Event will feature Chef Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez of The Harvest Vine and Txori

Too many cooks in the kitchen will be a good thing on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, as more than a dozen of Seattle’s best and brightest chefs unite for the 16th annual Chefs’ Dinner to benefit Seattle’s Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled nursing facility for people living with HIV/AIDS and other complex, life-threatening diseases. Guests will enjoy the best Seattle chefs have to offer at the hors d’oeuvres reception and silent wine auction. An exclusive multi-course dinner featuring entrées by leading culinarians will follow the reception.

Bell Harbor International Conference Center hosts the event. Organizers hope to raise $200,000 to directly support the nutrition program at Bailey-Boushay House.  Last year we raised over $230,000.

"AIDS is not over," said Brian Knowles, Executive Director of Bailey-Boushay House. "The complex nature of the disease requires that our residents and clients receive special care. The need for a facility like Bailey-Boushay House is greater than it ever has been. We owe many thanks to these culinary masters for putting on such a wonderful celebration of our work."

This year’s honorary chef, Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez, began his career in Madrid, Spain in 1979. He studied in San Sebastian and Paris and worked for the U.S. Embassy in Spain catering special events. He worked as a consulting chef for 10 years opening more than 20 restaurants in New York and throughout the country before moving to Seattle in 1997. Here he opened a catering company with his wife called The Harvest Vine and later opened a restaurant by the same name. The Harvest Vine was selected by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s 10 Very Best Restaurants of 2007.

Featured Area Chefs:

Eric Banh, Baguette Box & Monsoon
Daniel Molina, Bailey-Boushay House
Jay Bartleson, Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Janine Doran, Cafe Flora
Thomas Hurley, Coupage
Peter Kuang, Green Leaf
Byron Schultz, Ivar’s
Jim Drohman, Le Pichet & Café Presse
Brock Johnson, Lola
Bo Maisano, Madison Park Café
Michael Barnhouse, Rosebud Restaurant & Bar
Peter Birk, Ray’s Boathouse
Walter Pisano, Tulio

About Bailey-Boushay House:

Bailey-Boushay House, opened in 1992, is America’s first skilled nursing facility that was planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with AIDS. The nationally-recognized facility provides care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other complex, life-threatening diseases promoting their health, well-being and functional independence. Bailey-Boushay is operated by Virginia Mason Medical Center.