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Piedmont Avenue Consulting under David Mitroff’s guidance has hosted, advised and/or promoted numerous fundraising events for non-profits, colleges, and other private organizations. Below are case studies and links to some of these events.
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Contra Costa College Culinary Food and Wine Event

Annual Food and Wine Event hosted by the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College to raise funds to send the culinary students to study abroad in Italy with the Marco Polo Institute (www.MarcoPoloInstitute.org). Featuring over fifty local restaurants and wineries, the popular sip and taste gala offers a delicious diversion featuring celebrity chefs, fine wines, artisan chocolates and old fashioned food entertainment including a spirited live auction, a designer cake walk and gourmet mystery bags. A silent auction will offer array of unique beverages, adventures, dining and culinary accessories including artist designed chef coats and chef uniforms signed by the participating chefs. http://walnutcreekevents.org/event/contra-costa-college-food-and-wine-event

Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust Dinner at Diablo Country Club Diablo, CA

Narsai David is known for throwing fabulous dinner parties. But the famous foodie outdoes himself every November, when he puts together a seven-chef, four-course dinner, featuring an all-star lineup of East Bay chefs, to raise money for Contra Costa’s top teachers. This win-win event of food and philanthropy is the Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust Dinner, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. The trust has awarded more than $450,000 to date; eukelteachertrust.org. David has been involved since year one, selecting the menu, providing the wine, and hosting the black-tie-optional affair. This year’s chef lineup includes Sasa’s Sam Castro, Élevé’s Michele Nguyen, Yankee Pier’s Michael Dunn, Prima Ristorante’s Peter Chastain, Artisan Bistro’s John Marquez, Diablo Country Club’s James Santeramo, and Contra Costa College’s Nader Sharkes, whose culinary students create the dinner’s dessert course. Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust Dinner is at Diablo Country Club, 1700 Club House Rd., Diablo, tickets $150. http://www.diablomag.com/November-2011/Narsais-Dinner-Party

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Fall into Fashion – Junior League of Oakland – East Bay, Inc. at Eleve Restaurant in Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

Plan to come early and come hungry because we have secured Chocolate Indulgence People’s Choice Award winner of most decadent desert, Élevé, as our restaurant partner for the evening. Before we head to J.Crew to shop, join us at Élevé for dinner, appetizers, drinks, dessert and socialize. Élevé will generously be giving back to the League based on a percentage food and drink sales. Even if you can’t make the shopping portion of the event we encourage you to make an appearance at Élevé, where a good time will be had by all. This event just keeps getting better! This will be a great chance to mingle and catch up with everyone after the summer break – all while eating, drinking, shopping, and (best of all) supporting the League! Be sure to RSVP separately for the J.Crew shopping portion of the evening! http://www.jloeb.org/?nd=p_event_detail&key=481

Junior League of the East Bay – Chocolate Indulgence Event at Round Hill Country Club
Alamo, CA

Begin with succulent chocolate treats from local restaurants. Add a dash of tasty wine and appetizers. Finish with a silent auction, raffle prizes, and friendly competition. It’s surely a recipe for a fun and fabulous event! The Junior League of Oakland – East Bay, Inc. will host it’s annual signature fundraiser, Chocolate Indulgence. Enjoy an evening of competition, chocolate, and celebration — where local restaurants and chocolatiers compete…and all event guests are winners! http://www.jloeb.org/?nd=chocolateindulgence

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California Symphony’s ‘Virtuoso Al Fresco’ Food and Wine Classic at Lafayette Park Hotel

This annual event benefits the California Symphony and its Children’s Music Programs. Come taste the best of Wine Country and local artisan restaurants. Support the California Symphony’s goal of getting an instrument in the hand of every child. Live auction plus the Director’s Wine Lot. Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. $100-$180.

Diablo Ballet & Diablo Magazine’s Gourmet Gallop at Restaurants throughout Walnut Creek, CA

The public is invited to sip, sample and stroll their way through thirteen downtown Walnut Creek restaurant and retail locations as they experience a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure. This self-paced, self-guided stroll offers the opportunity to savor amazing food and wine while being joined by the Diablo Ballet dancers. The Gourmet Gallop benefits Diablo Ballet and its PEEK Outreach Program, bringing arts education to 5,000 under-served East Bay elementary school students each year. Tickets are on sale now to the public and only $35. http://diabloballet.org/events

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