Give Me Five

Give Me Five

August 18, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
103 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest
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Give Me Five features five of Georgia's finest chefs who will prepare an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine paired by five sommeliers.


6 Chefs, 5 Sommeliers, 13 Years, 1 Goal… No Kid Hungry

Tickets – $275 Per Person or $2,500 Per Table for 10

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
6:00 p.m. – Multi-course seated dinner with live & silent auctions

Join us for this highly anticipated annual dinner featuring five of Georgia’s finest chefs who will prepare an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers. Each extraordinary course will be accompanied by commentary from our chefs and sommeliers. One in six children in America struggles with hunger, but together, we can make No Kid Hungry a reality.

Learn more about our all-star chefs and sommeliers in the tabs above.

Contact Allison Palestrini at with any questions. RSVP required, space is limited.



Jenn Hobby from The Jeff and Jenn Show on Star 94.1

Impact Speaker

Grant Rivera, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools

 2019 Participating Chefs

 Chair, Jeff Riedel, Executive Chef, 103 West

John Castelluci, Bar Mercado and The Iberian Pig

Josh Coker, The Optimist

Boyd Rose, Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar

Jordan Smith, O-Ku

2019 Participating Sommeliers

 Chair, Brian White, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Alex Brashears, Restaurant Eugene

Gil Kulers, Piedmont Driving Club

Joon Lim, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle

Patrick Peterson, AIX Restaurant

2018 Live Auction Items

$350 French Fry Dinner with Chef Matt Marcus

Round up 9 of your friends for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Atlanta dining institution, Watershed. An industry pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, the James Beard Award-winning restaurant is constantly redefining “New South” cuisine. Make room for one more, Executive Chef and Owner Matt Marcus will be seated at your table for the duration of the meal. Energetic and charismatic, this third-generation chef will guide you through the entire 7 course dining experience – plus a few extra surprises, discussing the inspiration behind every dish. You’ll kick the dinner off with their famous $350 French Fry and Champagne plate, a playful commentary on the juxtaposition of luxury and nostalgia. Each course will be perfectly paired with cocktails from Watershed’s beloved bartender, Alex Anderson, who will also pipe in with her stories and inspirations. Are you ready for a night you and your friends will be talking about for years? Then get your paddles ready to bid big on this experience.


Compliments of Chef Matt Marcus and Watershed

*Expires 8/12/2019. Based on chef availability, Sunday – Thursday. Minimum 30 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included.


Private Tamborrada Party for 10

The Tamborrada festival of San Sebastian, Spain arrives in Atlanta – on your schedule – as you host a private dinner for 10 at Eater’s 2015 “Restaurant of the Year”: Cooks & Soldiers. As the Tamborrada celebrates both culinary and military history, the citizens of San Sebastian dress up as either Cooks or Soldiers and parade through the streets every January for a 24-hour, city-wide celebration. Optional costumes will be provided to your party, and dinner will last through a delicious evening as you enjoy five family-style courses prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Ridgway accompanied by perfectly paired Basque beverages throughout, selected by General Manager and Sommelier Nicolas Quinones. March to the beat of your own drum with this one of a kind nod to Spanish revelry, cuisine and fine beverage. Salud!


Compliments of Chef Matthew Ridgway, Nicolas Quinones, Cooks & Soldiers and Castellucci Hospitality Group.

Based on availability Sunday – Friday evenings. Excludes tax and gratuity.


Shake and Bake – Cocktails and Baking Class with Atlanta’s Best

Talk about a power couple! With the highest bid, you and five friends will have the opportunity to be among the first join Sarah O’Brien, owner of The Little Tart Bakeshop, at her newest location in Summerhill  (opening this December) for a hands-on baking class accompanied by specialty cocktails crafted by her husband, Paul Calvert of Ticonderoga Club. This is the first time Sarah will be opening her kitchen to share some of her tricks of the trade. She was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award (it’s the Oscars of the food world and a really big deal)  in the Outstanding Baker category for the last three years straight – so we know you’ll walk away with some great tips. You’ll be ready to show off for your friends and family!


Compliments of Sarah O’Brien, Paul Calvert, Little Tart Bakeshop and Ticonderoga Club

*Valid January 1, 2019 – December 1, 2019. Scheduling based on availability Sunday – Thursday, minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions.


Discover Atlas – Private Dinner Party for 10

Get ready to bid on an unforgettable dinner at Atlas, one of Atlanta’s top restaurants that was recently awarded with the prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator magazine.  Executive Chef Christopher Grossman, who recently cooked at the historic James Beard House, will craft a dazzling four-course meal for your party of 10 guests accompanied by hand-selected wine pairings. This priceless dinner will be served in the comfort of Atlas’ exquisite private dining room, home to some of the world’s most impressive pieces of art pieces, all selected from The Lewis Collection, one of the largest private art collections in the world. Bidder, up!


Compliments of Executive Chef Christopher Grossman and Atlas

*Expires 8/12/2019. Based on availability Sunday – Thursday evenings. Minimum 30 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity and taxes not included.


New York City Wine & Food Festival 2018 (October 13th and 14th special event tickets)

Check your calendars now and prepare your tastebuds for takeoff as we have your tickets to the largest food and wine festival in New York City. Guests join the festival year after year to sip, swirl and savor world-class cuisine, wine and spirits served up by the industry’s finest and America’s most beloved television chefs all in support of the fight to end hunger.


Your experience will include the highly sought after Saturday night “Pasta Dinner” at Club 21 on Saturday, October 13th featuring James Beard Award-winner Chef Mark Ladner, founder of fast casual spot Pasta Flyer and the mind behind Del Posto’s now infamous 100-layer lasagna cooking. He’ll be joined by up-and-coming Chef Evan Funke, a James Beard Award nominee from the buzzed-about Los Angeles joint, Felix Trattoria.  Get your taste buds ready for an out-of-this-world dining experience as pasta perfectionists Ladner and Felix collaborate on a multi-course menu that will leave you more than satisfied.


The next day, head over to Pier 92 for the Grand Tasting event: a 130,000 square foot culinary wonderland unlike any other. Included in your ticket are: sampling hundreds of top-notch wines & spirits from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ portfolio; tasting unlimited delicious dishes from the best restaurants in NYC and beyond; joining the live audience at culinary demonstrations with over 20 culinary personalities and celebrity chefs, including many of your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel stars; and opportunities to meet your favorite chefs and go home with signed copies of their latest cookbooks.


We’re told it’s the city that doesn’t sleep, but we’ve take care of a fantastic spot for you to rest your head with a $1,000 credit to the headquarter hotel for the entire festival in the heart of NYC, Hudson Hotel. Born from the innovative vision of design impresario Philippe Starck, this New York boutique hotel, is energetic, stylish, young at heart and utterly cool.


Follow the Indigo Road…to your Home!

Raise your paddle and some of Atlanta’s most talented executive chefs will bring an unforgettable four-course dinner for 8 right to your home. The meal will be tailored to your tastes by tonight’s Elliot Cusher of Donetto and three of his esteemed colleagues from the acclaimed Indigo Road empire’s expansion (and domination) into the Atlanta food scene: Jason Stern of Colletta, Jordan Smith of O-Ku and Stuart Rogers of Oak Steakhouse. Each course will be paired with top-tier wines, selected by the team at National Distributing Company. Get your bidding arm ready for what’s sure to be an unforgettable prize!


Compliments of the participating chefs, their restaurants and National Distributing Company


*Expires 8/12/2019. Based on chef availability, Sunday – Thursday. Minimum 30 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included.


Seasonal Sensational Wine Dinner for 10

Executive Chef Marc Taft (who doubles as the President of Southern Fried Hospitality – his continually growing restaurant empire) invites you to collaborate with him on your own customized wine dinner for 10 featuring 4 courses of modern farmstead fare with perfect wine pairings at The Chicken and the Egg in Marietta. In preparation for hosting your dinner party, Chef Taft invites you and a guest to “dine around” and check out his cuisine at Brine Seafood Shack at Avalon and Feed Fried Chicken + Such at The Battery, before you pop in to The Chicken and The Egg for a casual dinner for two – meeting with the chef to discuss your preferences for the party. All the fun of hosting, none of the prep work, cooking or dirty dishes – you’re only in charge of the guest list! For added inspiration, the lucky winner tonight will receive a copy of Chef Taft’s cookbook “Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings” featuring his recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes and Coca-Cola Cake.


Based on availability. Dinner party available Sunday – Thursday evenings. Excludes tax and gratuity. “Dine Around” package includes $50 gift cards to each Brine Seafood Shake and Feed Fried Chicken + Such, and a $100 gift card for your “meet with chef” preview dinner at The Chicken and The Egg.

Ticket Levels

Table for Ten

  • One premier table for ten for the Dinner, including Cocktail Reception

Individual Ticket

  • One ticket to the Dinner and Cocktail Reception


2019 Event Chairs

Jeff Riedel

Executive Chef, 103 West
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Brian White

Sommelier, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
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2019 Participating Chefs

Josh Coker

Executive Chef, The Optimist
Full Bio

Jordan Smith

Executive chef, O-Ku
O-Ku Atlanta
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2019 Participating Sommeliers

Gil Kulers

Sommelier, Piedmont Driving Club
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Local Sponsors

Local Sponsors

103 WestAtlanta Falcons Youth FoundationAtlanta United FCPremier AgencyTreebird Branding

Media Sponsors

17th SouthAtlanta Homes & LifestylesDining Out AtlantaEncore AtlantaFlavors MagazineRestaurant InformerSimply BuckheadThe Atlantan