Edmonds Community College Foundation’s Auction and Gala to feature guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore

Chef Bobby Moore
Chef Bobby Moore of the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge.

Edmonds Community College Foundation presents a Star Gazing Soirée at its annual gala and auction on April 25, featuring guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore, Executive Chef of the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge.

Chef Moore will oversee the gala event’s dinner menu and work with students in the college’s highly-regarded culinary arts program.

This is the 29th year of the Edmonds Community College’s ‘A Vintage Evening’ Gala & Auction,’ one of the area’s biggest events, bringing in needed funds for students. The Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships each year, along with faculty and staff grants, awards and emergency funding to foster excellence in college programs and help students achieve their academic goals. In 2014, the Foundation awarded over $250,000 in critical support for student success.

“We are honored to have Chef Bobby Moore on board preparing an amazing dinner menu and working with our students,” said Brad Thomas, Executive Director for the Foundation. “Having a culinary artist at the highest level like Chef Moore affirms once again that our auction attendees, donors, sponsors, volunteers and culinary students will be part of a truly special evening. The event will be another star-studded night and I hope community members join us to help impact the lives of those students of all ages who need our help. Any support greatly helps the foundation in reaching the goal to support access, success and excellence for students, faculty and staff at Edmonds Community College.” The event is expected to sell out.

About Chef Bobby Moore

In April 2005, Bobby Moore was named executive chef of the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge, one of the Northwest’s most romantic resorts located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country just a few miles from Seattle. In 2007, Moore won FareStart’s Guest Chef on the Waterfront award. Moore was invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in May 2008 and in December 2014, where he showcased the freshest cuisine from the Pacific Northwest.

Information for donors

The evening offers promotional and public relations opportunities for businesses seeking exposure to decision makers in leading companies and organizations throughout greater King and Snohomish counties. Donors receive recognition for their gifts at the event, in the auction catalog, and in the Foundation newsletter, as well as donation tax deductions. The auction committee is looking for donations of weekend getaways, wines from personal collections, group dining events, experience gifts, home and vehicle services, and other quality items.

To reserve a seat

For more information on the auction, and to reserve your seat, contact Julie Colgan at 425-640-1514 or julie.colgan@edcc.edu.

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