Hutch Holiday Gala 2011

Every year the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center puts on a fantastic Holiday Gala, an amazing night of fundraising.  Philanthropists from far and wide converge in Seattle for an extravagant evening of dining and dancing, bidding and giving.

The single largest fundraiser benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Gala is a black tie event featuring extravagant live, silent and cellar auctions, an elegant dinner and late-night dancing with more than 850 business and community leaders in attendance. The Gala has raised more than $75 million over the past 35 years to support vital research at the Hutchinson Center.

This year, Ocean Crest Resort’s own Award Winning Executive Chef, Andrew Bickar, was asked to participate with Seabrook in the Live Auction.

Escape to Seabrook, a unique coastal land
development dedicated to preserving and
promoting the natural environment. You
and up to 13 friends will stay two nights in
the Ultimate Beach House, designed by
celebrated designers Lew Oliver and Tim
Clarke exclusively for the nationally
renowned Coastal Living magazine.
Positioned to take full advantage of the
stunning Pacific Ocean views from three
levels, the Ultimate Beach House is only
steps to the beach. The house’s beachcasual
contemporary interior features a
gourmet kitchen, a large and open living and dining room with a large customforged
metal fireplace that will be the perfect setting for your weekend escape.
Chef Andrew Bickar, award-wining executive chef
of The Ocean Crest Resort, will create a
seasonally-inspired dinner featuring the beautiful
bounty from the coast of Washington for you
and your house guests. Your amazing meal will be
personally paired for you by Ron and Marianne
Lachini of Lachini Vineyards. They’ll bring their
top scoring estate pinot noirs, limited production
cabs and other delights from their personal cellar.
And tonight, you’ll take home a signed three-liter
bottle of their 2009 Lachini Vineyards Estate
Pinot Noir.
There is simply no home on the Washington coast that earns the “ultimate” title
more than this Coastal Living idea house. Come and experience it for yourself!
• Ultimate Beach House for two nights at Seabrook
• Dinner for you and your guests by Chef Andrew Bickar
• Wine pairings and visit from Ron and Marianne Lachini of Lachini Vineyards
Thanks to Seabrook Resort, Ron and Marianne Lachini and Lachini Vineyards,
Chef Andrew Bickar and The Ocean Crest Resort

This year’s event will be held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on December 3, 2011. The 36th Hutch Holiday Gala is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Seattle Sheraton Hotel with approximately 900 guests at $500 a seat, guests come from around the globe and it is one of the most successful fund raising events in the US. For more information on the 2011 Hutch Holiday Gala, please visit their web site at