Baltimore’s premier food and beverage event is back to benefit the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware!
Santé: A Culinary Odyssey takes place Thursday, Mar. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the American Art Visionary Museum in Downtown Baltimore.
With over 300 guests anticipated, this business casual evening will feature tastings from 25+ of Baltimore’s best restaurants, caterers and chefs, paired with enticing beverages.
Adding to the fun will be celebrity judges, the People’s Choice competition, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, dining, entertainment, local art, spa, health and fitness, and vacation packages. Guests also can bid on one-of-a-kind experiences in the live auction.
“Santé was one of our most popular events and we are delighted to bring it back as a fun way for foodies and others alike to celebrate and have a great time,” said Pattie Dash, executive director of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware. “The event also puts the spotlight on kidney disease, which affects 1 in 9 Marylanders, and takes more lives than breast and prostate cancers.”
Sumeska Thavarajah, MD (chair of the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board and assistant professor of medicine – Division of Nephrology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) is the Santé event chair, while (executive sous chef – Baltimore Country Club and kidney transplant recipient) is returning to chair its Restaurant Recruitment Committee.
Proceeds from Santé will support the Foundation’s local patient emergency assistance program, providing essentials such as medication, food, transportation to dialysis, housing costs and utilities. Dollars raised also help fund vital research from the top nephrologists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center.
Admission to this business casual event is $100/person or $2,500 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets or tables and/or to receive sponsorship, vendor participation or auction donation information, visit www.kidneymd.org or call Pattie Dash at 443.322.0378.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.