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Dig In! 2019 Auction

Guests of Dig In! are invited to bid on the following items during a silent auction and a live auction at the event. The silent auction will take place during the cocktail hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those items are listed below the live auction items, which will be up for bid as part of the evening’s main program.

Live Auction Items

Two Tickets to Explore Peru’s Food System with Katherine Kelly on 2020 CultureXplorers Trip
Item Value: $11,000
Experience some of Peru’s remarkable food system alongside Cultivate KC’s Executive Director and co-founder Katherine Kelly. You’ll meet chefs, researchers and farmers as well as interact with supporters and leaders of Por Eso, an NGO that addresses health issues by implementing organic gardens in homes and schools in the Peruvian Andes.

Dinner for 8 with Broadmoor Bistro
Item Valiue: $800
Broadmoor Bistro is one of the top culinary and commercial baking programs in the country. Chef Bob Brassard and his culinary students will prepare a dinner for eight guests in your home with freshly picked produce raised by the students at the Broadmoor Urban Farm.

Classes for 4 at The Local Pig
Item Valiue: $320
The Local Pig offers hands-on classes in all aspects of butchering and charcuterie. And we do means hands-on. Choose between Basic Charcuterie or Sausage Making classes for a group of four.

Private Dinner in Your Home with Chef Brandon Winn
Item Value: $800
Chef Brandon Winn, who has been the executive chef at Webster House since 2017, will come to your home and prepare a private dinner for you a group of your friends (up to 8 total).

Vom Fass Tasting for 10
Item Value: $300
Vom Gas specializes in cask-aged vinegars, exquisite oils, gourmet salts and peppers, and seasoning blends made from the world’s finest herbs and spices. We invite you to visit and discover a truly sensational tasting experience for 10 people at their location on the Country Club Plaza.

Private Kimchi-making Class for 5
Item Value: $250
Nomad Kimchi will come to your house and teach a kimchi-making class for up to five people. They bring enough delicious cabbage and supplies needed to make enough for everyone to take home at least a half-gallon!

Italian Cooking Class & Lunch for 10 at Casa Somerset
Item Value: $700
This experience includes a hands-on Italian Cooking class for 10 people hosted by Chef Mike Hursey and his wife Christine. The class will be followed by a beautiful farm-to-table meal with local wine on the veranda after all of your hard work!

Herbal Medicine Class for 10 at Whispering Elm Farm
Item Value: $350
Discover what herbs support various health issues and how to make and incorporate herbal preparations in your home (whether you grow your own or source them elsewhere). This class also includes an optional tour of the Whispering Elms Farm gardens.

Silent Auction Items

Pit Barrel Cooker
Item Value: $340
Westlake Ace Hardware has donated a Pit Barrel Cooker, the original vertical drum smoker, which cooks food from a single, direct heat source. The Pit Barrel Cooker’s cylindrical shape and “Hook-and-Hang” method places the food in the center of the action, heating the meat from all sides at once, producing consistently great-tasting, perfectly cooked meat every time.

AYC Health & Fitness sessons w/ Crystal Babb
Item Value: $275
AYC Health & Fitness is a Prairie Village private training facility focused on enhancing quality of life through safe, personalized exercise. This auction item includes three personal training sessions (and a fitness consultation) with Crystal Babb (at AYC’s facilities or at-home), 2 books, one mug, one pen, and one t-shirt.

Four Ballroom Dancing Sessions for 2
Item Value: $320
4 private lessons at Melange dance studio with instructor Joan Augustyn. Bring a partner and choose a dance to learn based on the music you like! Joan competes in the gold level of Smooth dancing, has performed in Kansas City for 10 years, and participates in the Kansas City Cristo Rey Dancing with the Stars event every year.

KC Canning Co. Basket
Item Value: $75
Kansas City Canning Co. – Rosemary Fig Spread, Clementine Thyme Marmalade, Giardiniera, Cucumber Dilly Pickles, Sriracha Pickled Green Beans, and a tea towel

Pet Package: Photo Session & Bar-K Subscription
Item Value: $275
This package includes a single pet studio session with Elly May Moments and a 3-month subscription to Bar-K. Studio sessions includes a white backdrop and one colored backdrop of your choice for a total of approximately 20 digital photos. 
Photo sessions usually take 45 minutes to an hour, but are not limited to a specific time frame as every pet is unique and some may take longer than others. Bar K is a unique and joyful destination featuring a modern bar, restaurant and coffeehouse, constructed out of repurposed shipping containers. Surrounding the bar & restaurant is a thoughtfully designed, fully-staffed, two-acre off-leash dog park, with one-of-a-kind play structures and comfortable seating areas.

The North Face Denali Jacket & $50 Gift Card
Item Value: $180
This iconic jacket is constructed with recycled fleece for unmatched warmth, comfort and durability. The Denali Collection is inspired by our original Denali Jacket that debuted in 1988 on the backs of Todd Skinner and Paul Piana during their first free ascent of the Salathé Wall.

Shatto Milk Farm Tour & Home Delivery
Item Value: $120
$100 credit for home delivery, and a tour for four to the farm

Digital Consulting from The Book Club
Item Value: $300
This auction package offers a complementary 60 minute strategy meeting plus a set of written guidelines for you to keep. As experts in digital marketing, we will take a look at the online presence of your business and offer guidance on how to focus your efforts for the most impact. The Book Club is a locally-owned and operated digital consultancy, created to help small businesses, like yours, tell their story online.