News


350 join in PPIE's 'Toasts & Tastes of Fall' gala

10th culinary event raises funds for schools

Business leaders, chefs and city, civic and education organizations raised thousands of dollars for schools last Saturday at the 10th annual culinary competition hosted by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation.

More than 350 enthusiastic "taste testers" filled the dining and assembly area at California Center for the "Toasts & Tastes of Fall" fundraiser.

In addition to ticket sales at $75 each, PPIE generated additional funds from tables filled with special offers in a silent auction that lasted throughout the evening.

A total of 15 culinary teams competed in tasting categories. The included Almond's Kitchen, Eddie Pappa's, FAZ, Forno Vecchio, Mangia Mi and On the Vine Catering in the Slow category; Baci Bistro & Café, Blue Agave Club, The Hopyard, Pans on Fire, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards and Valley Catering in the Savory category; and, Primrose Bakery, Sweet Freedom Bake Shop and Sweet & Savory in the Sweet category.

Sponsors of this year's event included the Pleasanton Weekly, Clorox, Fremont Bank, KKIQ, Oracle, Robert Half International, Black Tie Transportation, Kaiser Permanente, Ogden Costa Creative Group, Stoneridge Creek, Vulcan Materials, Balloons & Beyond, Pleasanton Police Officers Charitable Foundation, New Leaf Market and Pleasanton Rentals.

Comments

There are no comments yet, please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 1,053 views

Planning the "Pleasanton way"
By Tim Hunt | 13 comments | 938 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 510 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 470 views