Give Me Five

August 14, 2016

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

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

Piedmont Driving Club

1215 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia

5 Chefs, 5 Sommeliers, 10 Years, 1 Goal... No Kid Hungry


Sunday, August 14, 2016

1215 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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

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 five 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.




Thank you to our participating chefs!

Jay Yarbrough, Piedmont Driving Club | Chef Chair


Christopher Grossman, Atlas Restaurant


Wesley True, The Optimist


Piero Premoli, Pricci


James Neale, Rathbun's

Thank you to our participating sommeliers!

Gil Kulers, Piedmont Driving Club | Sommelier Chair


Caleb Hopkins, Atlas Restaurant


Clarke Anderson, No. 246


Joon Lim, Vine Vault


Linda Torres, Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Thank you to our 2016 local sponsors! 

Acqua Panna / S.Pellegrino

The Atlanta Falcon Youth Foundation

The Billi Marcus Foundation

Delta Air Lines


Sard & Leff

Phase 3

Piedmont Driving Club


Media Sponsors

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Encore Atlanta


Modern Luxury

Restaurant Informer

Simply Buckhead

Southern Seasons

Event Emcees

Jenn Hobby from the Jeff and Jenn Show on Star 94.1  

Billy Harris, Auctioneer


Give Me Five 2016 | Dinner Menu

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

* Pimento Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Buttered Saltine Crackers (Piedmont Driving Club)

* Smoked Trout Rillette, Corn Meal Cracker, Dill, Trout Roe (Atlas)


First Course

Chef Wesley True - The Optimist and Sommelier Clarke Anderson - No. 246

*Hamachi Served in Sea Water, Lemon

Distributor: Prime


Second Course

Chef Piero Premoli - Pricci and Sommelier Linda Torres - The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

*Lobster Pasta Gratin

Distributor: National


Third Course

Chef James Neale - Rathbun's and Sommelier Joon Lim - Vine Vault

*White Oak Pastures Duck, Basil Farrotto, Baby Beets, Black Garlic

Distributor: Georgia Crown


Fourth Course

Chef Christopher Grossman - Atlas and Sommelier Caleb Hopkins - Atlas

*Pecan Grilled C.A.B. Spinalis, Porcini Mushroom Duxelle, Fondant Potato, Crispy Shallots, Sauce Bourguignon

Distributor: Quality



Chef Natasha Capper - Piedmont Driving Club and Sommelier Gil Kulers - Piedmont Driving Club

*Callebaut Chocolate Ganache, Mandarin Orange, Hazelnut Daquoise

Distributor: United


2016 Live Auction Preview



Lot 1: Aww Shucks!

Chef Wesley True invites you and 9 of your friends to join him at The Optimist, which among numerous accolades was named Esquire’s Restaurant of the Year. Your evening will begin with a private Oyster shucking demonstration in their private dining room, complete with Champagne and Oysters. The evening continues as your palate delights and your group is spoiled by a Chef Tasting Menu. This unique dining experience will be completed by wine pairings and visits from Executive Chef Wesley True and a Beverage Expert.

Compliments of Chef Wesley True, The Optimist and Ford Fry Restaurants.

*Redeemable January – November 2017. This experience should be scheduled in advance, for a mutually agreeable time and is subject to seating availability, excludes holidays, and the month of December. Taxes and gratuity on full value not included.


Lot 2: “Break In” Your Big Green Egg

Enjoy the ultimate cooking experience in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Not only will you take home your own large Big Green Egg – a favorite of grilling enthusiasts – but Chef David G. Rose will help you “break it in” by preparing an in-home dinner for eight. Chef Rose will work with you to create the custom six-course “TLC” (Tastings, Libations and Cigar) tasting menu, complemented by the perfect pairings: three cocktails – prepared by Tiffanie “The Drinking Coach” Barriere – and a cigar.

Compliments of Chef David Rose’s Signature TLC (Tastings • Libations • Cigar) Dinner Experience, Tiffanie Barriere and Big Green Egg.

*Based on chef availability, Sunday – Thursday. Minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included. Expires 8/14/2017.




Lot 3: Best of Buckhead Life

Buckhead Life Restaurant Group takes a progressive dinner paired with wine to the next, decadent level with this unforgettable group experience. You and 5 lucky friends will start your appetizing adventure toasting with Greek wines and nibbling contemporary Mediterranean bites of meze at Kyma. Then, you’ll be whisked away to enjoy classic French flavors at Bistro Niko with charcuterie, country pate, terrines, & more paired with French wine. Chef Piero Premoli from tonight’s dinner looks forward to treating you to an authentic Italian entrees and wines at Pricci. Next you’ll head to Buckhead Diner for a selection of desserts, including the famous white chocolate banana cream pie and adult “ID” shakes – that means, they’ll need to see your ID to serve those! Thanks to door-to-door car service, all you have to do is set the date! Of course… We didn’t forget about Chops and Atlanta Fish Market – so we’ll include two $250 gift cards, one for each concept, for your future dining plans. There is a very, very long list of awards and accolades for each of these restaurants – if you put them together, they are an unstoppable force in dining: each comfortable, yet elegant. Make your plans now to go in together on this remarkable package!

Compliments of Chef Piero Premoli and the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

*Based on restaurant availability, expires 8/14/17. Ground transportation in the form of a $300 Amex card to be used for the transportation of your choice (i.e. limo service).


Lot 4: Barbeque and Brews for 24 – Country Club Style

Executive Chef Jay Yarbrough and Sommelier Gil Kulers of the Piedmont Driving Club invite you and 23 of your best friends to enjoy a casual evening at the secluded, exclusive and exquisite Piedmont Driving Club Golf Course Clubhouse terrace overlooking Cowart Lake. Chef Yarbrough will work with you to customize the menu to your guests’ taste and Sommelier Gil Kulers will personally select his favorite local craft beers to compliment Chef’s creations. This will be a gathering to remember!

Compliments of Piedmont Driving Club, Chef Jay Yarbrough and Sommelier Gil Kulers.

*As this is a unique outdoor event on the terrace, to maximize guest comfort it is offered through October of 2016 and again in the Spring of 2017 when the weather warms back up. Based on venue availability. Gratuity not included.




Lot 5: Modern Spin on the Classics: Rathbun’s Exec Chef James T. Neale II

In-Home Dinner for 12

There’s a new chef in town – and if you’re the high bidder, you’re in for a treat. Executive Chef James T. Neale II (Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Betony) has recently joined the widely favorited Rathbun’s restaurant as executive chef. Rathbun’s has been well represented among best restaurants in Atlanta (and often the country) since opening in 2004, receiving accolades from Bon Appetit (“Hot 50”), Esquire (“Top 21 New Restaurants in United States”), Atlanta Magazine (“Best Overall Restaurant”) and many more! Chef Neale is putting his stamp on the Rathbun’s menu and you can be the first in Atlanta to enjoy his culinary talent IN your home with a custom created 5 course tasting dinner for 12. You know we wouldn’t forget about wine and will include pairings throughout the meal.

Courtesy of Chef James T. Neale II and Rathbun’s Restaurants

*Valid Sunday – Thursday, based on chef availability. Expires 8/14/17. Gratuity not included.


Lot 6: Masterpiece Dinner: Art-Inspired 7 Course Meal for 10 at Atlas

We’re putting the ART in artisanal. Executive Chef Christopher Grossman welcomes your party of 10 to Atlas Restaurant for a one of a kind art-themed 7-course menu with wine pairings. Atlas has a museum-worthy collection with pieces from Foujita, Modigliani, Picasso and Chagall. Each course will be inspired by a different piece of art/artist on display in the restaurant. Tonight’s fortunate winner can select from hosting in the main dining room or private dining room.

Compliments of Chef Christopher Grossman, Wine Director Caleb Hopkins and Atlas Restaurant.

*Valid Sunday – Thursday, based on chef and restaurant availability. Not valid on holidays. Expires 12/31/17. Gratuity not included.


Lot 7: La Dolce Vita: Five Days and Four Nights Exploring Two of Italy’s Most Beautiful Winemaking Regions

Raise your paddle to experience “the sweet life” in Tuscany! Two lucky couples will experience an insider’s look into the Antinori Family winery. You’ll be immersed in this proud winemaking family’s history, spanning more than 26 generations. You’ll explore the diverse regions of Italy; from the art-filled streets of Florence to the rolling hills of Umbria. Your adventure begins with round trip airfare, whisking you to Florence for dinner at the prestigious La Cantinetta Antinori restaurant in the Antinori Mansion. V.I.P. accommodations at the Executive Hotel Florence will be the perfect home-base for two nights as you explore Florence’s legendary beauty and architecture. Your journey continues with trips to exclusive destinations such as Bargino, the village of Fonte de Medici located in the Chianti Classico region, and the Antinori’s 14th century Umbrian castle. This trip has everything; exclusive tours of cellars and museums, V.I.P. accommodations, and the chance to experience Italy like one of the top Italian winemakers.

Courtesy of Ste Michelle Wine Estates / Antinori Family Estates.

*Must book at least 2 months in advance; reservations based on availability. Some blackout dates may apply. Air travel and ground transportation is only what is outlined in package. Flight credit includes four (4) $1,000 Delta vouchers. Expires 4/28/17.

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