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Bid for foodie dream jobs at charity event

05/16/2013 3:56 PM

08/15/2014 11:31 AM

Among the jobs up for auction at Friday’s event: A chance to learn how to brew like a master from River City Brewing Co. brewmaster Dan Norton, left. After editing a brief I’d written about the Children's Champions charity event, which raises money by auctioning off “dream jobs,” my co-worker Julie was skeptical.

She grew up working in her parents’ Chinese/American restaurant and said she definitely would not classify it as a dream job.

But she and I agreed that the foodie jobs being auctioned on Friday — including a chocolate-making lesson and beer-brewing instruction — might be a lot more fun.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. Among the opportunities being auctioned are a chance to work a shift for the Flying Stove food truck and create a sandwich or burger for the menu; a chance to have a hands-on chocolate making experience with Cocoa Dolce's Beth Tully; and the chance to go behind the scenes at River City Brewing Company and craft a beer with brewmaster Dan Norton.

The event will feature hors d'oeuvres provided by The Anchor, soup from Tanya's Soup Kitchen and custard from Freddy's Frozen Custard. Tickets are $75 at the event’s Facebook page.

Proceeds will go to help local children participating in Child Start's head start programs.

Let me know if you win.

About Denise Neil

Denise has been an Eagle reporter since 1997. She writes about pop culture on Sundays, reviews restaurants on Fridays and blogs at Dining with Denise. Previously, she worked for the Chattanooga Times and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

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