Chefs' Celebrity Gala

Chefs' Celebrity Gala

FedEx Event Center Sunset

Chefs’ Celebrity GALA WITH A TWIST Cocktail Party | OCTOBER 28, 2021

The Chefs’ Celebrity Gala is the Memphis CAC’s oldest and most successful fundraiser. This year, our Gala with a Twist is on Thursday, October 28, 2021. It will be an upscale cocktail party with a live band. Guests will enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a beautiful view at the FedEx Event Center in Shelby Farms.

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Teddy Bear Surprises are back this year! The ever-popular Teddy Bear Surprises are an enduringly popular part of the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala. Part of the fun is not knowing what items you have purchased until you open the envelope.

Check here and on our social media for announcements about Chefs’ Celebrity Gala with a Twist. For information on sponsorship, contact Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org or 901.888.4383.


Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving | October 25 – November 1, 2020

Our 31st annual Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, presented by the Prentiss Foundation, was a bit different this year. Instead of a one-night party, guests enjoyed A Week of Giving October 25 – November 1. Together, you raised over $223,000 for the children at the Memphis CAC.

Thanks go to our dedicated committee, and Almida Smith for her great leadership. Our platinum sponsors included the Prentiss Foundation and Joyce Mollerup and Bob Buckman. And we couldn't do it without our fun-loving celebrity servers, generous table and Heart of Gold sponsors, volunteers, and guests.

Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving featured video stories of healing and gratitude from CAC staff and gala supporters. Guests bid on “staycation” baskets and other great items in a lively online auction. Many purchased a special Chefs’ Celebrity Gala Teddy Bear. You can view the videos on our YouTube channel. Be sure to check out photos of our special deliveries on our Facebook page.

Ways to Support

Missed Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving? You can still help a child in crisis. Your financial gift to the gala helps traumatized kids find hope and healing. Click here to make a financial gift. Please write “gala” in the comments section.