Soroptimist International of Riverside ("SIR") is hosting it's 18th Annual Valentine Dessert Auction and our 12th Annual Battle of the Bakers Luncheon on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Riverside Auditorium and Event Center. The event features "The Battle of the Bakers". Local professional bakers create and donate two identical desserts. Our 2014 bakers will be: Lindmair Bakery; Victoria Country Club; Jamin' Bread; and Creme de la Creme.
A distinguished panel of judges scores each entry for taste, presentation and difficulty. Each entry is identified by an entry number so the judges do not know which dessert belongs to which baker. Judges include local professional chefs. Our 2014 judges will be Marla Cohen, Phood on Main, Executive Chef; David Cohen, food editor of the Inland Empire Magazine; Maria Sanjurjo-Casada, baking instructor, Riverside County Culinary Academy; and guest judge, Jaybee Brennan.
Once the judging is complete guests attending the luncheon will have the opportunity to bid on the entries during our live auction. .
The live auction also includes several delectible cakes; vacation condos; dining at Riverside restaurants; just to name a few. We will also have our Silent Auction, Wine Auction, and a gift table of small items. All items have been donated by community merchants. Please join us for a fun filled event.
All funds and proceeds go directly to service projects selected by Soroptimist International Riverside. Every dollar donated goes directly to needy causes in our community. No funds or proceeds from our Auction can be used for administrative or operating expenses for Soroptimist International Riverside.
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