The Anaheim Ducks will host the 13th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda this Friday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Dedicated to raising funds for the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, the evening will feature some of Orange County’s most renowned chefs, each of whom has donated their time to the cause. Paired with an Anaheim Ducks “sous chef,” each chef will serve a table of 12 for a unique dining experience. With an expected attendance of over 300 guests, supporters of this sold-out event ($250 per plate) will enjoy an evening of stellar food and great company, while also learning about the primary program facilitated by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation: Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
All local chefs featured at Dux in Tux have created a distinctive menu for their individual table (complete list of participants included below). A Ducks player will be paired with each chef to assist in meal preparation tableside for their guests. The evening will begin with a V.I.P. reception at 6 p.m., followed by a general reception at 6:30 p.m. and a seated dinner program at 7:30 p.m. During the dinner program co-emceed by Ducks television play-by-play announcer John Ahlers and Ducks television host Kent French, fifth-grade teacher Rachel Therrien of Graham Elementary School (Los Angeles) will be recognized for her selection as S.C.O.R.E. Captain. Each year, the S.C.O.R.E. Captain award is presented to a teacher or educator who exemplifies the mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation through his or her work within the S.C.O.R.E. program.
Also as part of the dinner program, a live auction with not-to-be missed packages and experiences will be offered. With Kent French serving as the live auctioneer, supporters can bid on four tickets to the 2014 BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, a Ducks Road Trip package for later this season, a three-month all-access San Manuel Level (club level at Honda Center) pass including tickets to all Ducks regular season and playoff games and concerts including Rihanna, Fleetwood Mac, Andrea Bocelli and a one-of-a-kind dinner for six hosted by Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and his wife, Crystal.
About the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Program
The award-winning Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program offers free educational standards-based curriculum to students through in-class and physical education. The program was developed in 2005 with the goal of making a positive impact with youth in local schools and hockey communities throughout Southern California. Based on the team’s goals in the community and through funding from the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has been made free of charge to all its participants. The program uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourage healthy and active living, reinforce the importance of positive character building, and reward youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence. Through its initiatives, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has contributed to the educational landscape within traditional and non-traditional settings while impacting over 25,000 students annually. For more information, visit ducksscore.com.
About The Anaheim Ducks Foundation
The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.
Through the Foundation, the Anaheim Ducks look to support exemplary Southern California nonprofit organizations and to help make a positive impact in the local community with programs such as Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
Dux in Tux Participants
Host Hotel & Chef: Hyatt Regency Irvine – Chef Richard Slusarz
Anaheim Hilton – Chef Kyung Carroll
Anaheim White House – Bruno Serato & Chef Eddie Meza
Aramark – Chef Eladio Ruiz
Bruxie – Dean Simon, Chief Waffler
The Cannery Restaurant – Chef Nick Weber
Charlie Palmer Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza – Chef Sea Kyeong Kim
Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club – Chef John Miller
CRAVYN.COM – Chef Wendie Huffman
the crow bar and kitchen – Chef John Shaw
Hathaway’s – Chef Robert Hathaway
HMSHost – Chef Andy Orellana
The Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney – Chef Darrin Finkel
Landmark – Chef Travis Flood
Maggiano’s – Chef Iris Hernandez
Mastro’s Restaurants – Chef Matthew Briggs
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa – Chef Leo DeLeon
Ohana House – Chef David Baumann
RA Sushi – Chef Shigeru Ishizaki
THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon – Chef Michael Rossi
St. Regis Monarch Beach – Chef Frederic Castan
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