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On The Front Porch: Silent Auction Items

The Auction may be silent but the winners will be whooping with joy!


1) Personal Chef Dinner Party Experience 

From Executive Chef Michael Saunders, owner of Just One More Bite in Raleigh. Chef Saunders trained in Classic and Contemporary Cooking techniques and Cuisine; has 17 years of experience in several different types of cooking environments from Fine Dining to Country Clubs to high volume casual dining. Executive Sous Chef at Morton’s Steakhouse Dallas, TX. Executive Chef at The Ore House Steakhouse Steamboat Springs, CO. Executive Chef at Oryx in Raleigh, NC. Just One More Bite specializes in delivering healthy meals weekly to your door.

Chef Michael Saunders will prepare ​one of his delicious, custom, 3-5 course meals​ for you to enjoy in ​the comfort of ​your own home for you and 8 – 10 of your guests​ (winner is responsible for the cost of food and alcohol, we will provide the service and experience).

​Chef Michael has been wowing the Raleigh area with his expertise for the past 5 years and is one of the Triangles best kept secrets, so don’t hesitate — bid on this spectacular evening a​nd​ look forward to an unforgettable evening of great food with your friends and family!  ​(Value:  Starting at $​1200)

2) Cape Cod, MA Weekend:  4 days/3 nights weekend in North Eastham, MA. See #110548 for house details.

3 Bedrooms; 1 is a King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen and Twin – Sleeps 6-7 People

New Cape Cod-style home (circa 2000) with 3 large bedrooms (all hardwood floors), large spacious kitchen, living room with gas fireplace and internet access, dining room, 2 full baths + hot/cold outdoor shower, large furnished deck with new gas grill for a comfortable vacation. New in 2013 is Central Air Conditioning. Located 0.3 miles from Campground Town Beach on the Bay side (10 minute walk). About 2 miles from ocean beaches, 1 mile from bike trails. Conveniently located across the street from a small deli/store (summer only). Within minutes ocean beaches, many restaurants, movies, golf, and shopping.


3) The Umstead Certificate includes Overnight Stay in Premier Room with Breakfast for Two in Herons (includes tax and gratuity).

Herons has been recognized by Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Southern Living, in addition to receiving numerous accolades and awards including Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide and Five Diamonds from AAA.


4) Tour of UNC Basketball Museum with Phil Ford

Phil Ford currently works for the Educational Foundation, the fund-raising arm of the North Carolina athletic department. He has been an invaluable member of the Carolina basketball family for over 25 years. As a point guard, Ford earned first-team All-America honors three times and was the 1978 National Player of the Year. In his 11-year stint as a UNC assistant coach, Ford was a tireless instructor, motivator and recruiter.

Ford’s name is synonymous with his enthusiastic attitude, and it is that quality which made him stand out from many assistant coaches. Ford has been a part of five Final Four appearances, five NCAA Regional titles and five ACC Tournament titles. He has coached 10 first-round draft picks, including 1998 National Player of the Year Antawn Jamison.

Read more about him here.


5) Raleigh Media Group – Two hour private Scotch Tasting for up to 20 Guests

Prize includes glassware, beverage, ice, serving materials, and a commemorative gift for the host or hostess. When sampling alcoholic beverages, we strongly suggest that appropriate food items be provided, as well, and are happy to make suggestions about what items pair best with the beverages selected for your tasting – however, the cost of providing paired food items is not included.   Learn more about us here.   (Value: Starting at $500)


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