Veggielution’s annual fundraising dinner, Bounty of Heart’s Delight, will be held at our community farm on Saturday, August 27th. The dinner is our communal celebration of local, sustainably produced food, with over 200 guests in attendance.
Bounty of Heart’s Delight is Veggielution’s premier fundraising event, the proceeds of which benefit our ongoing community engagement and education programs. We believe in the power of food and farming to build not only physical health, but a strong community whose members are working together to create greater economic opportunity in East San Jose. Your support will help extend our community outreach and enable our programs to be accessible to even more people that need them.
This year’s dinner features guest chef Matt Close from the renowned Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub in downtown San Jose. We will follow up the dinner with the crowd favorite Barn Dance.
WHO'S OUR CHEF?
Chef Matt Close
Starting his culinary career as a dishwasher/prep-cook Matt has always loved to the restaurant business. Working his way up from line cook, to sous chef for a michelin starred French Chef, to eventually becoming an Executive Chef, Matt has spent his formative years developing a style of cuisine that is based on the Bay Area’s unique ethnic background. Years of cooking, eating, traveling, and a little drinking, led Matt to create the creative ingredient driven menu at The Firehouse No.1 in downtown San Jose. Once a college dive bar, the Firehouse is now a destination for foodies from all over. Currently Chef Matt is heading up the kitchen at The Halford Gastropub which is due to open this summer in Santa Clara.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
This is Veggielution’s most important fundraising event in which we thank our sponsors for their help in making this non-profit organization successful. This is also an opportunity for the community of San Jose to network and experience the benefits Veggielution has placed in the heart of Silicon Valley. We need your help to make this event a huge success for Veggielution! This year, our goal is to raise up to $40,000 and with you help, we can make this happen! This year's event will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4:30pm-10pm at Veggielution.
Sign up HERE to help volunteer!
We need volunteers for:
Saturday Event Set-up and Execution (Saturday August 27th from 10am to 10pm)
Sunday Clean-up (Sunday August 28th from 10am to 4pm).
Volunteers who work at the event will receive some amazing food (Yes, food is love and it’s free!).
We are happy to sign off on volunteer hours for volunteers who work any of the days provided above. This includes community service hours, course credit requirement, or Fraternity/Sorority credit. Those able to work the cleanup shift on Sunday will receive breakfast, coffee, and a discount coupon to our farm stand. How cool is that?!
We will be assigning tasks to you all based on your availability time you have chosen. If you have a group of 15 people or more that would be interested in helping us with this special event please contact Sharon Cardenas or Dana Shinners.