Top Chefs Benefit Luncheon Live Auction | Mission Dolores Academy


Our Luncheon will feature a brief yet exciting live auction with some fabulous prizes. Start preparing your bids! 

  • The Ultimate SFMOMA Experience
  • Let the Fathers do the Cooking
  • Medieval Tuscan Getaway
  • Dinner for 10 at Michelin-Starred Mourad with Chauffeured Bentleys
  • Big Sur Off-Road & Helicopter Adventure for 4 
  • Whiskey Tasting & Dinner for 7 at Hard Water
Can't attend the luncheon? You can still participate in the auction - just e-mail us your reservation price to and Fr.Gagan will bid on your behalf. 

The Ultimate SFMOMA Experience


Experience the newly-renovated and expanded SFMOMA like never before! As the lucky winning bidder will receive a one-year dual membership for two to SFMOMA along with your own personalized, curated tour for up to eight. After you've soaked up some of the finest modern art and architecture in the world, enjoy dinner for four at SFMOMA's highly acclaimed and internationally-inspired restaurant, In Situ, including wine. After all, membership does have its privileges. Expires 12/31/2017

Curated tour and SFMOMA membership donated by SFMOMA

Dinner donated by In Situ



Let the Fathers do the Cooking


Talk about a heavenly dinner! Spend an evening in the comfort of your own home with two of San Francisco's most beloved clergy, Fr. Charles Gagan, SJ and Fr. Xavier Lavagetto, OP. Enjoy a dinner for up to 12 people prepared by Chef Xavier that would make his Italian grandma proud, while sipping wines and sharing laughs with Sommelier Charlie. Date to be determined by mutual agreement. Expires 11/15/2017. 

Donated by Fr. Charles Gagan, SJ and Fr. Xavier Lavagetto, OP. 




Medieval Tuscan Getaway


Experience Tuscany like a local! Our lucky winner will receive a 7-night stay in a charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartamento in Borgo di Vagli, a quaint, meticulously restored 14th century hamlet surrounded by olive groves. Nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo di Vagli is only 20 minutes from Cortona's lively piazza life, and within easy driving distance of many of the great Tuscan towns including Perugia, Arezzo, Assisi, and Florence. 

The hamlet features an outdoor pool, terraces with panoramic views of the Tuscan Hills, and a traditional candlelit Trattoria. The second bedroom has two twin beds plus there's a sofa sleeper, making this the ideal home-away-from-home on your Tuscan family vacation. Dates to be determined by mutual agreement for use in 2018 (limited availability in 2017). For more information about this unique property, visit

Donated by Steve Piuma.




Dinner for 10 at Michelin-Starred Mourad with Chauffeured Bentleys


You and your guests will enjoy an intimate dinner party prepared by one of San Francisco's finest chefs, Mourad Lahlou, at his Michelin-starred restaurant Mourad. On your special evening, chef Mourad and his culinary team will create a fabulous four-course meal in the luxury of one of Mourad's private dining rooms. The menu will showcase the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco prepared with fresh, local, artisanal ingredients. The meal will be perfectly paired with wines provided by Classic Wines. And what better way for you and your guests to get to and from your gastronomical gathering than your own chauffeured Bentley? Date to be determined by mutual agreement. Expires 11/15/2017

Dinner donated by Wilson Meany

Wines donated by Darby Furth Bonomi and Tom Bonomi, Classic Wines

Bentley automobiles and chauffeurs donated by British Motor Car Distributors 




Big Sur Off-Road & Helicopter Adventure for 4 


Brace yourself for an epic weekend of surf, turf, and sky! Your adventure begins at the British Motor Car Distributors showroom in San Francisco, where you'll pick up the keys to your Land Rover for the weekend, along with $200 in provisions courtesy of Bi-Rite Market. Put your off-roading skills to the test at Land Rover's Driving School, where a professional instructor will guide you through their rugged, private off-road driving course in the hills above Monterey (visit to learn more). For the second part of your experience, you and your guests will see the Big Sur coast like never before - from your own professionally-guided helicopter! Accommodations includes a 2-night stay in two Deluxe Rooms at Quail Lodge, and dinner at Casanova in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Expires 12/31/2017; excludes weekend of August 18. 

Land Rover, activities, and lodging by British Motor Car Distributors

$200 gift certificate donated by Bi-Rite Market


Whiskey Tasting & Dinner for 7 at Hard Water


Seven very lucky persons will enjoy a whiskey tasting and dinner at James Beard Award winner Chef Charles Phan’s fashionable American whiskey bar, Hard Water. With the largest selection of craft and highly allocated whiskey on the west coast, you and your guests will enjoy some of the most highly-regarded and difficult-to-find whiskeys around. Dinner will consist of Hard Water’s delicious modern Southern fare, seafood, and small plates prepared for you with the freshest ingredients by Chef Thomas Kalb. To complement your dinner, each dish will be paired with a cocktail or wine (depending on your preference) from the venue’s extensive drinks list. For more information visit Date to be determined by mutual agreement. Expires 12/31/18.

Donated by Chef Charles Phan