Tickets are Now on Sale for the Third Annual Garces Foundation Gala


Tickets are now on sale for Jose Garces’s third annual Garces Foundation Gala. The event is being held on Wednesday, October 29th at the Kimmel Center and raises money for education and medical care of Philadelphia immigrants.

The theme of the gala is Think Local/Give Local and chef Garces has handpicked a group of local chefs to join him in highlighting Philadelphia’s culinary talent.

The evening is divided into two parts. A VIP Chef Tasting Dinner and Chef Experience will be offered from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The VIPs will meet-and-greet the chefs before heading to the rooftop Hamilton Garden to enjoy a three-course family style seated meal cooked by Garces, Eli Kulp (Fork, High Street,, Rich Landau (Vedge), Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga, The Fat Ham), Peter Serpico (Serpico) and Greg Vernick (Vernick Food + Drink).

The gala starts at 6:30 p.m. on the main floor of the Kimmel Center with more than 25 local chefs showing off their talents and local ingredients. General admission tickets are $200 and along with sponsorships can be purchased at the Garces Foundation website.

Guests will enjoy tastes of local dishes by Garces Group Chefs including:

  • Dave Conn (Tinto)
  • Nate Johnson (Garces Trading Company)
  • Maria Schmidt (Amada)
  • Jose Olmeda (Rosa Blanca)
  • Volver experience by Natalie Maronski

The gala also features chefs:

  • Jon Cichon (Lacroix)
  • Jason Cichonski (Ela, The Gaslight)
  • Nicholas Elmi (Laurel)
  • Chris Kearse (Will BYOB)
  • Josh Lawler, (The Farm and the Fisherman)
  • Adam Leonti (Vetri)
  • Jeff Michaud (Osteria)
  • Brett Naylor (Oyster House)
  • Jeremy Nolen (Brauhaus Schmitz)
  • Aimee Olexy (Talula’s Garden)
  • Chris Paulikas (coZara)
  • Konstantinos Pitsillides (Kanella)
  • Ben Puchowitz (Cheu Noodle Bar)
  • Douglas Rodriguez (Alma de Cuba)
  • Chip Roman (Blackfish, The Treemont)
  • Scott Schroeder (South Philly Taproom, American Sardine Bar)
  • Brad Spence (Amis)
  • Tim Spinner (La Calaca Feliz, Cantina Feliz, Taqueria Feliz)
  • Chiaki Takada and Ben Dayag (Morimoto)
  • Marc Vetri (Vetri Family)
  • Townsend Wentz (Townsend)
  • Hiroyuki Zama Tanaka (Zama)
  • Peter Woolsey (Bistrot La Minette)

Garces Foundation [Official]