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A Vintage Evening dinner and auction with chef Thierry Rautureau

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The Edmonds Community College Foundation’s fundraising auction will feature Seattle’s Chef in the Hat – James Beard Award-winning Thierry Rautureau of Rover’s and Luc restaurants. Chef Rautureau will oversee the gala event’s dinner menu and work with students in the college’s highly regarded culinary arts program. Get tickets to the event.


Chef Rautureau’s turn as honorary chef is another nice boost for the Foundation, which is currently soliciting donations and sponsorships. This is the 28th year for one of the area’s biggest gala events and fundraisers, bringing in needed money for student scholarships and faculty support. The Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships each year to help area students succeed.

Chef Rautureau’s participation follows four-time James Beard finalist Ethan Stowell in 2012. Indeed, the auction has welcomed a regional food scene veritable who’s who in recent years, including Peter Levine (The Waterfront Seafood Grill), Wayne Johnson (Andaluca), Lynne Vea (PCC Natural Markets), Doug Wilson (Ten Mercer) and Holly Smith (Café Juanita).

Now is the time to donate an item or sponsor the auction. All donors receive recognition for their gifts at the event, in the auction catalog, and in the Foundation newsletter, as well as donation tax deductions.

The auction is looking for things like easy weekend getaways, stays at time shares or vacation homes, local events, exclusive wines from personal collections, group dining events, experience gifts, home and vehicle services, and much more.

There are also still a number of auction sponsorship and table sponsorship opportunities remaining. Call Kathy Coffey at 425.640.1512.


The Edmonds Community College Foundation, established in 1982, supports access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at Edmonds Community College.

The Edmonds Community College Foundation Board of Directors is: Jean Sittauer (Chair), Ken Chandler (Vice Chair), Doug Fair (Secretary), Diana Clay (Treasurer), Steve Pennington (Past Chair), Ruth Arista, Mark Bailey, Nils Bajczuk, Nicholas Echelbarger, Logan Harris, Kim Karrick, Libby Lewis, Michael P. Meiers, Karen Miller, Dean Nichols, Wendy Popke, Meg Rankin, Ken Reid, and Paull Shin.

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