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 Gala

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. This year’s event comes with exciting changes!

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.

A New Dining Experience

Chefs will take you on a journey around the world by providing a dish of their choosing inspired by a cultural region. Guests have the opportunity to meet with each chef at interactive food stations all around the venue. Each course is paired with a wine selection. Guests will enjoy their dinner selections at assigned tables.

The chefs & menu will be announced soon!

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

Cocktail attire requested

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

 

 

Location

USCA Convocation Center

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

Dinner

7:00 pm

Chef Extravaganza Single Ticket

Ticket per person $75.00

 

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

Sponsor this Event

The 18th Annual Event Committee requests your sponsorship or donation to our great event. Your sponsorship pledge will help reduce costs associated with creating a successful event. A donation of goods and/or services will help generate additional revenue for the event’s silent auction. Your contribution will be tax-deductible, as allowable by the federal government.

Sponsorship Levels

Chef Extravaganza Premiere Sponsor

Level Amount $3,000

  • Table for advertising in premiere location
  • Live greeting by corporate representative
  • Name & logo on advertisements
  • Name & logo on event audio visual display
  • Full page event program feature
  • 2 reserved tables (16 paid tickets)

$3,000.00

Chef Extravaganza Diamond Sponsor

Level Amount $2,000

  • Name & Logo on advertisements
  • Name & logo on event audio visual display
  • Full page event program feature
  • One (1) reserved table (8 paid tickets)

$2,000.00

Chef Extravaganza Emerald Sponsor

Level Amount $1,500

  • Name & Logo on advertisements
  • Name & logo on event audio visual display
  • Name listed in event program
  • Four (4) paid dinner tickets

$1,500.00

Chef Extravaganza Ruby Sponsor

Level Amount $1,000

  • Guarantees recognition of the item
    or monetary donation and its/their value
  • Name & logo on event audio visual display
  • Name listed in event program
  • Two (2) paid dinner tickets

$1,000.00

Chef Extravaganza Patron Sponsor

Level Range Amount $250-$500

  • Guarantees recognition of the item or
    monetary donation and its value
  • Name & logo on event audio visual display
  • Name listed in event program
  • One (1) paid dinner ticket

Chef Extravaganza Music / Band Sponsor

Level Amount $500

 

$500.00

Chef Extravaganza Wine Sponsor

Level Amount $300

 

$300.00

17th Annual • November 6, 2020 Playback & Photos

This 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