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CFF Care Center Ultimate Toy Drive

While advances in medicine have changed the lives of many people living with cystic fibrosis, care center visits and hospital stays become a normalized part of one’s daily routine. Due to infection, someone with CF is often isolated and not allowed in hospital common areas during their stay. A common cold can be life threatening to someone with CF. Because of easily transmitted germs in a playroom setting, it could be detrimental for a child’s health to do something as simple as share toys with other children. 

At the Grand Chefs Experience, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase $3,000 worth of toys and then donate them directly to Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago. The toys will then be given to children and teenagers as they attend treatments and stay in the hospital. Whether it’s a new book, princess dress up kit, or Lego action figure—you will be sure to bring a smile to a child’s face with this 100% tax deductible donation. The donor will also have the opportunity to deliver the toys directly to the hospital and meet the cystic fibrosis care team that cares for these children on a daily basis. 

Private Paradise in Bali

Vacation for 8 people

Experience the enchanted island of Bali and its luscious valleys, beautiful beaches, and serene mountains with a seven (7) - night stay in a private villa for eight guests. Sitting just a few hundred meters from the beach, Villa Paradiso features stunning views of the lush river valley and mountains beyond. The four (4) - bedroom villa features a private 40 foot tiled swimming pool, eight person jacuzzi, stunning water fall for meditation, and fully equipped kitchen.

While you may never want to leave your private paradise, complimentary breakfast is served daily at the Garden Café next door. On an evening of your choice, you will be served a special Balinese dinner featuring a variety of spices, blended with fresh vegetables, meat and fish that will demonstrate the indigenous tradition of the Balinese people. Spend a day swimming alongside octopus, turtles, reef sharks, or blue-spotted stingrays while a master diver takes you into the sea for a dive or snorkeling excursion.  

Located near the Amed community, known for outstanding diving, snorkeling, hiking and a relaxed ambiance. The natural beauty and warm and friendly people make Villa Paradiso an ideal location for those who wish to experience the authentic Bali, far from the tourist crowds.

Main House:
  • Three Bedrooms (two with king beds, one with two single beds)
  • Three Baths
  • Kitchen, Dining, and Living Areas
  • One Bedroom (king bed)
  • One Bath

Décor: The Villa is recently built and decorated with tasteful local furniture. Indonesian marble is featured throughout the home.

Location: Located just a few hundred meters from the beach with stunning views of the lush river valley and mountains beyond, the villa is in the perfect location to relax and renew.

Amenities: Hot tub, air conditioning, swimming pool, TV, DVD player, free WiFi, daily housekeeping, day spa, Garden Café (breakfast, lunch, dinner), full bar, and room service.

Package Includes:
  • Seven (7) - night stay (Saturday-Saturday) at Villa Paradiso for eight (8) people
  • One round - trip airport transport to and from Villa Paradiso (airfare not included)
  • Daily breakfast for up to eight people at the Bar Pazzo
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Up to four (4) body massages at the beautiful day spa next to Villa Paradiso
  • One special dinner prepared for everyone and served at Villa Paradiso
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • One diving or snorkeling excursion accompanied by a master diver, for up to eight (8) people.  All equipment is included. Note: A choice of one half-day excursions for up to eight people may be substituted for the diving or snorkeling, if desired

Restrictions: Added meals, drinks, phone, excursions, transportation, and gratuities NOT included. Must be used within two years of purchase date. Accommodations based on availability.

The Fat Rice Chá Gordo Experience: A Macanese High Tea Feast 

Sunday Night at Fat Rice for 30 people

Chá Gordo (Portuguese translation "Fat Tea") is a traditional Macanese, late afternoon tea-focused banquet overflowing with savories and sweets. Usually reserved for special occasions and large family gatherings, Chá Gordo is a standing, mix-and-mingle style event that promotes conviviality and a damn good time! We invite you and 30 of your closest friends to our restaurant, Fat Rice, in Logan Square for an exclusive, private event. We will be showcasing an abundance of Macanese bites and rich pastries from Chef Elaine Townsend, (2019 Jean Banchet Rising Pastry Chef) alongside our signature Arroz Gordo (Fat Rice) as the bountiful centerpiece for your guests' enjoyment!! This feast will be paired with a selection of unique teas from Rare Tea Cellar and small production Portuguese wines by Craig Perman, (Perman Wine Selections).   Gather your favorite friends and family as this will be a one-of-a-kind night to remember. Bom Apetit!

Restrictions:  Valid on a Sunday evening for 30 guests.  Mutually agreed upon date, subject to availability.  

Bet on the Bears in 2020

Donated by: Jacksonville Jaguars, American Airlines

Will the Patriots be back in the big dance? Will a young, up-and-coming team win the Lombardi Trophy and spark the beginning of a new dynasty? Could it be YOUR beloved Chicago Bears? Fly first class to Miami, FL and attend the most celebrated sporting event of the year—Super Bowl LIV. From club level seats at Hard Rock Stadium, you will receive two (2) tickets to watch the most televised sporting even the world has to offer, in person.  Includes 130,000 AAdvantage miles to get you down to sunny Miami in style.

Restrictions: Ground transportation, meals, drinks or hotel accommodations not included. 

Top Chef Dinner at Barrio

Dinner for 6 people

Donated by: DineAmic Group

Find a reason to celebrate because a mouthwatering experience awaits! Enjoy a four-course family style dinner for six people at the creative and delectable, Barrio! Your dinner will be curated and presented by Top Chef alum, Katsuji Tanabe in the Casita private dining room. Your private Casita provides the perfect ambiance for intimate affairs with sliding cabana doors that allow you to watch the action unfold in Barrio or stay secluded. You night also includes homemade cocktails from DineAmic Group’s corporate mixologist. No matter the occasion, this will be one dinner you and your guests will remember for a lifetime!

Restrictions: Advanced booking required. Must present certificate on night of redemption. Package does not include service gratuity. Holiday and blackout dates may apply. Expires June 30, 2019.

2019 Ultimate Bears Tailgate with Acadia

Bears game for 8-12 people

Donated by: Acadia, Chicago Bears

Cheer on the Chicago Bears next season with a once-in-a-lifetime experience! While their schedule hasn’t been released yet, it is never too soon to Bear down. Chef Ryan McCaskey of two Michelin starred Acadia will host you and your guests at the restaurant for a game-day tailgate fit for royalty. You and Chef will work together to customize your experience based on game availability and kick-off. Then, head on over to Soldier Field to catch the Bears in action. This incredible package will be for 8-12 people, depending on the selected game, with some surprise perks in the works!

Restriction: Mutually agreed upon date. Subject to availability. Some black-out games may apply. Expires February 1, 2020.