King Estate Caters the 8th Annual FOOD for Lane County Empty Bowls Dinner & Auction

October 02 2011

King Estate Caters the 8th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner & Auction
This year, King Estate had the pleasure of catering the 8th Annual FOOD for Lane County Empty Bowls Dinner & Auction which took place Saturday evening, October 1, in the FOOD for Lane County warehouse. Storage docks that normally hold boxes of food were transformed into a harvest fair complete with shops replete with colorful awnings and stocked with auction items for all to see and bid on. A live auction was conducted in between dinner courses in the dining area, where guests had the chance to win trips to Hawaii and Mexico, Oregon sunstone jewelry, season passes to the Bach Festival, and lots of other exciting packages. Watch the video below that played before the meal to get a closer look at the 5 course menu King Estate prepared and meet some of the farmers that supplied ingredients.

The evening exceeded expectations by raising nearly $300,000 to fight hunger in Lane County where 1 in 3 residents are eligible for emergency food assistance. 40% of those eligible residents happen to be children. Learn how you can help fight starvation in Lane County at http://www.foodforlanecounty.org

Here are some photos from the evening:

2011 Steering Committee Co-Chairs Jon and Dana Texter

2011 Steering Committee Co-Chairs Jon and Dana Texter

Executive Chef Michael Landsberg prepares the fish course, whiskey-pepper cured salmon

Executive Chef Michael Landsberg prepares the fish course, whiskey-pepper cured salmon

Ed King, among others, bid on silent auction items.

Ed King, among others, bid on silent auction items.

Some of the salad ingredients came from FOOD for Lane County's Youth Farm.

Some of the salad ingredients came from FOOD for Lane County's Youth Farm.

Chef Landsberg introduces the crowd to the menu and some of the farmers and ranchers that provided ingredients

Chef Landsberg introduces the crowd to the menu and some of the farmers and ranchers that provided ingredients

Karla Rubi Villegas-King and Jodee King

Karla Rubi Villegas-King and Jodee King

Executive Chef Michael Landsberg, Visitor Center Manager Austin Kumm, Director of Hospitality Autumn Brown, and Souf Chef Benjamin Nadolny in the kitchen after dinner.

Executive Chef Michael Landsberg, Visitor Center Manager Austin Kumm, Director of Hospitality Autumn Brown, and Souf Chef Benjamin Nadolny in the kitchen after dinner.