Dining With Denise Neil

May 16, 2013

Bid for foodie dream jobs at charity event

Dining With Denise Neil

Denise Neil has the latest Wichita restaurant news, with comings & goings, recent reviews, the question of the week and more.

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.

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