There’s A Big Garces Foundation Food Event Happening On March 24

But if you buy your tickets now for the Garces Foundation benefit, you can save some money.

Jose Garces prepping for class at Volver's Summer School

I know it’s still February, but it already feels like spring outside. And spring is when all the big food festivals start popping back up on the calendar. So it just seems like a good time to remind everyone that on March 24, at the Loews Philadelphia on Market Street, Jose Garces and a whole bunch of chefs are going to be getting together for a big party and event to benefit the Garces Foundation (organized in 2012 to help Philly’s immigrant community–particularly those who work in the food service industry).

So it’s a big party. All the best people are going to be there. And the price of your ticket is going to help immigrant restaurant crews and their families. How could it get better?

How about if you were able to save a few bucks on your ticket if you bought it before the end of the month?

Between now and February 28, Eventbrite is waiving all their ticket processing fees for the event. Which means you’ll save about $15 on a regular ticket. Not bad, right?

So here are the rest of the important details. The event is happening from 7pm-10pm on Friday, March 24. Tickets will run you $150 for general admission, $200 for early admission and $250 for VIP, which gets you into a preview tasting and the afterparty with the chefs on the 33rd floor of the hotel.

For the event itself, there’ll be cocktails, live entertainment, a silent auction, remarks from Garces himself. And, most importantly, lots of chefs and restaurants all putting out their best snacks and small plates. Here’s what the lineup is looking like right now:

Think Local, Give Local: A Benefit For The Garces Foundation

Stations from Garces restaurants including: 24, Amada, Amada New York, Bar Volver, Buena Onda, Distrito, Distrito Moorestown, Garces and Sons coffee, Garces Events, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Volver

A Mano, Townsend Wentz

Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel

Aldine, George Sabatino

Alma de Cuba, Douglas Rodriguez

Baba’s Brew, Olga Sorzano

Bank and Bourbon, Thomas Harkins

Bing Bing Dim Sum, Ben Puchowitz

Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey

Blackfish, Chip Roman

Brauhaus Schmitz, Jeremy Nolen

Capofitto and Capogiro, Stephanie and John Reitano

Cheu Noodle Bar, Ben Puchowitz

DiBruno Bros., Emilio Mignucci

Ela, Jason Cichonski

Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga

Fork, John Patterson

Gilda’s Biscotti, Gilda Doganiero

High Street on Market, Ellen Yin

Hungry Pigeon, Pat O’Malley

Junto, MacGregor Mann

Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides

Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace

La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner

Lacroix, Jon Cichon

The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe, Jessica Nolen

Mission Taqueria, Andrew Sabin

Osteria, Jeff Michaud

Pub and Kitchen, Eli Collins

Sampan, Michael Schulson

Spread Bagelry, Larry Rosenblum

Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, Holly Harter

Townsend, Townsend Wentz

Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby

Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick

Vetri Family of Restaurants

Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Andy Weckerly

Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen

Will BYOB, Christopher Kearse

Wm. Mulherin & Sons, Marqessa Gesualdi

Zeppoli, Joey Baldino

That enough to convince you? Good. Remember: that ticket fee is only being waved for a few more days, so get yours soon at the link below.

Think Local, Give Local [Get your tickets here]