YUMfest is almost here!

Come to YUM Fest, a foodie fundraiser benefiting low income youth in San Francisco! With every ticket sold, one child will have the chance to attend a free hands-on cooking class through YUM Chefs. Celebrate this opportunity with an all-American menu featuring sweet and savory pies. Sip on local Almanac beer while listening to the Beardo Brothers, Kif Bender, and Mad Noise LIVE from the Wix Lounge beer garden. In between sips and nibbles, we've put together amazing silent auction packages featuring local food entrepreneurs like Dandelion Chocolate, Tacolicious, Bi-Rite, 21st Amendment Brewery and Robert Mondavi winery. We are raffling off TWO private cooking classes: a pie workshop led by Chef Leah Brooks for those looking to indulge and a vegetarian cooking class led by Chef Kyra Bramble for those looking to incorporate new recipes into a healthy lifestyle. You could even win both! With your help, YUM Chefs will be able to offer cooking classes for ALL kids. Doesn't every child deserve to know what good food is all about?

We are raffling off TWO private cooking classes.  See below for chef bios!

Leah Brooks Pie Workshop - looking to indulge?  Chef Leah will teach you how to create sweet and savory pies for every palate!

Chef Leah Brooks hails from Seattle where she graduated from culinary school and spent many years at some of the Pacific Northwest's most celebrated restaurants. After spending some time assisting her former chef teaching children's cooking classes, she knew she no longer wanted to cook at fine dining restaurants... she wanted to be in the classroom with kids. Leah was drawn to the Bay Area for it's cornucopia of fresh ingredients and the edible education movement that originates here. Most recently she has worked with Sprouts Cooking Club, a non-profit that teaches children from all socio-economic backgrounds how to cook healthy foods hands-on.  She is happy to teach aspiring chefs of all ages.

Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine by Kyra Bramble - learn healthy recipes that don't sacrifice flavor!

Chef Kyra Bramble has been cooking since she was a little girl, but first realized that she wanted to share her love during a trip to Italy when she was eighteen. There she saw that food wasn't only a pleasurable means of survival, but also a celebration of life and community. She has worked in restaurants (both front and back of house) for ten years, and graduated with honors from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 2007. She is also a travel writer and has traveled through Southeast Asia, Europe, and Central America, volunteering on organic farms, taking cooking classes, and soaking up knowledge of regional cuisines. She began teaching cooking classes with Cooking Matters! in 2010, and in 2011 with Sprouts Cooking Club, where she led a successful vegetarian improvisational class (cooking for 30+ people weekly with a CSA box and no recipes!). She is passionate about rich, flavorful, and healthy cooking techniques, and enjoys blending together flavors from all over the world. She specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisines. She is happy to teach adults or children.

You can pre-order raffle tickets when you buy your tickets (how convenient!) or you can wait until the day of the event.  Raffle tickets are $5 each, and you can purchase as many as you'd like!





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