Gala Chef Anne Burrell

Saint Martin's Gala

Saturday, November 5, 2022
5 p.m. - Reception - Charneski Recreation Center
7 p.m. - Dinner, live auction and music - Marcus Pavilion

Interested in sponsorships? Contact Renee Oram at

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Gala 2022 registration is now open!

We are excited to welcome everyone to campus for this in-person event! Our signature black-tie affair will include an exquisite five-course menu, exclusively crafted by Gala 2022 Chef Anne Burrell of the Food Network. 

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Gala Chef Anne Burrell

Chef Anne Burrell is the hugely popular and fan-favorite host of Worst Cooks in America and Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on the Food Network. An industry veteran and passionate teacher, she prides herself on creating rustic Italian dishes that celebrate simple and pure ingredients. She has appeared Chef Wanted, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, and Food Network Star, and is also the author of the New York Times top ten bestsellers, Cook Like a Rock Star and the follow-up Own Your Kitchen: Recipes to Inspire and Empower. 

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The importance of scholarships

The Gala is Saint Martin's signature student scholarship fundraising event. An annual celebration of community, food and wine, the Gala combines two important Benedictine values: hospitality and stewardship. As we gather to break bread, we support our students, whose educational dreams are made possible through scholarships funded from the proceeds of this event. 

Gala 2019 speaker Ahmadou Seck

Thank you, Gala 2022 sponsors!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Print Sponsor: Capitol City Press / Live Auction Sponsor: Chicago Title / Online Auction and Valet Sponsor: Hanson Subaru / Broadcast Media Sponsor: KCTS 9 / Band Sponsor: Olympia Federal Savings / Kitchen Sponsor: Rob Rice Homes / Print Media Sponsor: ShowCase Media  / Media Sponsor: South Sound Magazine / Wine Glass Sponsor: Sunset Air

Thank you to our Saint Benedict Table Sponsors!

John & Michelle Riel / Kathy & Gordon Beecher / Tedi Reynolds '71/Mark Templeton '69 / The Rants Group / Toni Christy '04, MBA '06

Thank you to our Saint Gertrude Table Sponsors!

Chris '80 & Lisa Thomsen / Kathleen O'Grady / Lemon Family Dental / Olympia Orthopaedic Associates / Providence / Sunset Air / Twinstar Credit Union / Virgil Adams Real Estate

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