Restaurants across the country are doing away with fancy black tie galas in favor of an old classic — bake sales. Some chefs are tired of the hefty costs, seven-course meals, and impersonal atmosphere involved with fundraising dinners and prefer revisit a simpler, more casual way to talk, swap ideas, and raise money in the process.
Cincinnati chef Ryan Santos plans on adding a charitable component to the all-female pastry chef bake sales he’s been hosting at Please
. “These initial bake sales were a bit of an experiment, but next season we want to let the women choose a charity of her choice,” Santos says. “We are constantly striving to create a dialogue and expand opportunities for the underserved in our complex world of hospitality.”
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