Annual dinner auction could raise thousands for Family Christian Development Center

by Kate Stoltzfus for Flavor 574August 04, 2014
A $65 seat for a meal has never been more popular. The third annual Come to the Table dinner auction is less than a week away, and its 336 tickets have already sold out.
The meal and auction are predicted to raise $92,000 for the center, said director Mark Mikel. All funds will help support its various community programs, such as a clothing closet, food pantry and baby health care.
For the evening, 12 pairs of local chefs and farmers will collaborate to create an extravagant 12-course meal. Guests will sample dishes like wasabi beef sliders, bacon-wrapped chicken thighs, a fresh salad from Heritage House and a welcome dessert drink made with ice cream from The Chief.
“We came up with the idea of pairing local farmers and chefs together, saying ‘Here are the ingredients, go make something wonderful,’” Mikel said.
While each course is served, the chef and farmer who created the dish will share their process using locally sourced products, in the tradition of the growing farm-to-fork movement.