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Be Chef for a Day at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, Enjoy Dinner for 2 in the Kitchen and Meet Alice Waters

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Be Chef for a Day at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA plus enjoy dinner for two in the kitchen after.

The Chef for a Day allows 1 person to join Chez Panisse restaurant chefs as they cook that evening’s dinner menu. The day starts at the daily chef’s meeting at 2:30PM. Winner will choose whether they would like to focus their work with the pastry or the savory chefs. After you are finished with the evening’s preparations, you and a guest will be able to enjoy all your hard work and have dinner in the downstairs kitchen.

Chez Panisse opened its doors in 1971, founded by Alice Waters and a group of idealistic friends. A neighborhood bistro, it is named after Honoré Panisse, a character in Marcel Pagnol’s 1930s movie trilogy about waterfront life in Marseille (Marius, Fanny, and César), as an homage to the sentiment, comedy, and informality of these classic films.

From the beginning, Alice and her partners tried to do things the way they would like them done at a dinner party at home, with generosity and attention to detail. The Restaurant, located downstairs, is open for dinner Monday through Saturday, by reservation only. The fixed dinner menu consists of three to four courses. The menu which changes every night is designed to be appropriate to the season and composed to feature the finest sustainably-sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry.

Bon appétit!
Donated by: Chez Panisse

Additional Lot Details
Additional Lot
Minimum of one month advance notice required. Winner will likely cook from 3:00-5:00PM followed by dinner for two in the downstairs kitchen. Travel and accommodations NOT included. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
Lot #256448

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The minimum shipping, handling and applicable insurance charge for non-tangible items is $9.95. Detailed redemption information will be emailed to the winning bidder. The minimum shipping charge for hard copies of tickets and certificates is $14.95. The minimum shipping charge for merchandise is $19.95 (shipments outside the U.S. are subject to additional shipping and customs fees). Tickets, certificates and merchandise are typically shipped with signature required, unless otherwise specified, via professional carrier. In some cases, tickets will be left at the venue's "Will Call" window under the winner's name. Merchandise is insured for the winning amount.

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Be Chef for a Day at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, Enjoy Dinner for 2 in the Kitchen and Meet Alice Waters

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