2021 Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala
Frequently Asked Questions

In preparation for the 2021 Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala: A Return to Old Hollywood on Saturday, April 17, below are some frequently asked questions to ensure a fun and smooth experience for all virtual guests.

1. Will this year’s gala ONLY being hosted online this year?
Yes, this year’s gala will be 100% online. All registered guests will receive a link via email on Wednesday, April 14 to watch our LIVE program from the safety and comfort of their home.

For the best viewing experience, we recommend watching the event from a desktop computer or laptop and use your mobile device for participation in our Opportunity Drawing and the Raise-the-Paddle/Fund-a-Program portion of the evening’s program.

2. How will I receive the link to watch the livestream event?
You will receive an e-blast from the San Diego Food Bank on Wednesday, April 14 with a link to view our LIVE virtual event on Saturday, April 17. The virtual program will begin at 6 p.m. for all guests.

3. I purchased a General Admission virtual ticket. When will I receive my commemorative reusable tote bag?
Your commemorative tote bag and printed program for the event will be arriving at your door in the days leading up to the event. Virtual Gala ticketholders who purchased their tickets after April 9, 2021 will be receiving the tote bag post-event. You do not need to be home to accept the delivery.

4. I am a V.I.P. guest. When will I receive my V.I.P. package?
Your commemorative reusable tote bag along with charcuterie plate and two bottles of wine will be delivered on Saturday, April 17 prior to the start of the gala between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Our delivery drivers will contact the number you have provided during registration should they have any issues with your delivery. You do not need to be home to accept the delivery although it is recommended as some items will need refrigeration depending on when you receive the delivery.

5. What is included with my V.I.P. purchase?
You will receive a commemorative V.I.P. tote bag, two bottles of wine, a charcuterie box and artisanal chocolate. You’re also invited to attend our virtual VIP Gala Reception 30-minutes prior to the start of the main event at 5:30 p.m., which can be accessed from the same link that will be provided to you via email on Wednesday, April 14.

6. When can I start submitting entries into the Opportunity Drawing?
The Opportunity Drawing will be available to registered guests starting Wednesday, April 14 at 8 p.m. and will close at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. One entry ticket is a $100 donation to the Food Bank. Three tickets is a $250 donation to the Food Bank. Please click on the package you wish to purchase entries for. For every $1 donated, five meals can be provided to local families in need.

The names of the winner for each opportunity drawing package will be announced LIVE during the gala program.

7. How do I purchase an opportunity drawing ticket?
You must be a registered guest to participate. To purchase an opportunity drawing ticket and to view the opportunity drawing packages, please follow the Greater Giving mobile bidding instructions outlined below.

How to Mobile Bid with Greater Giving Online Bidding: https://jcsd2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

  • Register your mobile number and credit card information on our registration page in advance of the event or upon arrival.
  • When our opportunity drawing is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ text with your bidder link.
  • After clicking the link in the text, begin searching for packages by name, number, or category
  • Select the package you wish to purchase
  • To purchase a package at the Buy Now price, select the Buy
  • To make a donation, select the Donation button on your home screen and choose a preset amount or select the Custom Amount button to enter the amount you wish to donate.
  • To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.
  • Under the Bids area, you can check your winning packages.

8. If I run into any technical issues with the Greater Giving website or the streaming link on the night of the event, whom should I contact?
Should you run into any challenges with technology the night of the event, please send an email to vmcdonald@sandiegofoodbank.org or call 1-858-527-1419. Our virtual help desk will be open on the day of the event from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to answer any questions.

9. Which Food Bank programs benefit from donations made during this event?
This year’s gala proceeds will support the San Diego Food Bank’s COVID-19 Response Programs. To view our latest COVID-19 Impact Report, please visit SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Impact.

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