After five years, 28 community dinners, more than 5,500 guests and more than $110,000 in donations to approximately 40 Southern Nevada charities and organizations, Project Dinner Table will host its final dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11 (Photo credit: Nate Ludens).
Project Dinner Table is the popular dinner series focusing on building community and serving the greater good all while focusing on what we love: food, people and purpose. At the centerpiece of every dinner sits one long dinner table, draped with white tablecloths seating up to 175 guests. Chefs create a one-night-only menu inspired by local farmers and purveyors with a multi-course dinner served family-style. At the conclusion of the evening, Project Dinner Table makes a donation to a worthy cause rooted in Southern Nevada. Every dinner takes place in adventurous, outdoor settings not typically created for dining.
“The last five years have been an incredible journey, filled with so much collaboration and love for this community”. It’s time to explore other avenues outside of producing these community dinners. At the end of the day, we reached our goal of connecting the community. This magic happened by breaking bread with strangers who became friends, eating food we wouldn’t normally try and learning about our local farmers and purveyors and these great charities and organizations,” says Gina Gavan, founder and spoonbender, Project Dinner Table. “We reinvested in our community by setting an example of what it means to be socially responsible and it’s a legacy we hope continues through everyone Project Dinner Table touched.”
For the final dinner, guests will journey to the Marjorie Barrick Museum on UNLV’s campus. Chefs from Caesars Palace will create a very special one-time only menu. Social hour will take place at 5:30 p.m. inside the Barrick Museum with the group seated for dinner in the UNLV Arboretum Xeric Garden by 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from this dinner will benefit Safe Nest and Blind Center of Nevada.
The price for this dinner per person will be $190 and will be inclusive of gratuities, tax, food, beverage and philanthropy. Tickets are now available at www.ProjectDinnerTable.com.