Philadelphia, PA - The Garces Foundation announces the delicious return of the 10th Food Fest and Fundraiser on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at Live! Hotel and Casino. James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces will host the best food showcase of the fall with three dozen top chefs and restaurants from around the region for an evening filled with dishes, drinks, live music, dancing, photo opportunities, exclusive auctions, and other surprises.

Guests will enjoy unlimited bites and sips while they mix and mingle for a great cause - to help provide food, medical care, and educational services to Philadelphia's immigrant community. For the event's return, Garces will showcase culinary offerings from Amada, Volver, Buena Onda, The Olde Bar, Village Whiskey, Hook and Master, and Garces Trading Company. Izakaya will join Garces restaurants by Yanaga, Bridget Foy's, Dim Sum House by Jane G's, Restaurant Aleksandar, Forsythia, Rex at the Royal,  Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, Fork, Wilder, A Mano, and many others. Drinks will be provided courtesy of Yards Brewing Company, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Ampel Wine, and Stateside Vodka.  All proceeds benefit the Garces Foundation to make a life-changing difference for immigrant families. Tickets are on sale now for $150 for general admission, $200 for VIP, and $295 for VIP and After Party. For tickets and more information about the Foundation, visit

"I’m excited to bring some of Philadelphia's finest chefs together in one room again in support of the Garces Foundation and the important work it does in the community," said Chef Garces. "Although the restaurant industry has faced ongoing challenges, it’s amazing to see the continued outpouring of support from our chef community and its willingness to give back. I’ve been thrilled to see the continued support for our work.  Thank you to the supporting restaurants, chefs and our generous sponsors."

Garces added, "Since its start, the Garces Foundation has focused on ensuring that our immigrant neighbors, particularly those in the hospitality industry, have access to the support they need to thrive in their communities and lives. We started the organization following the death of one of my cooks from thyroid cancer. A life was lost due to a lack of access to medical care. We realized that it was important to ensure that Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community has access to health and educational services."

The Garces Foundation Food Fest and Fundraiser will return this fall after a pandemic break and feature a new venue, a new line-up of restaurants, and the same amazing cause. Guests will be wined and dined with a who's who of the Philadelphia region culinary scene - with bites and sips from the following line-up for 2022:

A Mano
AmadaAmpel Wine
Bridget Foy’s
Buena Onda
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods
Garces Trading Company
Fork Restaurant
Hook & Master
Izakaya by Yanaga
Lola’s Garden
On Point Bistro
Restaurant Aleksandar
Rex at the Royal
Ripplewood Whiskey & CraftStateside Vodka
Tabachoy Philly
The Olde BarTito's Handmade Vodka
Village Whiskey
Wilder RestaurantYards Brewing Company
Plus, Additional Restaurants are to Be Announced!

Celebrate and toast the region's culinary scene while giving back! Tickets are on sale for $150 for general admission, including food and drinks from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Early access tickets are on sale for $200 and include access starting at 6:00 pm. VIP Early Access and Exclusive After-Party Tickets include early admission at 6:00 pm, plus a special after-party at the 10th St Market in the casino, where guests will enjoy more food, more sweets and wind down the evening in style. The after-party runs from 9:00pm to 11:00pm.

For more information, visit, follow @garcesfoundation, and call (267) 284-7905.


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