I just received this in my e-mail and really think that the folks on Chowhound will want to come and support this tasty and wonderful charity event. I know many of the folks who will be bringing items to this sale and they are fabulous home bakers and pastry chefs!! I will even be baking some rugelach for the event. Anyway, here's the info:
THE SWEETEST EVENT OF THE YEAR IS ALMOST HERE!
Only 3 More Days Until the
San Francisco Professional Food Societys and the Baker's Dozen's
GREAT AMERICAN BAKE SALE
A Benefit for Children's Hunger Programs
Saturday, July 5, 10 am 3 pm
Building A Conference Center
Fort Mason, San Francisco
Plan on joining us for this special day of sweet and savory treats and family entertainment to help raise money for childhood hunger programs in America.
Just bring your wallet or checkbook and pick up on some of the best the Bay Area has to offer. FREE ADMISSION!
SWEETS, SAVORIES & OTHER GOODIES FROM
Linda Carucci, Bay Bread, Carolyn Beth Weil (new book on pies), Artisan Bakery (Sonoma), Semifreddi's (East Bay), Bakers of Paris, Lisa Lerner Chocolates, CCA Students and teachers, Sweet Things (Tiburon and SF), Hawthorne Lane, The Hilton, Full Bloom Bakery (Menlo Park), Earl Darny of Bay Wolf (Oakland), Nancy's Fancies (San Carlos), Golden Whisk, Christine Law of Postrio (SF), Scharffen Berger Chocolates, Janet Rikala (former pastry chef at Postrio), Wood Stove Kitchen's, The Baker's Dozen (cookbook in 2001), Della Fattoria, Downtown Bakery & Creamery (Healdsburg), Sugar Bowl Bakery, Upper Crust, Tante Marie Cooking School, The Nikko Hotel, St. Francis Hotel, A.C.T., Sur La Table...and dozens more.
Plus, great prices on other delectable food items. Auctions throughout the day for hotel packages, restaurant dinners, cookbooks and more. A grand raffle for overflowing gift baskets. Music, clowns, face painters, and even a sword swallower/fire eater/jellybean spitter. And many other surprises.
So please, mark your calendar, bring your kids and friends, and join us for a great time on The Bay! (The view is spectacular and there's plenty of free parking.)