Updated: Aug 28, 2019
1) Really amazing food!
Sure, all fundraising galas are going to offer you some good things to eat, but at Providence it’s the name of our game! At Fresh Starts & Full Plates you will be able to sample some of the best recipes our restaurants and students have to offer.
2) It’s fun! It’s not your typical “stuffy” gala.
If you don’t know us already, rest assured, we are a fun lot to hang out with! That’s probably because people from all over—from all different backgrounds and walks of life—have been attracted to our mission. We do a lot of laughing at Providence: “It takes all kinds” we assure ourselves.
3) Amazing live and silent auction.
We really get the best support from our community, and that shows in our Fresh Starts & Full Plates auction. Our auctions are filled with great items, from chef’s tables to museum passes. Best of all, some of our Providence Culinary Training graduates have are donating items to showcase their talents—confectionary creations you won’t want to miss!
4) We are all going to be there.
You’ll get to meet our students, residents, and alumni and hear more about their incredible journeys. No lectures, we promise. Our programs speak for themselves.
5) We are a great cause.
For over a decade, Providence has been changing lives, one recipe at a time. You can find our graduates all over town, working in your favorite local restaurants and even starting their own businesses. Fresh Starts & Full Plates is a time to celebrate those successes and to sow the seed for many more success stories to come!