Philanthropic Foodies 2017

Philanthropic Foodies 2017

Philanthropic Foodies was founded for one simple goal – to eat, drink and give back to the Central New York community. “Foodies” combines a showcase of talented local chefs, products from local purveyors plus a silent and live auction. This year the event benefited Friends of Dorothy House and GiGi’s Playhouse, and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo was thrilled to host it for the very first time on July 30, 2017.

Philanthropic Foodies
Photo courtesy of John Carnessali

The event is a unique opportunity to sample delicious creations from Syracuse’s most talented culinary wizards.

The Stoop
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Modern Malt
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Modern Malt
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Bull & Bear Roadhouse
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Philanthropic Foodies
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Smoke Incorporated
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Eva's European Sweets
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Eva's European Sweets
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The raw bar from The York was a popular spot.

The York
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Empire Brewing Company
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Philanthropic Foodies 2017
Photo courtesy of John Carnassali

Our animal keeper Hannah brought Eagon, our Eurasian Eagle Owl out for a visit. Isn’t he handsome?

Hannah and Eagon
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We had food and beverage stations set up around the banquet room, on the mezzanine and outside on the patio. It ended up being a great day for a party.

Philanthropic Foodies 2017
Photo courtesy of John Carnessali
Philantrhopic Foodies 2017
Photo courtesy of John Carnessali

The event also featured a silent auction with tons of amazing prizes.

Philanthropic Foodies silent auction
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foodies silent auction
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Entertainment was provided by the Professional Victims, aka Ashley Cox and Shawn Sullivan.

Professional Victims
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The highlight of the evening was the lively live auction, where guests could bid on fabulous catering packages and other prizes.

Foodies Live Auction
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Foodies Live auction
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The event raised nearly $50,000 for Friends of Dorothy House and GiGi’s Playhouse.

GiGi's Playhouse
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GiGi's Playhouse
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Friends of Dorothy House
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We were truly honored to be involved in such an amazing event!

Philanthropic Foodies 2017
Photo courtesy of John Carnessali
Philanthropic Foodies 2017
Photo courtesy of John Carnessali

Special thanks to photographer John Carnessali for sharing the magnificent photos of the evening. 

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