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A Chefs' Affaire

Thursday, Sept. 29 at Boise Centre

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When times are tough, many folks trade luxury for simplicity. Sadly those less fortunate often trade simplicity for nothing at all. Emergency food stamps are more in demand than ever and an increasing number of Idaho children only get meals at school and go home still hungry.

There's no doubt about it--the recession has hit many Idahoans right in the gut. And that's why the Idaho Foodbank's palate-pleasing fundraiser, A Chefs' Affaire, is so important.

Created 13 years ago, A Chefs' Affaire is a black-tie event that brings awareness to hunger. More importantly, it raises funds to feed hungry Idaho families. Although it is first and foremost a six-course, plated dinner, A Chefs' Affaire also features a raffle and silent auction. Bidders compete for package deals from local vendors and to win weekend getaways. Keeping the focus on food, bidders will also vie to win a private meal with friends, prepared by one of the acclaimed Idaho chefs who contribute their skills to the event.

Though hunger is a sobering reality, the Idaho Foodbank ensures that A Chefs' Affaire will be a memorable and entertaining experience. This year, LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, an R&B and soul group from Seattle, will serenade attendees in an exclusive concert and reception before dinner. Swank attire, fine dining and great music combine to make an event sure to whet your appetite for helping those in need.