Chair-ries Jubilee 2012 promises to be both a celebration of palettes and a temptation for palates.
With “AnTweaks Roadshow” as this year’s theme, the annual fundraiser presented by the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce has 10 regional chefs and restaurateurs already blending spices and stirring ingredients in preparation for a culinary display worthy of any Food Network episode.
Guests at this year’s arts-in-education fundraiser will want to come early to enjoy the delectable fare provided by some of the best chefs and caterers in the region.
“This year’s event will include some newcomers as well as some longtime favorite food contributors to Chair-ries Jubilee,” Beth Gardner, co-chairman for the caterers, said. “Guests will have a wonderful opportunity to taste a variety of flavors as they walk among the auction items and bid on their favorite pieces.”
Gardner continued, “These culinary professionals will create what we like to think of as an ‘event within an event.’ It really is an aspect of Chair-ries Jubilee that is worth the price of admission.”
Tantalizing the taste buds of attendees this year are these restaurants and caterers: Café Roma, The Catering Connection, Chattanooga Cupcakes, Cleveland Country Club, Impressions Catering, Pam’s Florist and Catering, Ray’s Catering, Romaine On the Go, Sifted Bakery and Swiss AM.
Attendees may begin with something from Romaine On the Go, a newcomer to Chair-ries Jubilee. Recognized for their “homemade catering on wheels” and service in a 75-mile radius of Chattanooga, Café Romaine will offer a tasty introduction to their catering services. Included on their menu will be chocolate-covered cherry chess bars, pineapple cream cheese raisin sandwich bites, turkey pinwheels, homemade fried tortilla chips and artichoke salsa, cucumber tea sandwiches and mini chicken biscuits.
Cleveland Country Club’s carving station will offer pork tenderloin in a raisin brandy sauce. They will also present an assortment of their signature cheesecakes.
A popular caterer returning to the event is Greg Hicks, Impressions Catering, who creates savory pasta dishes onsite.
Shannon Ritzhaupt, Café Roma, will be back with “traditional Italian antipasto, which includes balsamic mushrooms, broccoli and garlic, caprese, marinated red onions and olives.”
Swiss AM, in its second appearance at Chair-ries Jubilee, will serve a variety of appetizers.
Following something “substantial,” a variety of food stations will offer dessert, including newcomers Sifted Bakery and Chattanooga Cupcakes; Pam Mathews, Pam’s Florist and Catering, who will serve cake and punch; and Maria Jaibat, The Catering Connection, widely recognized for itssignature “pink presentations” of sweets.
“We also appreciate the support of Cooke’s Food Stores, Ooltewah Discount Liquors and Tarver Distributing for beverages,” Gardner added.
“AnTweaks Roadshow” will raise funds for arts in education programs in local schools and other arts programming throughout the community. The event takes place Friday, April 20, at the Museum Center at 5ive Points.
The silent auction and social hour begin at 6 p.m., with the live auction set for 8 p.m. Tickets, available at the Chamber of Commerce and The Red Ribbon, are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.