Give Me Five

August 27, 2017

Cocktail Reception: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner & Live Auction: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Atlanta Athletic Club

1930 Bobby Jones Drive
Johns Creek, Georgia

5 Chefs, 5 Sommeliers, 11 Years, 1 Goal... No Kid Hungry

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Atlanta Athletic Club
1930 Bobby Jones Dr.
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Online ticket sales are no longer available as of Friday, August 25. If you are interested in attending the event, please email Rebecca Woerner at 

Tickets - $275 Per Person or $2,500 Per Table for 10

Please note, any tickets purchased after Friday, August 18 will be held at Will Call.

5:00 p.m. - Cocktail reception
6:00 p.m. - Multi-course seated dinner with live & silent auctions

Join us for this highly anticipated annual dinner featuring five of Georgia's finest chefs who will prepare an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia's best sommeliers. Each extraordinary course will be accompanied by commentary from our chefs and sommeliers. One in six children in America struggles with hunger, but together, we can make No Kid Hungry a reality.

Learn more about our all star chefs and sommeliers in the tabs above.

Contact Rebecca Woerner at with any questions. RSVP required, space is limited.




2017 Participating Chefs

Master Chef Daryl Shular, Chef Chair, Atlanta Athletic Club


Chef Morey Anderson, Atlanta Athletic Club


Pastry Chef Christian Castillo, Atlas


Chef Charlie Hatney, Charlie Hatney & Co.


Chef Aaron Masanotti, The Merion


Chef Todd Richards, Richards’ Southern Fried

2017 Participating Sommeliers

Gil Kulers, Sommelier Chair, Piedmont Driving Club


Jacob Gragg, Cru Artisan Wines


Andres Loaiza, Aria


Christopher Lodge, Atlas


Maggie Meroney, Capital City Club

Thank you to our 2017 local sponsors! 


Acqua Panna / S.Pellegrino

Atlanta Athletic Club

The Atlanta Falcon Youth Foundation

Atlanta United FC

The Billi Marcus Foundation


Sard & Leff

Treebird Branding



Media Sponsors

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Encore Atlanta


Modern Luxury

Restaurant Informer

Simply Buckhead

Southern Seasons

17th South

Give Me Five 2017 | Dinner Menu

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Master Chef Daryl Shular – Atlanta Athletic Club

*Garniture of Duck with Sweet Corn Bavarian, Burgundy Gelee and Pistachio

*Watermelon Gazpacho Shooter, Cucumber Foam and Basil Wafer

*Braised Beef Short Rib-Potato Fritter, Onion Jam and Crème Fraiche


First Course

Chef Morey Anderson – Atlanta Athletic Club

General Manager Andres Loaiza – Aria

*Cedar Smoked Atlantic Salmon with Peekytoe Crab, Avocado and Ossetra Caviar, Heirloom Tomato Glace

Distributor: Quality Wine & Spirits


Second Course

Chef Charlie Hatney – Charlie Hatney & Co.

Fine Wine Specialist Jacob Gragg – Cru Artisan Wines

*Spice Rubbed Wild Boar Tenderloin with Blackberry Demi-glace, Sweet Potato Bread Pudding and a Mushroom-Corn Ragout

Distributor: Empire Distributors


Third Course

Chef Aaron Masanotti – The Merion

Sommelier Maggie Meroney – Capital City Club

*Organic Baby Arugula and Grilled Georgia Peach With Thomasville Tomme Cheese, Toasted Almond Crisp and a Meyer Lemon-Sparkling Wine Vinaigrette

Distributor: National Distributing Company


Fourth Course

Chef Todd Richards – Richards’ Southern Fried

Sommelier Gil Kulers – Piedmont Driving Club

*Smoked Flat Iron Beef with Cranberry Molé, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Distributor: United Distributors



Pastry Chef Christian Castillo – Atlas

Sommelier Christopher Lodge – Atlas

* Itakuja Mousse, Itakuja 55% Dark Chocolate Double Fermentation with Passion Fruit Pulp Mousse, Mango-Peach Jasmine Compote, Caramelized Crispy Puff Rice and Mango-Peach Caramel Sauce

Distributor: Prime Wine & Spirits



2017 Live Auction Preview




Lot 1: A Bite of the Big Apple // NYC Trip

All performing artists deserve a great stage. Musicians have Carnegie Hall, opera singers have the Metropolitan Opera House, and chefs, winemakers and cookbook authors have the James Beard House. Win this coveted culinary lot and you (plus one very lucky guest) will experience it first-hand. You’ll be whisked away with a pair of tickets from Atlanta to New York on Delta Air Lines. Then, you’ll lay your head for two nights at the luxurious Hotel Henri New York, a Wyndham Hotel. Head over to the vibrant, interactive City Winery to grab a glass of wine, a bite to eat, catch a show – or all three! Finally, for the culinary crescendo, you’ll enjoy dinner for two (including all of the trappings—many decadent courses, rare wine pairings and gratuity) in the hallowed rooms of the Beard House in Greenwich Village. The date—and the chef is up to you—since you’ll choose from an exciting roster that includes up-and-coming talent and celebrity chefs alike.

Compliments of the James Beard Foundation

*Expires 8/27/2018. Package includes a $500 gift certificate to Delta Air Lines; $600 gift certificate to Hotel Henri; $250 gift certificate to City Winery; dinner for two at the James Beard House based on availability.


Lot 2: Dining In, Dining Out

Raise your paddle for this exciting lot and you’ll have not one, but two, stellar dining experiences with the best of the Atlanta Athletic Club. First, Chef Aaron Massanoti invites four guests into the Club’s prestigious Merion Room for an exciting four-course chef’s table, where he will prepare his signature modernist cuisine paired with global wines to complement each bite. Next up? Chef Morey Anderson will come to your home for a private cooking demonstration and meal prepared for six guests. He will consult with you ahead of time to select each course – and specially selected wines – and offer tips to the lucky group, featuring classical techniques and plating styles reminiscent of the great French chef Auguste Escoffier. You don’t want to miss this spectacular, two-part dining experience!

Compliments of Chef Aaron Masanotti, Chef Morey Anderson, The Merion and Atlanta Athletic Club.

*Expires 8/27/2018. Scheduling based on availability. Please allow advance notice for the chefs to perfectly customize your dining experiences. Server gratuity not included.


Lot 3: Insider Buford Highway Food, Chocolate & Wine Pairing

Raise your paddle if you’re ready for an adventure! The evening will begin with a dinner hosted for you and seven of your friends by Advanced Sommelier Jacob Gragg at one of Buford Highway’s many acclaimed restaurants. Jacob will work with the winner to choose the perfect dinner location based on taste and preferences. After dinner, the fun continues around the corner with a private chocolate making class at Jardi Chocolates led by Jacob’s wife, Culinary Institute of America graduate, Pastry Chef Jocelyn Gragg. Before opening Jardi in 2015, Jocelyn crafted desserts for some of the most exquisite restaurants – Restaurant Eugene, The Ocean Room at Kiawah Island and The Georgian Room at Sea Island. And what’s a night without wine? Of course, Jacob will be on hand pouring only the best wines throughout the evening.

Compliments of Jacob Gragg, Jocelyn Gragg and Jardi Chocolates

*Expires 8/27/2018. Based on sommelier and chef availability – minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions.




Lot 4: Bring the Bayou Home

Experience the sweet bayou in the comfort of your home with nine of your closest friends. Chef Charlie Hatney has worked in some of the best kitchens with some of the country’s best chefs, and now he’s bringing his extensive knowledge into your kitchen, if you’re tonight’s highest bidder. The evening will include the perfect creole dinner – a low country crab boil, crab cakes, bread pudding and much more. To top it off, you and your guests will relax with New Orleans-inspired cocktails, perfectly selected to complement the evening’s dinner. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Compliments of Chef Charlie Hatney

*Expires 8/27/2018. Based on chef availability, Sunday - Thursday - minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included. Must be redeemed in Metro Atlanta area (within 20 mile radius of Downtown Atlanta).


Lot 5: She Wrote the Book: Culinary Demonstration and Dinner Party for 10 by Author and Chef, Jennifer Hill Booker

You may have seen her on the “Today” show or on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. You may have even seen one of her acclaimed cookbooks, Field Peas to Foie Gras or Dinner Déjà Vu – and if you are tonight’s lucky bidder you’ll see her as you and nine of your nearest and dearest enjoy an evening with Chef Jennifer Hill Booker. Chef Jennifer will share cooking secrets from her signature blend of “Modern Southern Cuisine with a French Accent.” Your evening will start with a welcome cocktail & appetizers at The Cook’s Warehouse location of your choice. After a brief introduction of your chef for the evening, Chef Jennifer will discuss your custom menu and give a brief cooking demonstration. Take notes – you’ll be learning from the best! You’ll then transition into a seated dinner where you’ll enjoy the techniques you just learned through an exceptional three course meal, with perfectly paired wines from National Distributing. Chef Jennifer will work with the winner of this delicious ‘She Wrote the Book’ dinner party auction item to personalize your menu-ensuring the perfect meal. You and each of your guests will leave with memories of an unforgettable evening and a signed copy of Chef Jennifer’s newest cookbook: Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, for you and your guests. Bon appetit!

Compliments of Chef Jennifer Hill Booker, The Cook’s Warehouse and National Distributing Company

*Expires 8/27/2018. Based on chef and location availability.




Lot 6: Discover Atlas: Ultra-Exclusive Experience for 20

Atlas, located in the St. Regis Atlanta, has been racking up the accolades since its doors opened in 2015. Earlier this year, they opened the chef-driven Tavern at Atlas – home to some of the city’s best craft cocktails and locally-sourced small plates. Now you get to experience all the hype with an exclusive reception for 20 guests at Tavern at Atlas. For two hours, you and your guests will enjoy up to seven passed hors d’oeuvres prepared by acclaimed Executive Chef Christopher Grossman and Pastry Chef Christian Castillo, and wines paired by Sommelier Chris Lodge. This will be one of those nights you and your friends talk about for years to come!

Courtesy of Chefs Christopher Grossman and Christian Castillo, Sommelier Chris Lodge and Tavern at Atlas

*Expires 9/31/2018. Valid at the Tavern at Atlas for the items listed above. Dates subject to availability, must schedule at least 30 days in advance. Not redeemable on holidays or in the month of December. Server gratuity not included.


Lot 7: Master Chef

Joining the elite ranks of Master Chefs is competitive, but win this incredible lot and you’ll get all of the benefits and none of the stress! Atlanta Athletic Club’s own Master Chef Daryl Shular will recreate elements of his eight-day Certified Master Chef exam, with eight spectacular courses of modern gastronomy prepared in the comfort of your home. Every thoughtfully prepared course will showcase Chef Shular’s skill and creativity – necessary qualities that lead him to become one of only 68 Certified Master Chefs in the United States (and the first African American to earn the distinction). Get ready for expertly paired wines and an extra helping of fun for your private party of ten guests.

Compliments of Master Chef Daryl Shular and the Atlanta Athletic Club

*Expires 8/27/2018. Scheduling based on availability. Please allow advance notice for chef to perfectly customize your party. Server gratuity not included.


Lot 8: Tiny Bubbles In-Home Dinner for 8

Todd Richards, Executive Chef and Owner of Richards’ Southern Fried, kicks off his mornings with a glass of Champagne. As Tasting Table reported, “the best part of waking up, is Champagne in his cup.” Gil Kulers, Sommelier at the prestigious Piedmont Driving Club, also has a soft spot for sparkling wine. Todd and Gil combine forces for one lucky bidder: an effervescent four-course dinner for eight in the winner’s home with each dish expertly paired with a different Champagne. Gil will start the night off with a bang (or a pop?) by demonstrating the ancient ritual of “Champagne Sabering,” in which he decapitates the top of a bottle with a three-foot sword. For the adventurous, Gil will offer sabering lessons. Next, guests will enjoy four courses crafted by Chef Richards along with selections from Champagne Drappier, one of Todd's favorite Champagne houses. Expect Todd and Gil to demonstrate their version of quality control when the bubbly gets flowing. To wrap up the evening, Gil will wield his white-hot port tongs and show diners another way to open a bottle without a cork screw. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, not to be missed. Don’t forget your camera!

Courtesy of Chef Todd Richards, Sommelier Gil Kulers and Champagne Drappier

*Expires 8/27/2018. Based on chef and sommelier availability, Sunday - Thursday - minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included. Must be redeemed in Metro Atlanta area (within 20 mile radius of Downtown Atlanta). 

2017 Event Emcees

Jeff Dauler and Jenn Hobby

The Jeff and Jenn Show on Star 94.1


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