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Celebrity Chef Gala

Celebrity Chef Gala

An event like no other -- for a great cause! 

We invite you to support an extraordinary evening to benefit WesleyLife Meals on Wheels as local celebrity chefs take you on a culinary journey your taste buds will never forget!  Donations raised through the WesleyLife 2019 Celebrity Chef Gala will directly impact the lives of thousands of nutrition-vulnerable older adults in greater Des Moines by supporting the daily delivery of hot, healthy meals to individuals who might otherwise go hungry.  

The Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Gala will feature some of Des Moines' most highly regarded chefs, including Shawn Bennigsdorf (Aposto), Derek Eidson (Django), Joe Tripp (Harbinger), and Lynn Pritchard (Table 128), and pastry chef Catherine Drummond (BASH). Together, the celebrity chefs will create a multi-course culinary experience you won't want to miss.  .   

2019 Event Details

Join us Thursday, October 10, 2019

BASH Events and Catering, 1312 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa

4:45 p.m. VIP Sponsor Cocktail Reception 

6 p.m.  5 Course Dinner featuring our Celebrity Chefs

Live Auction 


$150 per person

$1,500 Table of 8

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Amanda Leinen  515.271.6719

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to partner with us in this important event? To explore our sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Leinen at (515) 271-6719 or  

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Gabus Family Foundation

Wells Fargo

Great Western Bank
LMC Insurance & Risk Management
Straub Marketing

Dorsey Whitney
Keck Parking
Plaza Florist
R & R Realty

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