Spagio Hosts 10th Annual A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars to Benefit Columbus Childrens Hospital Hospice Program

January 23, 2007

Spagio and Spagio Cellars today announced its 10th Annual A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars to benefit Columbus Childrens Hospital Hospice Program through Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of the hospital. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a Veuve Cliquot champagne reception where guests are able to meet the chefs of the evening, followed by the main event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 26 at Spagio, 1295 Grandview Ave., Columbus. 

Attendees will stroll through the Spagio kitchen with the opportunity to stop at different stations and taste award-winning cuisine prepared by world renowned chefs from across the country (full list of featured chefs below). They will sample wines from premiere vineyards, enjoy live music entertainment and participate in a silent auction.

Event tickets are $195 per person or $2,950 for a sponsor-level table (includes 10 tickets and mention on event materials). Tickets for the champagne reception are $100 per person and space is limited. The event is black-tie optional.

For more information about Spagios A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars and to purchase tickets, please contact Katelyn Burkholder at (614) 722-2985.

Featured Chefs
Spencer Budros Pistachio Sweet Kitchen, Columbus, Ohio
Tom Fleming Central 214, Dallas, Texas
Chef Hartmut Handke Handkes Cuisine, Columbus, Ohio
Brian Hinshaw M, Columbus, Ohio
John Hogan Keefers, Chicago, Ill.
Paul Kahan Blackbird, Avec, Chicago, Ill.
William Koval Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Seattle, Wash.
Shawn McClain Spring, Green Zebra, Custom House, Chicago, Ill.
Hubert Seifert Spagio, Columbus, Ohio
Allen Sternweiler Allens New American Café, Chicago, Ill.
Ghyslain Maurais Ghyslain Chocolates, Inc., Union City, Ind.
Don Yamauchi Tribute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Dean Zanella 312 Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild, an organization of 80 women committed to raising funds for Columbus Childrens Hospital, traces its roots to the hospitals beginnings. In 1890, a group of boys and girls decided to make and sell small crafts to raise money for the purchase of pleasures for the children in the hospital. In 1908, a group of women formalized the childrens fundraising efforts and became Pleasure Guild of Childrens Hospital.

Pleasure Guild has raised over $2.5 million for the children of Columbus Childrens Hospital, and in recent years, Childrens Hospice Program. Members commit to a three-year term and participate in a variety of fundraising and service projects.

Mary Ellen Fiorino / Pam Barber
Columbus Children's Hospital Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 722-4595

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at