local chefs paired with a selection of fine wines, and entertainment.

The Return of the Virtual Format

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided meal with wine all in the comfort of their own home. They can also join us during the livestream while they wine and dine.

Chefs & Menu

Chef Rob Harper
USC Aiken
Moules Belgian Mussels

Chef Jeffrey Hairston
Rose Hill , Aiken
White Asparagus Soup with Gorgonzola, Truffle & Crispy Leeks

Chef John Macdonald
Augusta University Medical Center
Sodexo – Augusta, GA

Moroccan Kefta Kabob with Taboulleh, Roasted heirloom tomato and Spiced yogurt dressing

Chef Dominic Simpson
Salt & Marrow, North Augusta
Wood Roasted Cornish Hen with Three-cheese Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Chimichurri

Chef Christian Carlisle
Blue Collard, Aiken
Mango & Passion fruit Macarons

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will include a variety of goods and services donated by individuals and businesses from our community. Items will be displayed on-site. The event will use an online bidding platform. All proceeds will benefit Helping Hands.

Attire

Dress to impress from the waste up!

Due to Covid-19, this event format is subject to change. All changes will be communicated with registrants prior to the event.

 

 

Pick-Up Location

USCA Convocation Center

University of South Carolina Aiken
2049 Champion Way
Graniteville, SC 29829

Enter the parking lot at Proud Pacer Drive (the entrance that has the USC Aiken digital sign) to avoid the COVID Testing entrance.

Curbside Pick-Up Times

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – You do not have to schedule a pick-up time this year. Please arrive at a time that works best for you.

Safety precautions will be observed. 

Livestream

7:00 pm

If you have questions, give us a call at 803-648-3456 or email admin@helpinghandsaiken.org.

Our Generous Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

Ruby Sponsors

  • Aiken Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Aiken Standard
  • Meadows Media
  • Overstreet
  • Security Federal

Patron Sponsors

  • Bechtel
  • Bit Services
  • Cindy Kelly
  • J.E. Stewart Builders, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

17th Annual • November 6, 2020 Playback & Photos

Last year’s event was a different dining experience, our first ever virtual event! Guests had the opportunity to enjoy a guided online four-course meal with wine all in the comfort of their own home. They joined our first ever livestream while they sip and dined on food prepared by Chefs Brandon Velie, Dwayne Ligons, and Jeffrey Hairston. Enjoy this replay of our livestream!

17th Annual • November 6, 2020 Playback & Photos

Last year’s event was a different dining experience, our first ever virtual event! Guests had the opportunity to enjoy a guided online four-course meal with wine all in the comfort of their own home. They joined our first ever livestream while they sip and dined on food prepared by Chefs Brandon Velie, Dwayne Ligons, and Jeffrey Hairston. Enjoy this replay of our livestream!

 United Way

Contact Us

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 503 Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 648-3456
Fax: (803) 641-4161