2/12/2013 02:43:00 PM

Chef Hosted Fund-Raisers in April Worth Noting

Jason Bond of Bondir, one of the many chefs involved in the BCAE fundraiser in April
Two April events worth putting on your calendar are the 5th annual “Chefs for the Cure" fund-raiser on April 11 and Boston Center for Adult Education’s “What’s Your Beef?” scholarship fund-raiser on April 18.

On April 11, nine of Boston’s finest chefs will gather to dish out their signature bites at The Residences at W Boston to raise money for The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Joanne Chang (Myers & Chang; Flour Bakery), Brian Reyelt (Citizen Public) and Justin Winters (Cinquecento) are among those participating. A silent auction, live raffle and VIP reception with a cooking demo are part of the fun (6 PM VIP reception, $175; 7 PM general admission, $125; 100 Stuart St., click here for tickets).

On Thursday, April 18, Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) will host its second annual fundraiser: “What’s Your Beef?” Upwards of a half dozen chefs will pesent various cuts of the cow and discuss and demonstrate how to cook them. For example, Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern will show what he can do with short ribs; Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks will cook up brisket; and Douglas Rodrigues of Clio Restaurant and Louie DiBiccari of Storyville and Tavern Road deal with the round cut and the shank. Get the picture? Head to hoof.

The evening includes tasty dishes, cocktails and a live auction hosted by NECN’s Jenny Johnson. The proceeds go to the Jordan S. Ruboy M.D. Financial Aid Program, which offers scholarships to students in need and tuition vouchers for the BCAE's partnered social services agencies. Along with VIP and general admission, there’s a Chef’s Table experience, where ticketholders get an Island Creek Oyster tasting, along with a W├╝sthof gift bag, food and drink (5:45-6:30 VIP reception, $150; 6:30-9 PM, general admission, $100; $250 for chef’s table; click here for more details and tickets; 617-267-4430).

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