15th Annual Pendleton Foundation Live Chef Auction at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
The Pendleton Foundation is excitedto announce that tickets are on sale now for its 15thAnnual Live Chef Auctionfundraiser. The auctionwill be heldWednesday, October 30, 2019,at 5:30 p.m. at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa.
Guests have the opportunity to bid on 10 -15of the Coachella Valley’s most spectacular chefs. Successful bidders will have their chef preparea private meal for eight, either at the patron’s home or the chef’s restaurantat a future date.
Ticketsto the eventare $150($75 tax deductible)and include an outdoor wine reception where chefs showcase the preparation of appetizers for guests to enjoy, followed by a hand-crafted, multi-course dinnerprepared by four of the Valley’s leading chefs. Following dinner is the always-entertaining auction showcasing the talented chefsand their fabulous dinner packages, alongwith countless surprises. Executive chefs from the following restaurants have previously participated: The Parker Palm Springs, Ruth’s Chris, Cork Tree, Hyatt Grand Champions, Cork & Fork, The Ritz Carlton, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Tommy Bahama, Vintage Club, Miramonte Resort & Spa, Bellatrix at the Classic Club, Thunderbird Country Club, and Renaissance Esmeralda Resort.
Founded in 2005, the Foundation is named for Karen Pendleton who was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of colon cancer and could not afford the treatment necessary to save her life. The Pendletons, along with the help of friends and Chef Herve Glin, organized a chef’s auction to help raise money for Karen’s surgery. More than 20 of the Valley’s top chefs were auctioned off for private dinners and thanks to the money raised, Karen was able to have a successful surgeryand has been in complete remissionsince then.In 2015she was released fromdoctors’care, having been cancer-free for 10straight years.
Today the non-profit organization is dedicated to helping meet the financial needs of Coachella Valley cancerpatients with food, gas, utilities and rent assistance while in treatment. According to the Pendleton Foundation President Sean Roberts, the organization distributes more than $40,000 per monthto local residents in need.
To purchase tickets to the auction, make a donation,or for more information about the Pendleton Foundation, visit www.thependletonfoundation.orgor call 760-776-0880