Save the Date: Circus of Chefs ... The Gala 2014
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Time: 5 pm
Location: W.W. Deppe Wagon Pavillion
at Circus World get directions
Parking: We suggest parking on Lynn Street (adjacent to the Parkinson Research Library at Circus World)
Make your tax-deductible contribution and reserve your seat(s) by calling 608-356-8341 today!
- Event Description
The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Circus of Chefs ... the Gala was held on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The finest chefs, brewmasters and vintners in south central Wisconsin worked their culinary magic, providing guests with tasty appetizers, delicious entrees, decadent desserts and refreshing beverages. Circus of Chefs ... The Gala 2013 was the most stupendous, most colossal, most splendiferous fundraising event Circus World has ever experienced!
What Happens at the Gala?
Guests mingle with friends; sampling sumptuous savories and bidding on a gargantuan array of silent auction items, while live soft jazz provided by the Gem City Combo provides the ambiance. Guests purchase numbered corks for $10, which they take to a cage wagon to claim their bottle of wine or liquor. Everyone is a winner in the cork sale, and some take home a truly exceptional wine or premium spirit. The evening culminates with an outstanding circus performance featuring Circus World's galaxy of professional circus stars.
Expert judges evaluate entries from over 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries. Winners are awarded the prestigious "Silver Tray" in six categories. The 2013 winners were:
- Appetizer: Executive Chef John Jerabek of Fresco, Madison
- Entrée: Executive Chef Daniel Bear of Stoughton Country Club/Kitchen Alchemy Catering, Stoughton
- Dessert: Co-owners Laura DeVries and Wade Stewart of Cupcakes-A-Go-Go Café, Madison
- Beer: Brewmaster Steve Buszka of Potosi Brewing Company, Potosi
- Wine: Winemaker Philippe Coquard of Wollersheim Winery, Prairie du Sac
- Table Presentation: Ruth's Chris Steak House, Middleton
Outstanding Support for Circus World
In 2013, longtime table sponsors, supporters, chefs, restaurants, vineyards and breweries joined with newcomers in all categories and generated over $200,000 for Circus World through sponsorships, ticket and table sales, auction items and donations of goods and services.
This annual event provides unparalleled support for Circus World's annual operations, performances and Library & Research Center services.
The 10th Anniversary Celebration was the theme in 2013, and the event was organized by co-chairs Susan and Jonathan Lipp of Full Compass in Madison, and Jenele and Merlin Zitzner of The Baraboo National Bank in Baraboo. They work along with a volunteer planning committee to make this event truly spectacular.