Louisville “Flash Auction”

February 20, 2017
in News and Events

For our annual fundraiser at the IACP conference in Louisville, we’ve put together a “flash auction.” The event is completely sold out, so if you’re one of the lucky ticket holders, you’ll be able to bid directly on the night. If not, perhaps you know someone who will be at the event on Saturday, March 4th, and can get them to bid on your behalf! The final order may vary, and actual package contents may shift, so check back for updates and additions.

PLUS: Attendees have a chance to donate to the Trust in amounts as low as $25 — and to win a signed copy of The French Chef by Julia Child. Yes. Signed by Julia herself.

The Culinary Trust is grateful for the generous support of Michter’s, makers of hand-crafted small-batch whiskey, bourbon and spirits, for underwriting our event.

Lot 101 - Two Jacques Pepin prints - $450 estimated retail value (ERV)

You’ll be able to bid on two high-quality numbered prints of two paintings by the legendary Jacques Pepin, both painted especially for The Culinary Trust. One includes “Birthday Flowers” (left) which Jacques painted in celebration of his own 80th birthday. The prints come with a solid foam core for easy transport and can fit into a carry-on suitcase. They are ready for immediate framing. Keep one, give one away? A lasting memento from an inspiring chef.

Lot 102 - Two registrations to IACP 2018 in New York City ($1,400)

IACP will hold its 40th Anniversary conference in the Big Apple in 2018. So get a friend and bid together! This package includes two full registrations to next year’s conference. You’ll be able to register on the first day that registration goes live, too, so you can be sure you get into the sessions you want. The conference will be held February 22-25th, 2018. IACP estimates the cost of the conference will be around $695 but this could change, so lock in your price now by bidding on this package! Please note: This doesn’t include any optional tours, add-on days or hotel accommodation.

Lot 103 - Best of Lousville basket ($550)
Take the taste of Louisville home with you! This package include an “Eat Your Bourbon” basket from Bourbon Barrel Foods with their amazing smoked salt, pepper and paprika, plus hand-crafted beautiful stoneware from Louisville Stoneware, an assort of Southern cookbooks, local artisan chocolates, mint julep makings, fleur de lis Christmas ornaments and more. Added bonus: This package includes shipping the whole lot to your home, so you don’t have to figure out how to pack it or pay an extra luggage fee. Yay! (U.S. addresses only).

Lot 104 - One week at Twin Palms on Anna Maria Island ($2,500)

Get up to nine of your best friends together and bid on this one! Twin Palms Florida is a private home just steps to the sugar white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. It’s the part-time home of New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Flinn. The house sleeps 10 and includes its own private heated pool. As you’d expect, it has a fully stocked kitchen and shelves filled with cookbooks. Anna Maria Island is known for its laid-back atmosphere, amazing beaches and excellent local restaurants. It’s also right next to the historic village of Cortez, the last working fishing village in Florida and a prime spot for fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Some black-out dates apply.  Valid through December 1st, 2018.

Lot 105 - Petrichor Wine Country Culinary Trip ($2,200)

Pack your bags for the wine country! You and three friends will be guests at Petrichor Vineyards for an unforgettable experience. You’ll stay on site at Petrichor’s vineyards, perched high above the Russian River Valley atop the westernmost ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains that divide Napa and Sonoma counties. You’ll spend a full day cooking with best-selling author and Emmy-award winning TV host Raghavan Iyer.  After your extensive cooking Asian cooking lesson, you’ll sit down to a beautiful table in the vineyard courtyards with some excellent wine. Some blackout dates apply. Please note this package has a minimum bid threshold. Valid through December 1, 2018.

Lot 106 - NYC Insider’s Food Trip for Two ($1,600)

This amazing package will allow you and a friend to create your own ultimate food lover’s trip to New York. First, you’ll receive a $500 gift certificate to study anything your heart desires from the extensive list of classes at the new state-of-the-art Institute of Culinary Education.

But that’s not all. You’ll also get a unique behind-the-scenes tour at the offices of Food52.com and leave with an armload of signed books. You’ll get to take your choice of one of the fascinating food tours hosted by Culinary & The City Tours. Then, experience a meal in the home of a true New Yorker with EatWith.com. Pasta in Brooklyn? Chinese in Queens? It’s up to you thanks to this innovative new site. You’ll also be able to pick and choose where you stay, too, with a $250 credit from AirBnb.

Lot 107 - Tour Seattle’s Food Scene ($1,600)

This awesome package will give you an insider’s look at another great food city, this time on the West Coast. First, you’ll get a private cooking lesson with New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Flinn in her kitchen. (The lesson can accommodate up to four.) Afterward, you’ll sit down to a beautiful table with Washington state wines.

You’ll also experience one of the top meals in the city with dinner for two at the ever-so-French Loulay courtesy of celebrity chef Thierry Rautureau. Your package include two nights at an AirBnb in the hot Capitol Hill neighborhood. You’ll also get these awesome tours (all for two):
  • Theo Chocolate Tour + a copy of their new cocokbook
  • Pike Place Market Tour with Savor Seattle
  • Woodinville winery tour of four wineries

Finally, you’ll get a basket of Northwest goodies, including smoked salts, Caffe Vita coffee, Rubs with Love by Tom Douglas, grilling planks and more. Some blackout dates apply.

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