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Join Chef Jose Garces and Philadelphia’s best chefs for the Think Local/Give Local benefit on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The city’s finest chefs deliver an unforgettable epicurean experience highlighting Philadelphia’s vibrant culinary scene. Many consider it the best benefit in Philadelphia and always say how much they enjoyed the incredible music, fun and lively auctions, and of course, the stellar VIP experience…


Featuring Local Chefs

  • Adam Delosso
  • Adrian Estrada
  • Aedo Rufino
  • Andrew Sabin
  • Andy Satinsky
  • Ben Puchowitz
  • Benjamin Dela Pena
  • Brad Gillispie
  • Brad Spence
  • Brett Naylor
  • Eli Collins
  • Greg Vernick
  • Guillermo Pozos
  • Jason Cichonski
  • Jeff Grimes
  • Jeff Michaud
  • Joe Mikitish
  • Joey Baldino
  • John Patterson
  • Jonathan Cichon
  • Jose Garces
  • Juan Lopez
  • Kenneth Bush
  • Lily Fisher
  • Maria Schmidt
  • Michael Han
  • Nate Johnson
  • Nicholas Elmi
  • Olga Sorzano
  • Peter Woolsey
  • Rich Freedman
  • Rich Landau
  • Sally Song
  • Scott Schroeder
  • Stephanie & John Reitano
  • Steve Kim
  • Sylva Senat
  • Thomas Harkins
  • Yehuda Sichel

Tickets On Sale Now!


General Admission: $150

Early Admission: $200 Sold Out!

VIP Admission: $285 Sold Out!


Live Auction Items


The Ultimate New Year's Eve Times Square Experience

View the Ball Drop in luxury at one of Midtown Manhattan’s newest boutique hotels – LUMA Hotel Times Square!

A two night stay in a spacious Skyline view suite, filled with natural light and dramatic art, with a surprise welcome amenity. Enjoy one King bed with plush frette bedding, along with a Queen-sized sofa bed in separate living area, and premium amenities. This package includes:

  • Frette LUMA Robe and Slippers to take home
  • Breakfast for two (provided by Ortzi Restaurant), daily
  •  New Year’s Eve dinner for two, with wine pairing (provided by Ortzi Restaurant)
  • Guests’ choice of in room bottle service or bottle of sparkling wine with hors d’oeuvres and sweets (provided by Ortzi Restaurant), served at 11:30 pm in anticipation of Ball Drop
  • VIP experience at neighboring Bryant Park’s Winter Village including ice skating tickets, skate rental, hot cocoa, and locker to stow belongings

Additionally, Luma is generously offering 15% off all future bookings for Garces fans by visiting and entering the code GARCES .

Luna Farm Private Dinner

Private 5-course dinner for 10 at Luna Farm, hosted by Chef Garces and Marc Vetri during summer 2018, with the date to be determined.. Named for the region’s breathtaking harvest moons, Luna Farm is a sustainable, all-organic 40-acre farm in Ottsville, PA


African Safari

You and a guest will spend 5 days and 4 nights in the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve, located next to Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa. Accommodations include the comforts of private baths, luxury suites, and cooling units – all with fabulous views looking out at the preserve and waterholes. Activities include game drives in open jeeps, guided hikes and walks giving you the opportunity to see resident elephants, cheetahs, lions, and the unique resident white and black rhinos.


Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

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