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Wolfgang Puck to Appear at the Annual Chef's Best Fundraiser
Purchase Tickets Today Through Second Havest Food Bank of Metrolina


WHO: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s Community Food Rescue Program, Harris Teeter, Campbell’s, the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute and the Charlotte Convention Center

WHAT: Tickets are on sale now for the 22nd Annual Chef’s Best Fundraiser. The event, featuring Wolfgang Puck, includes a reception by the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute followed by an elegant dinner prepared by some of the region’s finest chefs, including Gene Briggs from Blue Restaurant & Bar, Jim Noble from The King’s Kitchen and Tom Condron from The Liberty. The main course will be prepared by Wolfgang Puck. After dinner, enjoy a live auction with great restaurant, travel and sports packages. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling 704-375-9639 ext. 38.

WHERE: The Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom located at 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202.

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2011; Reception – 6:00PM; Dinner – 7:00PM

WHY: The Community Food Rescue Program annually saves over three million pounds of food that would otherwise be thrown away.  Each day, perishable foods, including produce, deli, bakery and prepared are picked up and delivered completely free of charge to soup kitchens, shelters and other non-profit agencies that feed on site. Community Food Rescue is a program managed by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Each year, the food bank provides nearly 650 non-profits in a 19 county region of North and South Carolina with almost 35 million pounds of food that is used to feed hungry people.

About Second Harvest Food of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina.  In FY2009-2010, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 33 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to nearly 650 hunger feeding agencies.  Agencies served include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

About Campbell’s
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including, Campbells®, Pepperidge Farm®, Arnott’s® and V8®. Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit

About Wolfgang Puck © Soups
The Wolfgang Puck® soup line consists of 17 diverse soups, more than half of which are gluten-free or organic options that are safe and satisfying for everyone. Wolfgang Puck® soups will begin appearing on shelves in new and improved labels starting November 2010 for a suggested retail price of $2.50. Consumers should look for a symbol on product packaging denoting Gluten Free and USDA-Certified Organic products. To find a retailer near you, visit