After Eddie Fox had a chance to tell the fundraising team about creating a unique dinner event for to support Pico Shul, we sat down to conceptualize what would make this dinner special. We wanted to find a way to deliver the highest possible dinning experience, while keeping our costs to an absolute minimum. For every dollar that would be spent on the dinner, would be one less dollar to help the cause.

We decided to look for venues, chefs, suppliers and designers that could keep all our costs low. Additionally, we wanted a venue with full cooking facilities. This way, Rabbi Yonah can provide the kosher supervision and further reduce costs. The more that could be found at no or minimal cost – the better.

Making toasts at your table is a key part of the Dinner Party.

Except for the food – there would be no compromise on quality and taste.

Thanks to Fox’s experience with his supper club, he has an extensive network of gourmet chefs and great venues. He approached some of his chefs with the concept – and thankfully we were able to find four super-star chefs who are practically donating their time to make this event happen. Additionally, The Mark has helped us by making the venue, which has all the tables, chairs and other supplies we need — available at reduced cost. Most importantly, they are allowing us access to the facility for two days at the end of January. Yes, two days.

With Chefs, venue and date nailed down, Rebbitzin Rachel set about creating the graphics with our designer. She discovered an old poster from a 1930’s agricultural event in Detroit, Michigan and this served — pardon the pun — as the inspiration for the graphics that you see today.