2018 Top Chefs Luncheon Live Auction | Mission Dolores Academy

Our 2018 Top Chefs Luncheon features an exciting live auction. Here are the prizes up for grabs this year. 

Prepare your bids! 

Ultimate Porsche Driving Experience for 4

Feel the need for speed? Then put the pedal to the metal at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles for the Ultimate Driving Experience!  Travel to LAX just minutes away from the brand-new, state-of-the-art Porsche Experience Center. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your personal driving instructor, hop in a 911 Porsche Carrera S and experience 8 different track modules including high/low friction acceleration, drift/skid modules and an ice hill on the over 4-mile dynamic track. After your adrenaline-packed day, enjoy the exquisite cuisine at Restaurant 917 on the second floor, overlooking the 54-acre automotive playground.  The iconic Porsche will come to life in this extraordinary driving experience! For more information visit www.porschedriving.com

Date determined by mutual agreement
* Must be 21 years old to drive with valid driver's license
Donated by Porsche of Livermore/Qvale Auto Group


Dinner for 10 at Michelin-Starred Mourad

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 Price Family Vineyards and Estates. Date determined by mutual agreement.

Dinner donated by Wilson Meany

Wines donated Darby & Tom Bonomi, Price Family Vineyards and Estates


Exclusive Healdsburg Getaway for 4

This is the ultimate VIP experience for food and wine connoisseurs with some added flavors of adventure and hospitality. Indulge in wine country’s most exclusive food and wine destinations, five-star hotel accommodations, and experiences that are not available to the public, in this carefully curated package.


Start your weekend by checking in for two-nights at the Hotel Healdsburg. With beautifully appointed guest rooms, country gardens, pool and luxurious spa, the Hotel Healdsburg provides a tranquil setting for your weekend exploring Healdsburg.


Your first stop is a private lunch and educational wine tasting at the award-winning Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Oakwild Ranch (www.oakwildranch.com) is best known for the ideal appellation and microclimate for producing the finest pinot noir wines. This package also includes dinner for 4 at Barndiva (www.barndiva.com) which “roars to life at night when locals and in the know visitors descend on the big red barn for late-night meals, creative cocktails, and the hippest scene in town.” - Travel & Leisure Magazine.


And the perfect end to your weekend? Spend the evening outdoors at the renowned Rodney Strong Winery for one of their spectacular concert series events while sipping on their delicious wines (www.rodneystrong.com)  An exceptional getaway for 4 people to enjoy every aspect of what wine country and Healdsburg have to offer. Date to be determined by mutual agreement.


Package includes:

2 hotel rooms for 2 nights at Hotel Healdsburg

Dinner reservation at Barndiva for 4 people

Lunch and wine Tasting at Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard

4 concert tickets to Rodney Strong concert series, subject to availability.

Donations by: Toboni Family and Rodney Strong Winery


Luxury Caribbean Yacht Cruise for 2

This is yachting, not cruising! Since 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club has been the top choice for luxury cruising due to their sought after destinations and casual, yet luxurious on board lifestyle. Personalized and intimate, these luxury 7-day Caribbean Cruises offer a remarkably different yachting experience. SeaDream sails to some of the most wonderful and memorable Caribbean ports. With a small ship size, SeaDream are able to access some of the more intimate, less-traveled ports. With a SeaDream itinerary, you will travel to a number of beautiful ports, exploring the best that the Caribbean has to offer. Whether it’s the gorgeous South Friar’s Bay, an intimate port in St. Kitts, or the equally popular Low Bay, Barbuda you’ll be able to enjoy every stop along your luxury Caribbean voyage.


With an award winning crew of 95 and world-class amenities to keep guests relaxed and pampered, you’ll never find a more rewarding voyage. With 56 Ocean view state rooms accommodating 112 guests, award-winning culinary expertise, cocktails, wines, golf simulator, intimate casino, piano bar, saltwater pool and so much more. Relax it is all included.


For more information and a list of available Caribbean cruises, please visit www.seadream.com


Includes a “Yacht Club” stateroom on Deck 3 for a 7-day voyage, double occupancy

Includes all gourmet meals, wine with lunch and dinner, open bar, gratuities, activities with crew, use of water toys, mountain bikes, golf simulator.  

Black out date - New Year’s voyages

Sailing dates - Nov 2018 to April 2019

The voyage is cruise-only and does not include air or ground transportation

Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees are an additional $392 per guest


Private Dinner with the Jubilarian

Talk about a heavenly dinner! Spend an evening in the comfort of your own home with one of San Francisco's most beloved clergy, Fr. Charles Gagan, S.J. We all know Father Charlie doesn't cook (even though he's so often seen saving souls in the city's finest restaurants), so he'll be accompanied by a private chef and carefully selected wines for an evening of great food, drinks, and some good laughs.


In addition, this auction prize includes a full set of fabulous tableware from Year & Day. Set a table you love (for 12!) with these chic settings from Year & Day. This package includes 12 big plates, small plates, wine glasses, tall glasses, and 12 five-piece place settings in polished steel. Crafted from the finest materials by environmentally-responsible partners, these table settings are made to suit the years & days (& dishwasher loads) of your modern life. These pieces are currently being crafted in Europe and will ship by the end of May.


Date determined by mutual agreement.

Tableware donated by Sara Duryea in collaboration with Year & Day