What's Cooking?

The Compassionate Chefs Cafe is brewing up another event for Sunday, November 11 and this is one is going to be big. From 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm over 600 members of the Food and Beverage Industry will be having a great time at New Delhi Restaurant. This is an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends, show off your latest product and get a look at what others are doing.

Here’s the details:

When: Sunday November 11, 2007 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Where: New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St. San Francisco
What else: A non-stop Food and Beverage Industry Extravaganza to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe. Gourmet food, fabulous libations, cultural performances, Henna Artists, Belly Dancers, DJ and Dancing.
Tenderloin After School Program
Also, as an industry-only event, you will be able to present yourself in a unique decision-maker to decision-maker environment. The majority of the attendees will be the leaders of their establishments. Over 75% of all attendees have an annual budget of $500,000 or more to spend on products and services.
• Owners and managers of San Francisco restaurants
• Chefs and Sous chefs of San Francisco Restaurants
• Owners and Managers of San Francisco bars and clubs
• Food and Beverage Directors and Managers of San Francisco Hotels
• Catering Directors and Managers of San Francisco Hotels
• Executive Chefs and Sous Chefs of San Francisco Hotels
• Purchasing Directors and Managers of San Francisco Hotels

How can you be a part of it all? By becoming a sponsor at one of four levels.

Your contribution is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
For tax purposes, IRS regulations require us to state that we did not provide any goods or services to you in consideration of your contribution.
Tax ID 94-3136771

Diamond Spoon Sponsorship Level: $10,000
• Co-naming rights to the event
• Opportunity to promote your product or service through the invitations, email, web site and signage at the event. (Up to 5 brands.)

Ruby Spoon Sponsorship Level: $5,000
• Opportunity to promote your product or service through the invitations, email, web site and signage at the event. (Up to 3 brands.)

Emerald Spoon Sponsorship Level: $2,500
• Opportunity to promote your product or service through the invitations, email, web site and signage at the event. (Up to 2 brands.)

Gold Spoon Sponsorship Level: $1,000
• Opportunity to promote your product or service through the invitations, email, web site and signage at the event. (One brand.)

Art contestant

No matter what level you choose, you’ll get the following benefits:
• Access to over 5000 Food and Beverage establishments
with a buying power of over $500 million.
• Include your messages and product in our gift bags.
• Feature product and services during the event.
• Become part of our email blast to over 5000 establishments.
• Increased awareness across the industry
• High profile community involvement.
• Extensive advertising.
• Visibility through special events, promotions and signage.
• High return on contribution.

And of course, there will be media exposure as well.
• Direct mail to 5000 businesses
• Newspaper advertising (Ads in SF Weekly, readership 200,000, value is percentage of $50,000 total value depending on number of sponsors.)
• Press release featuring you in all the CCC press kits and press releases sent to regional, national and international food and beverage related media publications.
• Gift bag collateral – Opportunity to promote your product or service through the invitations, email, web site and signage at the event.
• Web sites – CompassionateChefsCafe.org will list web site addresses and links for their support to the cause.

This is an industry event that should not be missed. To become part of the festivities,
contact Ranjan Dey at ranjan@newdelhirestaurant.com or by phone at 415.816.4068.

Tenderloin After School Program

Dear Food and Beverage Industry Member
Most of our work force in the downtown restaurant and hospitality industry lives in the Tenderloin District. These are hard working mom and dads – sometimes holding down two jobs or working split shifts to make ends meet. When their children leave their homes, the find themselves in the middle of drugs, crimes gangs and prostitution. As you can imagine, this is a very unsafe environment for any child to be in. Fortunately, the Tenderloin After School Program helps over 200 children, from ages five to seventeen – providing them with homework help, computer training, and a safe space to play games. The program also takes the kids on field trips, gives them encouragement to further their educations and keeps them safe from the influences on the street.

Our Projects
In San Francisco:
Close to home we support the Tenderloin After School Program – which provides valuable services to kids of families living in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. TASP serves as a shelter from the street culture and many harmful influences that abound in this area. The program provides kids with a safe space to be, where they can play, study and get the proper support and training needed to succeed in life.

Art contest

In India: Mahatma Gandhi’s intention behind his ashram at Kingsway Camp in New Delhi, India was to help uplift the underprivileged. On this very location, we are helping to fund the school for 300 children of Harijan (untouchable). This school helps us continue Gandhi’s movement to eradicate social injustice of being labeled “untouchable”. These children will help to uplift their impoverished community from within. It is the most basic of all human needs: To be clean and have nurturing human touch.
Why We Do This
This is an experiment to see what happens when the San Francisco Bay Area community – comprised of caring people, business owners, volunteers and local chefs – all focus their generosity. It’s a celebration of fine dining and merriment, yet working to empower the poorest children in India and the less fortunate kids right here in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.
What is the power of giving? What is the power of love?
Come join and see for yourself!

A Non-Stop Food and Beverage Industry Extravaganza
In association with New Delhi Restaurant
to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe.
Gourmet food, fabulous libations, cultural performances,
Belly Dancers, DJ and Dancing

Sunday, November 11, 2007 – 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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To provide support and to uplift the lives of less fortunate children
through the Tenderloin After School Program in San Francisco
and School for Children of Harijan (Untouchables)
at Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram, New Delhi India.
Event Information
New Delhi Restaurant and Bar
160 Ellis St, San Francisco
Phone: 415.397.8470
For validated parking park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street,
located between Mason and Powell.

Your Entertainers

Amar and Freyja
Amar is amongst a handful of local DJs whose taste cuts a path through an abundance of musical selections and leads dance floors into a hypnotic sway like snakes before the charmer. In this instance the muse is a masala that brews sounds from the Middle East and Balkans with rhythms of the Asian underground and electric Brazilian vibes.
Freyja is credited with excellent technique and musical interpretation, crisp isolations and original innovative choreography.Belly Dancer
Bhangra Dancing
With the desire to celebrate the desi driven beats of Bhangra, Non-Stop Bhangra is so much more than just the typical club night! Featuring live dhol (drum) players, dance performances, lessons, and DJ’s all dedicated to sharing the art of Bhangra. NSB is a collective vision that has taken the SF dance scene by storm!
Barangha Dancers

Buffet Menu

Bari Pakora
Vegetable fritters
Mini Vegetable Samosas
Turnovers filled with lightly spiced potatoes
Hariyali Tikka
Chicken barbecued in a tangy mint and cilantro marinade
Seekh Keebab
Spiced lamb rolls prepared over a charcoal fire
Served with Mint Chutney and Tamarind Chutney

Murg Akbari
An exotic preparation of chicken with cashews and raisins simmered in a blend of mild spices
Karahai Gosht
A flavorful lamb curry cooked in North Indian spices
Paneer Makhani
Homemade paneer cooked in tomato cream sauce and seasoned with fenugreek leaves
Alu Palak
Spinach cooked with potatoes and seasoned with garlic
Kali Dal New Delhi
Slow simmered black lentils with ginger and tomatoes
Peas Pullao
Saffron flavored basmati rice with green peas

Accompanied with:
Nan, Achar, Chutney, Kachumber Salad, Condiments and Spicy Salad

Dessert Display
Chilled Rice Pudding with Alfanso Mango Float
Warm Gulab Jamun
Milk dumplings in warm cardamom syrup
Chenna Rabri
Chenna grapes in rabri sauce
Fresh Fruits
Masala Chai
Indian milk tea with cardamom flavor
Fabulous Libations
Featured Brands – TBD
Nimbu Pani – Indian Lemonade
Mazza Mango Drink

Art from around the world

The children of the Gandhi Ashram in New Delhi held an art competition to celebrate Teachers Day. 5 winners were selected from 50 contestants – 10 from each grade. The ashram is home to 300 students in first through fifth grade.

The winners received new art supplies as part of their prize and also the honor of having their work sent to the United States for display. The pieces will be shown at the New Delhi Restaurant in November. Come by and check out these hot new artists.

Art Winner 2 Art Winner 1
Art Winner 3 Art Winner 4
Art Winner 5 School kids

CCC in the news

CCC in the news

Compassionate Chefs Cafe and New Delhi Restaurant were pleased to find themselves listed with some fine company in the August 5th edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Aware magazine publisher Christoper Caen’s included us on his favorite places to host a nonprofit event list. See the whole story by clicking on the image.

 

Non-profit tax status for CCC

Radha SternToday we achieved an important milestone for the supporters of the Compassionate Chefs Cafe. This was made possible by a good friend of CCC – Radha Stern, an amazing and generous soul with all the right connections.

Through her advisement, all funds donated to CCC will be handled and dispersed by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. This allows all donors of $250 or more to get tax exempt credits.

For more information on PVF go to www.venturesfoundation.org or contact Moira C. Walsh, Associate Director at PFV. She can be reached by email at mwalsh@venturesfoundation.org or by phone at 510.645.1590.

Here’s a look at the finalized agreement. Philanthropic Ventures Foundation agreement with CCC (.pdf)

May 20th event a success, get ready for November

The Compassionate Chefs Cafe hosted a very successful buffet and fund raiser on May 20th. Sixty-five people donated time and money while enjoying wonderful Indian fare. The crowd was made up of many people from the restaurant industry and friends of New Delhi Restaurant, it was a great chance to socialize and re-establish old ties.

Nearly $7,000 was raised for the Tenderloin After School Program in San Francisco and the Gandhi Ashram in New Delhi. All the staff donated their time, as well. Despite competing with Bay-to-Breakers held the same weekend – the turnout was robust. As usual, every dollar raised goes straight to the two organizations. None is spent on expenses or overhead.
The next event is being planned for November, 18th. Watch this space for more information.

All smiles
Four of the guests having a great time.
TNDC Development newsletter, Summer 2007
TNDC Development newsletter, Summer 2007
Benefit write-up
The San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2007
The people who made it happen
The staff who donated their time and made the event possible.
The people who made it happenRanjan Dey and friends enjoy a chat. The people who made it happen
San Francisco Examiner, May 17, 2007

Sunday May 20th-Compassionate Chefs Cafe Event

Please Join Us Sunday May 20th

10 Course Buffet Brunch & Copious Libations

@ Compassionate Chefs Cafe

Suggested Donation – $25 to $50 per person

Event to Benefit the Less Fortunate Children of The San Francisco Tenderloin and Gandhi Ashram, New Delhi

For Details Go To About Us

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Buffet Brunch Menu

Suggested Donation $25 to $50 per person

Bari Pakora -Vegetable fritters
Mini Vegetable Samosas – Turnovers filled with lightly spiced potatoes
Hariyali Tikka -Chicken barbecued in a tangy mint and cilantro marinade
Seekh Keebab – Spiced lamb rolls prepared over a charcoal fire
Served with Mint Chutney and Tamarind Chutney
Murg Akbari-
An exotic preparation of chicken with cashews and raisins
Simmered in a blend of mild spices
Karahai Gosht-
A flavorful Lamb curry cooked in North Indian spices
Paneer Makhani-
Homemade paneer cooked in tomato cream sauce and
seasons with fenugreek leaves
Alu Palak-
Spinach cooked with potatoes and seasoned with garlic
Kali Dal New Delhi-
Slow simmered black Lentils with Ginger and Tomatoes
Peas Pullao-
Saffron flavored Basmati rice with green peas

Accompanied with Nan, Achar, Chutney, Kachumber Salad, Condiments and Spicy Salad

Dessert Display
Chilled Rice Pudding with Alfanso Mango Float
Warm Gulab Jamun – Milk Dumpling in Warm Cardamom Syrup
Chenna Rabri – Chenna grapes in rabri sauce
Fresh Fruits
Masala Chai – Indian milk tea with cardamom flavor

Copious Liabations
Nimbu Pani – Indian Lemonade
Mazza Mango Drink
Sam Adams Beer
Salmon Creek Chardonnay
Salmon Creek Cabernet

Event Information:

Suggested Donation $25 to $50 per person

Sunday, May 20th, 11:30 to 3:30 pm
New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis Street, San Francisco – Phone: 415-397-8470
(Between Mason and Powell — Park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street for validated parking)

This event is sponsored by New Delhi Restaurant & New World Spices to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

 

Meet The Stars of Harry Potter

Please Join Us April 17th

Meet The Stars of Harry Potter

The Weasley Brothers and Viktor Krum

Event to Benefit the Less Fortunate Children of The San Francisco Tenderloin and Gandhi Ashram, New Delhi

James and Oliver Phelps as “Fred and George Weasley”

James and Oliver Phelps were born on February 25th, 1986, 13 minutes apart. Both have always loved acting and appeared in several school plays. In 2000, the identical twin brothers were chosen to play Fred and George Weasley in the movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Stan Ianevski as “Viktor Krum”

For a long time, mystery surrounded the identity of Stanislav Ianevski, the Bulgarian teenager chosen to play Quidditch Star and Durmstrang Tri-Wizard Champion Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Over 600 young men tried out in the first round of the casting that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on February 4 and 5. Approximately 50 boys had videos sent to London for final judging, but in the end it was a Bulgarian student living in London who won the role.

Event Information:
Tuesday, April 17th, 12 noon-3:00 pm
New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis Street, San Francisco – Phone: 415-397-8470
(Between Mason and Powell — Park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street for validated parking)

Ticket Information:
Door Charge: $10, proceeds benefits the children of Compassionate Chefs Cafe
10 Course Buffet Luncheon: $15/person

Fees for celebrity autographs and photo opportunity: $25*

*Please note that there will be a charge for every autograph. You can have your own item signed or a photograph will be provided with the charge. Every effort will be made for the celebrities to see all the attending pubic, however this a first come, first serve event. In the event too many people show up for the signing, there is no guarantee of seeing the celebrities. If time permits, photos may be taken with the celebrities, but only if time and the celebrity permit. This is purely a personal public appearance by each individual actor, not a studio or license/copyright holder sanctioned or licensed event. Celebrity appearance subject to other professional engagements. “Harry Potter” name and images copyright J K Rowling.

To RSVP: We will be accepting up to 150 RSVPs at (415) 397-8470, your email address will be required for confirmation. Please RSVP by April 16.

This event is sponsored by New Delhi Restaurant & New World Spices to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe.