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Portland, Ore. No Kid Hungry Dinner

October 15, 2015

No Kid Hungry Champion: $5,000

School Breakfast Hero: $2,500

Individual Ticket: $250

Irving Street Kitchen

701 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Join Us to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

Thursday, October 15, 2015

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Irving Street Kitchen
701 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. - Multi-course Seated Dinner


Host Chef

Sarah Schafer
Irving Street Kitchen 

Participating Chefs

Traci Des Jardins
San Francisco, Calif.

Gregory Gourdet

Portland, Ore.

Tim Lipman
Coolinary Cafe
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Host Committee
Barbara Farris

with entertainment provided by

The von Trapps


Through our No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America — Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds innovative public-private partnerships to end hunger, nationally and at the state and city levels.


Sarah SchaferExecutive Chef, Irving Street Kitchen

Chef Schafer is often called a “chef’s chef” due to her classical French training, respect for her purveyors, and quiet daily pursuit of excellence.

Sarah’s love of food can be traced to her childhood in Boston, where she was immersed in a world of cooking by her mother and great grandmother, both ardent fans of Julia Child.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Sarah worked for Chef Ken Orringer in Boston, then in New York City at Gramercy Tavern, for Chef Tom Colicchio, who quickly promoted her to Sous Chef, giving her the distinction of being the first female Sous Chef in a Danny Meyer restaurant. She then opened Eleven Madison Park as Executive Sous Chef where she remained happily until accepting an offer to work as Chef de Cuisine for Chef Daniel Patterson at Frisson in San Francisco, and became Executive Chef upon his departure. While in San Francisco, Sarah was named Executive Chef at the new Anchor and Hope, a New England style fish house. After 2 years there, she accepted the opportunity to move to Portland, Oregon to open Irving Street Kitchen and lead as Executive Chef, where she remains today.

Sarah’s understanding of the important relationship between restaurant and community, she credits to her long working relationship with iconic restauranteur Danny Meyer, whom she considers her mentor. Sarah’s commitment to community includes acting as Chef Chair for Taste of the Nation Portland, and hosting the annual Fall No Kid Hungry dinner at Irving Street Kitchen, both of which benefit Share Our Strength, whose mission it is to end childhood hunger in America. To date, her efforts have raised over $250,000. By using her talents to help benefit the community, Chef Schafer’s love of cooking comes full circle.

Chef Schafer is known for her soulful approach to food deeply rooted in slow cooking and for her unwavering commitment to the highest standards of conduct.


Guest Chefs

Traci Des Jardins
San Francisco, Calif.

Gregory Gourdet
Portland, Ore. 

Tim Lipman
Coolinary Cafe
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


No Kid Hungry Champion - $5,000

- One Table of  8

- Photo with Guest Chef(s)

-No Kid Hungry Apron signed by all Chefs

- Recognition as No Kid Hungry Champion sponsor

- Full page ad in the tribute journal 

- Tax deductible amount is $4,200

School Breakfast Hero - $2,500
- One Table of 4
- Recognition as School Breakfast Hero sponsor 

-Photo with Guest Chef(s)
- Half page ad in the tribute journal 
Tax deductible amount is $2,100

 Individual Ticket-- $250
-Includes admission for one to the cocktail reception and dinner
-Tax deductible amount is $150



Planning Committee 

Tina Berry, Airbnb - Sponsorship and Auction Chair

Ryan Dixon, Irving Street Kitchen - Logistics Chair

Emily Kojis, Irving Street Kitchen - Logistics Chair

Nancy Levenson, Freelance Writer - Marketing and PR Chair

Jody Guither, Clear Creek Distillery - Sponsorship and Auction Chair 

Sarah Schafer, Irving Street Kitchen - Chef Chair 






The von Trapps

Meet The von Trapps, the next generation. Siblings Sofia (26), Melanie (24), Amanda (23) and August (20), the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are reinventing the legacy of their birthright for the modern age. Dancing in Gold, the first of three EPs of entirely original material that The von Trapps plan to send out into the world over the next two years, is due out April 14, 2015.

For their first foray into the studio in their new incarnation, the siblings sought out a kindred spirit, approaching Israel Nebeker, the lead singer and songwriter of Blind Pilot, to produce the album. Inspired by the work of artists such as Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Françoise Hardy, and the Beach Boys, the harmonic folk-pop that sings out of Dancing in Gold is 21st-century von Trapp, inventive, earnest and exquisite. Nebeker gets right to the heart and soul of the matter: “Their sound is an open collage, unafraid of combining disparate style and sentiment. Most importantly to me, it communicates honestly and is sung from the heart.”

The von Trapps' musical journey began as a fluke and a brainstorm in 2001. During summer visits to their Montana home, their grandfather Werner von Trapp taught them the Austrian folk songs he loved as a child. When he became too ill to travel, they crafted a homemade recording to cheer him up, never expecting it would inspire a career in music. The von Trapps have been on stage together ever since. Their performances make room for melodicas and ukuleles, lyrics that can unspool in ten languages, twinges of Appalachia and Portlandia, some shout-outs to the Mamas & Papas, all filtered through the DNA of the most beloved musical ever, The Sound of Music. They have toured extensively, from Beijing’s Forbidden City to the Sydney Opera House, performed with major symphonies across the country, appeared on Oprah, and recorded with artists such as Wayne Newton and Rufus Wainwright.  

For the past few years, The von Trapps have been frequent guest performers with Pink Martini, the globetrotting pop sensation. The two groups collaborated on Pink Martini’s eighth studio album, Dream a Little Dream, released in March 2014, which has sold over 20,000 copies in the US alone, and was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition.

Emboldened by that collaboration, flourishing in the rich creative world of their adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon and burgeoning with new ideas, The von Trapps cast off on their own to trail blaze a new musical path. 

As the von Trapps tell Rolling Stones– “This new chapter in our career feels very electric; I think our current sound is super fresh, personal, and fun. Fourteen years of touring the world together has given each of us a well of inspiration, and we are at a point where all of that energy is overflowing. How each of us blend our styles together is both a challenge and a thrilling discovery for us, yet this first creation, Dancing in Gold, found a wonderfully surprising and compelling place. We're eager to see how our music manifests itself moving forward.”

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