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Feed the Soul: February 4, 2019

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February 4, 2019
6 - 8:30 PM
San Francisco, CA

Join three-star Michelin chef Dominique Crenn, New Century Chamber Orchestra Music Director Daniel Hope, and moderator Ana Ayala from Project Open Hand for a discussion about feeding the body and soul.

This cocktail hour event will feature delicious hors d'oeuvres and wine, a live performance by New Century Chamber Orchestra and violinist Daniel Hope, clips from the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Chef's Table, and a panel discussion featuring three powerhouses in the fight against hunger.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased by clicking the blue button below. Proceeds from this event will support Project Open Hand’s work in San Francisco.

Dominique Crenn, Daniel Hope, Ana Ayala

Dominique Crenn, Daniel Hope, Ana Ayala


Dominique Crenn, Chef/Co-Owner, Atelier Crenn

Dominique Crenn's parents had a strong influence on her love for the culinary arts- she began her formal training upon moving to San Francisco in 1988 to work at Stars. In 2011, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn where her "poetic culinaria" earned one Michelin Star in 2011, and its second the following year. As of November 2018, Dominique Crenn beat her own record and became the first female chef in the US to receive three Michelin Stars. Her latest creation, Bar Crenn, was also awarded one Michelin star the same year.

Crenn was awarded World's Best Female Chef in 2016 by San Pellegrino's 50 Best and in 2018 earned James Beard Foundation's title of Best Chef: West. As an active member of the culinary community, Crenn promotes sustainability and equality through her collaboration with various organizations.

Daniel Hope, Music Director, New Century Chamber Orchestra

British violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 25 years and is celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes. Winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, whose previous recipients include Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hope appears as soloist with the world’s major orchestras and conductors, also directing many ensembles from the violin. In addition to serving as New Century’s artistic partner, Hope has been an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007 and serves as Music Director of New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and as Associate Artistic Director of the Savannah Music Festival.

Daniel Hope is one of the world’s most prolific classical recording artists, with over 25 albums to his name. His recordings have won the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or of the Year, the Edison Classical Award, the Prix Caecilia, six ECHO-Klassik Awards and numerous Grammy nominations.

In addition to his performance and recording achievements, Hope has penned four bestselling books published in Germany; he contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal and has written scripts for collaborative performances with the actors Klaus Maria Brandauer and Mia Farrow. In Germany he presents a weekly radio show for the WDR3 Channel.

He plays the 1742 “ex-Lipiński” Guarneri del Gesù, placed generously at his disposal by an anonymous family from Germany. He lives with his family in Berlin.

Ana Ayala, Vice President of Programs, Project Open Hand

Ana Ayala held various roles in administration, events, development, and fundraising at different non-profits in the San Francisco area, including Star Community Home, AIDS Walk San Francisco and Catholic Charities, before joining the Project Open Hand team as Vice President of Programs. While at Catholic Charities, Ayala implemented the Star Community Home project--a shelter for women and children--within a three-week timespan. Though intended to run for only 18 months, the project was so successful that it is still active today. She received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Project Open Hand offers medically-tailored food to help clients recover from illness, get stronger and lead healthier lives. Project Open Hand services assist those with AIDS/HIV as well as critical illnesses such as breast cancer and diabetes. The San Francisco nonprofit provides daily warm, nutritious meals for seniors and adults with disabilities fighting hunger. Project Open Hand's vision is that no one who is sick or elderly in our community will go without nutritious meals with love.

Earlier Event: November 4
PROGRAM 1: Anthony Marwood Leads
Later Event: February 10
PROGRAM 2: Recomposed