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Out of the Box Fundraiser

Filled with love from CLE

The Cleveland Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, has traditionally raised money through the restaurant-based SummerDine event to fund a $2,000 scholarship for an Ohio woman attending culinary school, and a $2,000 grant to an organization combatting food deserts.

Social distancing required by the pandemic has forced us to pivot our fundraising model. We are thinking OUT OF THE BOX! And so, this year – from mid-November through early December – we will be offering a variety of gift boxes for purchase, just in time for the holidays!


Where do the raised funds go?

Annually, the Cleveland Chapter of LDEI awards a $2000 Scholarship to a woman enrolled in culinary school in Ohio, and a $2000 Grant to a local organization making an impact in our food community. See past winners here. With continued success and growth, we hope to fund even more. Interested in a grant or scholarship? Contact Dame Carol Hacker | Applications available here


MORE ITEMS WILL BE POSTED SOON! PLEASE CHECK BACK DAILY and watch facebook and instagram for announcements of new items.

 

VITAMIX A3500

VITAMIX A3500
Vitamix blenders set new industry standards. Get the company’s top-of-the line, high-performance blender which offers wireless connectivity and a system of SELF-DETECT® containers and accessories. Bonus items include books by Northeast Ohio authors – “No Reservations Required” by Dame Bev Shaffer, “Stark County Food: From early farming to modern meals” by Dame Barb Abbott, In The Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs” by Maria Isabella, and the “Moon Cleveland Guide Book” by Douglas Trattner. Vitamix shipped directly from manufacturer to winning bidder in Continental US. Books shipped separately.

Value: $650
Auction: BID NOW


Wine Weekend Getaway in Geneva, Ohio

WINE WEEKEND GETAWAY
Two people stay Friday or Saturday night at the lakefront Lodge at Geneva on the Lake Resort. The next day enjoy the Lodge’s Signature Immersion Wine Tour to three Grand River Valley wineries with certified wine specialist Lauren Fiala. Take home a swag bag.

Value: $350
Auction: BID NOW


12 beers of christmas Der Braumeister restaurant bar best in cleveland german beer

DER BRAUMEISTER
Our best 12 Beers of Christmas yet!

For over 10 years, we've been celebrating the holidays with the best – and rarest – Christmas beers in the world. This year, the 12 beers include four incredible exclusives from Germany and Belgium. Take the celebration home and share 12 ONE-LITER HOWLERS TO-GO with friends and family. Each howler is labeled with the beer’s story, tasting notes and high ABV stats. Prost! Will be delivered as a gift certificate to be redeemed at Der Braumeister.

Value: $225
Auction: BID NOW

DER BRAUMEISTER
13046 Lorain Avenue | Cleveland OH 44111
(216) 671-6220 | derbrau.com


Lucky’s Café, hip New American eatery in Tremont

BRUNCH FOR 8
Eight friends / family gather at Lucky’s Café, the hip, New American eatery in Tremont for brunch. Ingredients are sourced from Ohio farmers and producers, thoughtfully prepared and creatively presented. Take home a signature Lucky’s bag of swag.

Value: $240
Auction: BID NOW


lovely, sturdy garden box/raised bed planter by Barski Hardscaping

THE PLEASANT PLANTER – HANDMADE - LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
Grow your own herbs or veggies in “The Pleasant Planter,” a lovely, sturdy garden box/raised bed planter inspired by Lucky’s Café garden space and built by Barski Hardscaping. You can move the planter to the sunniest spot in summer and leave it outside year-round without worry of rot or rust. Overall dimensions 64” long x 25” wide and 29” tall. Inside planting space is 60” x 20” and 13” deep. For local pickup only.

Value: $200
Auction: BID NOW


VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS FOR 4 WITH CHEF KY-WAI WONG

VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS FOR 4 WITH CHEF KY-WAI WONG
Learn to cook Asian cuisine with Chef Ky-wai in the comfort of your own kitchen! The cooking class will include: food (delivered to your home), recipe packet, and Chef Ky-wai via ZOOM. Winning bidder will receive Chef's contact information to schedule the class. You choose the menu/topic! Swag Bag included!

Pick one menu, roll your sleeves up, and be prepared to cook!!

Sushi Class
Learn to make popular sushi rolls. Bamboo rolling mats will be included.

  • California Roll
  • Spicy Tuna Roll
  • Cucumber Avocado Roll
  • Miso Soup
Kimchee Learn how to make the Korean national dish!
  • Napa Cabbage Kimchee
  • Daikon Kimchee
  • Kimchee Soup (Kimchee Gige)
  • Korean Beef (Bulgolgi) lettuce wraps
  • Rice
Cantonese Cooking Learn how to make traditional specialties from southern China
  • Steamed Fish 
  • Poached Chicken with scallion/ginger oil 
  • Spicy Tofu 
  • Sauteed Chinese Spinach 
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice 
Thai Learn how to make three famous dishes from Thailand
  • Green Papaya Salad (Som Tom)
  • Spicy Sweet and Sour Soup (Tum Yum)
  • Stir Fried Rice Noodles (Pad Thai)
Value: $200
Auction: BID NOW


Rebuilders Xchange gift certificate

SHOPPING SPREE AT REBUILDERS XCHANGE
Up for auction is a Shopping Spree at Rebuilders Xchange. RBX is a 50,000-square-foot consignment warehouse for reusable construction material from appliances and windows to clawfoot tubs, chandeliers, and church pews. Use this $250 gift certificate to shop online or in person.

Value: $250
Auction: BID NOW


TROY'S PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING PACKAGE

TROY'S PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING PACKAGE
Up for auction is a certificate to redeem with Troy's Window Cleaning. We can all use a little more sunshine in our lives. Troy’s Window Cleaning is offering a $200 package that includes a Covid-safe, indoor and outdoor cleaning of your windows and an at-home, touch-up kit including a squeegee, spray bottle, and vinegar. Winning bidder will be given Troy's contact info to arrange your professional window cleaning. Two weeks' notice is needed when scheduling.

Value: $200
Auction: BID NOW


Ohio City Provisions HOLIDAY HAM & CHARCUTERIE BOARD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHARCUTERIE BOARD
Start your party with a board of Farmstead Ohio cheeses, house-made preserves and crackers as well as Old-World cured meats and charcuterie from Ohio City Provisions (OCP) in Cleveland. Then enjoy dinner with a 10-pound, nitrite-free, heritage ham smoked by the butchers at OCP.

Value: $180
Price: SOLD OUT


D. W. Whitaker HOLIDAY HAM BOX

HOLIDAY HAM BOX
D. W. Whitaker has been a staple of our beloved West Side Market for years. This box includes an 8 lb. ham paired with some other Cleveland and Les Dames favorites. There are two bags (Classic and Whiskey Dill) of kraut from Cleveland Kitchens and two bottles of their dressing (Ranch and Caesar). That is topped off with 2 jars of Dame Beth Schreibman-Gehring’s Rose Petal and Cranberry Jam.

Value: $92
Price: SOLD OUT


CANTON FOOD TOURS

CANTON FOOD TOUR
Take a 3 ½-hour tour of foodie highlights in the Football Hall of Fame City with Dame Barb Abbott, owner of Canton Food Tours. Chef’s choice entrée small plates are served at top restaurants during a leisurely walking tour through the Canton Arts District. In between restaurant stops, attention is directed to public art and numerous points of interest. Take home a signed copy of Stark County Food: From early farming to modern meals,” written by Abbott and historian Kim Kenney. In it you will learn the history of well-known restaurants, growers, and families in Stark County who have made a distinct impact in food and tourism industries.

Value: $152
Price: $135


CLASSIC CLEVELAND Foodie BOX

CLASSIC CLEVELAND BOX
Like Cleveland classics? Then you’ll love this box of locally made food items. Curated by Les Dames, this collection of Cleveland history covers the decades. The box includes an #EatforCLE tee to show your Cleveland culinary pride!

Value: $100
Price: SOLD OUT


Modern Cleveland Foodie Box

NEW-ISH CLE KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Cleveland has an exciting food scene. Check out the new names in town – and a classic or two – with this box of locally made products, curated by Les Dames. The box includes an #EatforCLE tee to show your Cleveland culinary pride!

Value: $100
Price: SOLD OUT


Lamp Post Cheese urban creamery Gift Box

LOCALLY MADE, RAW MILK CHEESE
Enjoy a one-pound sampler of cheeses (four, four-ounce wedges) from Lamp Post Cheese, an urban creamery in Lebanon, Ohio. Lamp Post specializes in small-batch artisanal cheesemaking using only raw cow’s milk from a local dairy. Paired with a bag of artisanal crackers from Le Cracker.

Value: $30
Price: SOLD OUT


No Reservations Required book by Bev Shaffer

132 NEW RECIPES
Author of six cookbooks, cooking school instructor and recipe developer Dame Bev Shaffer is a Cleveland treasure. Get a copy of her book No Reservations Required. As one reviewer says, “The Glossary of Terms and Ingredients is nearly worth the price of the book … [Bev’s] approach is to take the mystery out of the process and allow you to turn out meals that rival and exceed that which you seek in higher-end restaurants

Value: $21.95
Price: SOLD OUT – BUT you can find this book in other boxes here!


Art Flow Gift Box

LET YOUR ART FLOW
Pour Painting uses a paint mixture poured on canvas to create abstract art. Entrepreneur Kristi Ansley likes it so much she started Art Flow to help others learn and enjoy the technique. Her studio in Strongsville now offers classes, painting parties and events. Try this at your leisure with Art Flow’s Take Home Kit. It includes materials – paint, canvas, instructions – to create four 8 x10 paintings. You will also receive an original, completed Art Flow canvas and two tie-dyed masks. Pick up in Strongsville or Parma.

Value: $110
Price: $100


Doug Katz's Chimi or Amba restaurants

CHIMI or AMBA
Longtime Cleveland Chef Doug Katz was recently recognized by Esquire magazine for his fabulous food. Now you can enjoy dinner from one of his new restaurant concepts. Choose Chimi for South American-inspired cuisine or Amba for cuisine inspired by India. Curbside pickup. Not valid on alcohol, tax, or gratuity.

Value: $75
Price: SOLD OUT


Rocco Whalen’s signature Fahrenheit restaurant

FAHRENHEIT
Enjoy a meal valued at $100 from Rocco Whalen’s signature Fahrenheit restaurant at 2417 Professor Ave in Tremont. A sleek, buzzing hot spot offering New American fare with an Asian bent, backed by a long wine list. Currently offering dine-in or takeout, please check with the restaurant for the most up-to-date information. Closed Sunday and Monday. Not valid on alcohol, tax, or gratuity.

Value: $100
Price: $90


Flying Fig, Ohio City’s hip locavore eatery

FLYING FIG
Flying Fig, Ohio City’s hip locavore eatery featuring small and large New American plates is offering a $75 GIFT CARD. Currently offering dine-in or takeout, please check with the restaurant for the most up-to-date information. Located at 2523 Market Ave. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Not valid on alcohol, tax, or gratuity.

Value: $75
Price: $70


Le Petit Triangle Cafe Gift Card

LE PETIT TRIANGLE
Le Petit Triangle, with their Parisian offerings for morning coffee and pastries, casual midday meals & evening wine dinners at 1881 Fulton Rd in Ohio City is offering at $50 GIFT CARD . Currently offering dine-in or takeout, please check with the restaurant for the most up-to-date information. Closed Monday. Not valid on alcohol, tax, or gratuity.

Value: $50
Price: SOLD OUT


Dante Boccuzzi restaurants

DANTE
Chef Dante Boccuzzi is offering a $100 GIFT CARD for carryout only at any of his establishments, including Dante and Ginko. Please see his website danteboccuzzi.com for all of the details and current offerings. Most restaurants are closed Sunday and Monday. Not valid on alcohol, tax, or gratuity.

Value: $100
Price: $90


Dante Boccuzzi restaurants

PALADAR / BOMBA GIFT CARDS
The folks at Paladar and Bomba have donated a $50 GIFT CARD TO EACH RESTAURANT so you don’t have to choose!

Value: $100
Price: $90


THE CHEF’S GARDEN – FARMER’S MARKET BOX

THE CHEF’S GARDEN – FARMER’S MARKET BOX
This curated box of seasonal farm-fresh vegetables from Farmer Jones Farm at The Chef’s Garden is bursting with flavor and nutrition. Depending on the season, the delivery box may contain a mix of fresh lettuce, kale, and greens, a mix of root crop, potatoes, cruciferous, sweet potatoes, and the best micro greens and herbs. Seasonal favorites added when available. Small, home-delivery box.

Value: $89
Price: SOLD OUT


Coquette Patisserie and Western Reserve Herb Society

COCOA AND JAM
Treats made by two Cleveland Dames. Owner of Cleveland’s former Coquette Patisserie Britt-Marie Culey shares two bags of her the classic hot cocoa mix with homemade marshmallows. Beth Schreibman-Gehring offers her rose petal jam with cranberry this year. The rose petals are from vintage roses fom her garden.

Value: $26 (3 boxes available)
Price: SOLD OUT


all things Cleveland gift box

CLEVELAND STRONG
We love all things Cleveland, and this box shows that pride. It includes two #EatforCLE tees which show culinary pride (sizes small - 2XL available) and one each of Scene’s Doug Trattner’s Cleveland travel guide and LDEI past President, Dame Bev Shaffer's fabulous “No Reservations” cookbook.

Value: $90
Price: $80 (9 boxes available)


BREAKFAST IN BED WITH TRAY gift set

BREAKFAST IN BED WITH TRAY
Serve breakfast in bed on this gorgeous tray from Art Flow. It is accompanied by two bags of Dame Britt-Marie Culey’s Coquette hot cocoa mix with homemade marshmallows, a sampler pack of teas from Dame Paula Hershman’s Storehouse Tea, rose petal and cranberry jam from Dame Beth Schreibman-Gehring, two 4oz bags of Pat’s Granola, one 12 oz box of Solstice Roasters Rwanda Coffee. If that’s not enough, you get LDEI past-President Bev Shaffer's “No Reservations” cookbook to get you inspired for your next meal!

Value: $162
Price: $145


LEAVENED BREAKFAST GIFT BOX

LEAVENED BREAKFAST BOX
Leavened Bakery in Tremont anchors this breakfast in bed package with a $75 gift card. It is accompanied by two bags of Dame Britt-Marie Culey’s Coquette hot cocoa mix with marshmallows, a sampler pack of teas from Dame Paula Hershman’s Storehouse Tea, rose Petal and cranberry jam from Dame Beth Schreibman-Gehring, two 4 oz bags of Pat’s Granola, one12 oz box of Solstice Roasters Rwanda Coffee, and LDEI past-President Bev Shaffer's “No Reservations” cookbook to get you inspired for your next meal!

Value: $162
Price: $145


LOCAL BREAKFAST GIFT BOX

LOCAL BREAKFAST BOX
Start the day in style with a 12 oz. box of Solstice Roasters Rwanda Coffee, two 2 oz bags of Pat’s Granola and a jar of Dame Beth Schreibman-Gehring’s Rose Petal and Cranberry Jam.

Value: $28
Price: $25 (8 boxes available)


QUICK BREAKFAST GIFT BOX

QUICK BREAKFAST
Just because you are in a rush is no reason not to have a fabulous breakfast! This box includes two 4oz. bags of Pat’s Granola a 12oz. box of Solstice Roasters Rwanda coffee (One box already sold had a sampler pack from Storehouse Tea rather than the coffee.)

Value: $28
Price: $25 (6 boxes available)


WINE AND CHEESE GIFT BOX

WINE AND CHEESE BOX
We get you started with an $11 gift card to the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights to find just the right wine. Enjoy that with brandy fig chèvre from Mackenzie’s Creamery, a bag of Le Cracker crackers, a tea sampler from Dame Paula Hershman’s Storehouse Tea, and an LDEI Cleveland wine tumbler from YETI.

Value: $62
Price: $55 (12 available)


LDEI CLEVELAND YETI WINE TUMBLER

LDEI CLEVELAND YETI WINE TUMBLER
Show your support for Les Dames d’Escoffier Cleveland with this customized wine tumbler from YETI. Not only will it keep you wine chilled, but it keeps a hot toddy warm as well!

Value: $32
Price: $25 (12 available)


WINE AND BLOOM TICKETS

WINE AND BLOOM TICKETS
Get two tickets to the 2021 Wine and Bloom event on Northeast Ohio’s Vines & Wines Trail during the first two Fridays and Saturdays in May 2021. Participating wineries will offer wine samples, snack and flower.

Value: $60
Price: $54


SHOP EVIE LOU BOUTIQUE

SHOP EVIE LOU BOUTIQUE
Former fashion editor Kim Crowe has curated a collection of relaxed, fashionable apparel, shoes, and accessories by various designers for sale at Evie Lou clothing boutique in Tremont. Enjoy a $75 gift card, earrings and a mask as part of this package.

Value: $100
Price: $90


PERFECTLY IMPERFECT PRODUCE BOX

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT PRODUCE BOX
Consumers prefer perfect produce, so supermarkets reject fruits and veggies that are unique in size, shape or color. It’s part of the reason our country throws away 40% of the food we produce. Perfectly Imperfect Produce saves that fresh produce and ships it directly to you. Try a beginner box that includes a combination of whichever fruits and veggies are rescued that week. Serves 2 to 4 people.

Value: $22
Price: $20 (5 available)


PERFECTLY IMPERFECT PRODUCE BOX

APPLES, APPLES, APPLES
If apples were wine, you would do a tasting of different varietals. Quarry Hill makes that fun with a specially designed crate of 20 pristine apples, each a different variety chosen from the three dozen types they grow. You might enjoy an heirloom McIntosh which was discovered in 1811 in Ontario, Canada by John McIntosh. Or maybe a modern variety like EverCrisp Apple which was developed and released in 2012 by the Midwest Apple Improvement Association. Your reusable crate comes with more information and is shipped directly from the farm. Please order by December 11 for the 2020 holidays or between October and December of 2021.

Value: $88 including shipping
Price: $80


CHARCUTERIE BOX by Saucisson

CHARCUTERIE BOX
Get a box of French-inspired charcuterie curated by Lady Butchers Melissa Khoury and Penny Barend Tagliarina of Cleveland’s Saucisson butcher shop. From hand-cured meats to specially spiced sausages, Saucisson supports local family farms. Your box will include items such as pork rillettes, beef jerky, charcuterie of the season and two steaks. All products are nitrate and preservative free. Call in advance to order and arrange pick up at the store. Order for pick up before December 30.

Value: $100
Price: $90


Mama Jo Homestyle Pies gift card

MAMA JO HOMESTYLE PIES
Get that cozy holiday feeling any time of year with fresh baked Mama Jo Homestyle Pies. Offering more than 35 delicious flavors of pie, in three sizes, each is made fresh every day. The secret is in the light, flaky crust. Always using real fruit, (never fake syrup or slurry filling) the large Apple Pie weighs in at 4 pounds! Mama Jo Homestyle Pies is a family owned business, now in its third generation. $50 GIFT CARD Please place your order in advance by phone or online, or you may stop in to see what is available; Pick up pies in Amherst store. Holiday order deadline is Dec. 13.

Value: $50
Price: $45 (2 available)


MAMA JO HOMESTYLE PIES
Amherst Plaza | 1969 Cooper Foster Park Road | Amherst, Ohio 44001
(440) 960-7437 | mamajopies.com
REBECCA HAVILAND ART

REBECCA HAVILAND ART
If you’ve been to Heather Haviland’s Lucky’s Café in Tremont, you’ve seen the artwork of her sister Rebecca. This is a digital print of an original work – Lovely Inside and Out. It is 6.5 x 8 inches in a 12.5x15.5 frame.

Value: $75
Price: $67


#EATFORCLE T-shirt

#EATFORCLE TEE
EatforCLE has been trending on social media. Now you can show your CLE culinary pride in this EatforCLE t-shirt. Dame Jackie Bebenroth was quoted by FreshWater Cleveland: “We hope these t-shirts will help spark conversations about the latest local takeout or a clean, safe dining experience so that people will continue to spread the word about supporting their local, independent restaurants.” Available in sizes Small – 2XL.

Value: $24
Price: $20 (40 available)

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