Embark on a One-of-a-Kind Dining Adventure at the 2020 Dish It Out for Kids in Saratoga
A Fun Food Fundraiser to Benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Editor's Note (6/9/2020): Dish It Out for Kids 2020 has been postponed to June 10, 2021.
The Saratoga Springs area is home to a number of wonderful restaurants and expert chefs, and on Thursday, October 1, 2020, you can experience some of the finest local foods at Dish It Out for Kids at Saratoga National Golf Club.
This annual chef competition is hosted by the Capital Region Office of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is funded by the generosity of caring individuals like yourself. NCMEC has been at the forefront of child protection for more than three decades, helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Tickets from Dish It Out for Kids in Saratoga will benefit the corporation's programs in New York's Capital Region.
Two of the tasty appetizer stations from the 2019 Dish It Out for Kids in Saratoga
See Which Chef Can Dish Out the Best Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert
The 13th Annual Dish It Out for Kids on October 1, 2020, will feature the Capital Region's top chefs showing off their signature creations in a gourmet celebrity chef competition. Starting at 6:00pm, attendees can sample a variety of world-class appetizers, entrees, and desserts throughout the night.
Prime at Saratoga National and Mama Mia's served up their best in the dessert and entree categories in 2019
Currently, Prime at Saratoga National, Solevo Kitchen + Social, Sushi Thai, 30 Lake, Sperry's, Mama Mia's, 3 Vines, and Darling Doughnuts are confirmed participants for 2020. The event organizers expect to have at least 10 local restaurants represented in the competition.
To complement your dining adventure, there will be an open bar with an excellent selection of liquor, wine, and beer. Sip, sample, and then vote for who you think "dished out" the most amazing cuisine. At the end of the event, a People's Choice Award will be given out to the chef with the most votes in each category: Best Appetizer, Best Entree, and Best Dessert.
Support the Cause & Celebrate NCMEC's Accomplishments
In addition to your general admission ticket, another way you can support NCMEC at the event is by participating in the silent and live auctions. Each year, Dish It Out for Kids offers exceptional silent auction items ranging from gourmet baskets to restaurant gift cards and high-end wines. For 2020, the silent auction will open for bidding at 6:00pm.
At 7:30pm there will be brief comments from the event organizers, a cash call for monetary donations, and a live auction featuring fantastic items and packages. During the fundraiser, the event organizers will also present the 2020 John Walsh Award and the 2020 Outstanding Parents Award to the honored recipients who have done a lot for the protection of kids.
Why You Should Attend Dish It Out for Kids
Dish It Out for Kids is NCMEC's biggest fundraiser each year for their New York branch, and it's held in Rochester, Buffalo, and Saratoga Springs. All of the money raised stays in the local area and benefits the local organization's services and educational programs.
Every kid deserves a safe childhood, and having a missing or exploited child is a situation you never hope to find yourself or someone you know in. Whether you're a parent, a guardian, an educator, or somebody who cares about this cause, there are ways you can help NCMEC and their mission to never stop searching or fighting until every child is found, and every child has the knowledge they need to have a safe childhood.
Indeed, your support can go a long way toward protecting your family and others in your community. Through their services and educational programs, the corporation works hard to keep kids safe.
Learn More About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
After facing several tragedies, John and Revé Walsh and other child advocates founded NCMEC in 1984, as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to help find and protect missing and exploited children. Their mission is to provide a coordinated, national response to these widespread problems, and today, NCMEC is the country's most trusted organization when it comes to protecting our kids from abduction and exploitation.
Since their inception, the corporation has assisted in the recovery of over 296,000 children, circulated billions of photos of missing children, and even trained 360,000+ members of law enforcement. NCMEC's services and programs include:
- Managing a national toll-free hotline
- Participating in the AMBER Alert Program
- Operating a CyberTipline, a centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children
- Providing online resources, such as their KidSmartz Personal Safety Program and NetSmartz Online Safety Program
- And more
By attending Dish It Out for Kids in Saratoga this year, you can support this important cause and make a difference.
How to Get Involved & Buy Tickets
The 2020 Dish It Out for Kids in Saratoga is scheduled for October 1 at Saratoga National Golf Club. Tickets can be purchased online, and you can make contributions, advertise, become a sponsor, or donate auction items at the event website as well.
If the health, safety, and integrity of child development is important to you, please go to this link for more ways to be involved in nurturing and protecting our most valuable resource...our kids.