In May, Traci began training for a three-day 300-mile annual charity ride in late June called ChefsCycle, the proceeds of which benefit No Kid Hungry. Each year, nearly 200 chefs and restaurant industry professionals ride from Carmel to Santa Barbara to help put an end to childhood hunger. This will be Traci's first.
"People who ride bikes tell me I'm crazy, but chefs are determined people, accustomed to long hours in discomfort, " Traci says. "I am in reasonable shape and have been adding 20 hours of weekly training to my already pretty tough work week."
Luckily, "I am enjoying the riding."
To raise money for her team -- consisting of staff members from her restaurant The Commissary -- Traci has been hosting charity dinners and cocktail hours, plus offering her services in various auctions. With every dollar possibly connecting a child to as many as 10 meals, Traci is aiming to raise at least $22,500.
To learn more about Traci and her team -- or to donate -- go to her Team Commissary page.
Otherwise, bid on a private dinner cooked by Traci at your home, or attend a five-course chefs-counter meal on June 16 or a pop-up bar on June 19, both at The Commissary. Details below.
Chef’s Counter Dinner
5 Courses, with wine pairings - $150 per person
Only 16 seats available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
Team TDJ’s Pop Up Bar
Come enjoy Off the Grid and support Traci’s team by sipping margaritas and more.
11am – 4pm
The Commissary Porch
101 Montgomery Street in the Presidio