On October 28th, Hilton Anaheim hosted the 10th annual “Dux n Tux” gala, benefiting the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, is to facilitate and support programs that support positive change for children and families throughout Southern California, by providing educational opportunities , broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.
250 vip guests were treated to an amazing culinary experience. Twenty-three different Chef’s, from local restaurants, prepared a five-course menu at the guest’s table side, with the assistance of Anaheim Ducks players at each table. No two tables had the same food or table settings. Ducks players were dressed “in tux” and assisted in preparing the food, pouring wine, and serving entrees, to their guests who were primarily made up of corporate sponsors, donors and Ducks fans!
There was an incredible array of Ducks memorabilia and Duck experiences that were auctioned off via silent and live auctions to raise money for the Ducks Foundation.
A very special recognition goes out to the Hilton Anaheim Culinary team who put together an incredible menu for three tables, including the Ducks’ wives. Given the challenges of having 23 chefs from the outside, descend upon your kitchen to prepare their own recipes, was a unique opportunity for the Hilton team. Once again, the Hilton team of Chefs proved why they are considered some of the very best in the industry, with rave revues coming from all tables about the presentation, variety and delicious food.
Our PSAV team collaborated with the Ducks event planners and Hilton Banquet team to showcase the event, “in the round,” with the stage in the center of the Pacific Ballroom and the seating and cooking surrounding the stage.
According to Ducks officials, it was one of the most unique, innovative and imaginative Dux n Tux they have had in the 10 year history of the event.
Once again, the Culinary and banquet teams at Hilton Anaheim have set the bar for such events where there is a need to “wow” the guests who attend these events year after year.
As we say at Hilton Anaheim, “GO BIG OR GO HOME”
A special thanks to the Anaheim Ducks Organization, for the opportunity to be a part of this very special evening.