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Chefs de Cuisine hosts 3 major fundraising events each year: Mardi Gras, Sebastian Murabito Golf Tournament, and Octoberfest. These events go to funding our culinary arts scholarships, supporting our Junior Chefs Culinary (Hot Foods) team and our Knowledge Bowl team, and our numerous educational activities. Go to our Upcoming Events page to get specific details about when and where.

Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras, generally held in February or March, is a culinary extravaganza to celebrate Mardi Gras in grand style with music, dancing and and small plates of food prepared by several of our members. Held at Andre's South Banquet Hall, Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for the top three costumes. A Silent Auction and Raffle are held during this event and there is a POT OF GOLD drawing at the end of the night.

Reservations are generally about $40 per person, or tables of 10 can be reserved for $400. Invite family and friends to this delightful and fun event, and encourage them to "dress up"!

If you are interested in donating an item for one of our Silent Auctions, please contact one of our Fund-Raising co-chairs, Russel Cunningham (rcunningham@stlunionstationhotel.com) or Brian Jennings (bwjennings17@gmail.com). Donations are tax-deductible.

Sebastian Murabito Golf Tournament

The Sebastian Murabito Golf Tournament is named in honor of Sebastian "Porky" Murabito for his dedication to our organization through his constant participation in many of our fund-raising events and his love for golf. The tournament is a Four-Person Scramble style event and is generally scheduled for early June. Generally, a continental breakfast is served in the morning during the registration period (7:30 am), tournament play starts about 8:30 am with a shotgun start, lunch is served on the course, and after play has concluded, heavy hors d'oeuvres are served during the awards ceremony. Several awards are awarded: best team score, closest to the pin, etc.

The funds raised at this event target supporting culinary arts scholarships for our professional and senior chefs, as well the other purposes noted above. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies at 3 levels: Gold ($775) - 4 players, Silver ($500) - 2 players, and Bronze ($250) - signage only. Additionally, individuals can register at $150. Donations are tax-deductible. Contact Anne Horton (anne.horton@pfgc.com) or Brian Jennings (bwjennings17@gmail.com) for more information.

Octoberfest

The St. Louis Chefs Cheftoberfest is held in October at the Anheuser Busch Biergarten. More than twenty chefs will prepare their versions of Cheftoberfest fare as small plates of food, each with a toast to the season, the festival, and Anheuser Busch’s portfolio of beers. A Silent Auction and Raffle are held at these events. Silent Auction items are solicited from members, Chapter Partners, and outside groups.

Reservations are generally about $40 per person, or tables of 10 can be reserved for $400. This venue can easily hold of 300 people - so invite any and all your friends and family. At an affordable price, you'll be able to taste these chef's seasonal fare and wash it down with one of our city's favorite beers.

If you are interested in donating an item for one of our Silent Auctions, please contact one of our Fund-Raising co-chairs, Russel Cunningham (rcunningham@stlunionstationhotel.com) or Brian Jennings (bwjennings17@gmail.com). Donations are tax-deductible.