Tickets on Sale Now for CB Cares Gala

The foodie fundraiser is a chance to see local notables doing whatever it takes to earn "tips" for charity.


Gina Rubel usually dishes out marketing and public relations advice but soon she'll be dealing with real dishes.

Rubel, head of the Doylestown firm Furia Rubel, will be one of the waitresses at the CB Cares’ Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala. Coming to the Doylestown Country Club on Sunday, May 20, the event is the signature fundraiser for community organization CB Cares.

Now in its fifth year, the event is the brainchild of CB Cares' director Kimberly Cambra, a foodie who embraced the "local food" movement before it became today's trend.

Most of the food for the evening's meal was grown in Bucks County, Cambra said.

In the kitchen this year will be Caleb Lentchner from New Hope's Marsha Brown, Jon Spivak from Chive Café, and John Ripley of the Doylestown Country Club, Cambra said. Earl’s Bucks County, of Peddler's Village, will host a VIP reception.

Local "celebrities" - including Thompson Networks president Sean Galt, CB East principal Abe Lucabaugh, state Rep. Marguerite Quinn and local screenplay writer Thomas Phillips - will wait on each table of partygoers, doing whatever they can to earn tips, all of which goes to CB Cares.

The waiter who earns the most tip money wins the coveted “Most Appreciated Waiter” award, Cambra said. Doylestown Borough police officer Dave Carlen will be defending his 2011 title, snagged when he earned more than $2,500 at last year's event.

The evening features a four-course sit-down dinner, socializing and a silent auction of gourmet goodies, gifts and wares.

Tickets are $125. To order, call 215-489-9120.

For more information, visit CB Cares' website.

Gina Rubel May 09, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Okay - I have a big challenge ahead of me. Come on folks, get your tables while the gettin' is good. Since I haven't waitressed since I was 15 at the beach, you're in for a hilarious treat!!!


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