Photo Credit: Rick Camargo Photography
Over four hundred guests gathered at San Francisco’s City Hall on May 8th for the 13th Annual Taste of Tel Hi. The sold-out fundraiser grossed over $340,000 to benefit the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, one of the oldest non-profits in San Francisco, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this yar. Tel Hi supports local programs that enhance the lives of toddlers, youth, families and seniors in the community.
Guests mixed and mingled in City Hall rotunda, where they sampled food and wine from restaurants and wineries under the dome including Dobbs Ferry, Fog Harbor Fish House, Original Joe’s, Butterfly, Ozumo, Park Tavern, Piperade, Scoma’s, Trattoria Da Vittorio, Twenty Five Lusk, Mumm Napa, Flywheel Wines, Raymond Vineyards, The Winery SF, Wente Vineyards, ZD Wines, Pier 23 Café & Sweeties and Cyrus Nobel Bourbon.
A few hours of savory sampling led to the main event inside the dining room, where guests were met with drinks, desserts prepared by Butterfly’s executive chef Robert Lam, and a live auction emceed by award-winning Foodie Chap host, Liam Mayclem. Prior to the start of the auction, Mayclem caught audience’s attention before Tel Hi Executive Director Nestor Fernandez spoke about the programs of the organization.
Notable guests included San Francisco dignitaries and politicians state assemblyman David Chiu; Supervisors Julie Christensen, Mark Farrell, Scott Wiener, Aaron Peskin, and Quentin Copp; Gwyneth Borden, of the GGRA; Rodney Fong, SF Planning Commission President; Monique Moyer, Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco; and Kevin Carroll, Executive Director of the Hotel Council of San Francisco.