eBay Partners With Celebrity Chef Michael Voltaggio for Exclusive “Wine & Dine” Charity Auction to Celebrate the Launch of “eBay Wine”
By: Kari Ramirez, eBay News Team
Chef Voltaggio’s Auction to Benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry
eBay for Charity, one of the largest platforms that helps millions of eBay users raise funds and support the causes they care about – has partnered with celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio for a special “Wine & Dine” charity auction with 100% of proceeds going to charity.
The charity auction is a part of eBay’s ongoing celebration for its recently launched eBay Wine category. The online destination allows wine-enthusiasts and experts to browse, purchase and ship collectible, rare and everyday wines to 45 states across the United States.
Chef Voltaggio’s “Wine & Dine” experience will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, dedicated to ending child hunger in America by ensuring they get the healthy food they need every day. The auction will run from Thursday, May 26 at 8 am PT and close on Thursday, June 2 at 8 am PT. To bid, visit www.eBay.com/Dine.
The once-in-a-lifetime eBay for Charity auction includes:
- Working closely with Chef Voltaggio to create and name a sandwich that will be added to the menu for one month at both locations of Sack Sandwiches in Los Angeles.
- One dollar from every sandwich sold will be donated by Sack Sandwiches to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
- Dinner for four at Voltaggio’s renowned restaurant ink. in Los Angeles.
- Personalized and autographed cookbook for the winner.
- Two three-day VIP tickets to the 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley music, food, wine and brew festival in historic downtown Napa, California.
“I’m thrilled to be raising money for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign through eBay for Charity’s 'Wine & Dine' auction,” said Michael Voltaggio. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with the winning bidder on a limited edition sandwich which will be sold at Sack Sandwiches. eBay is a perfect partner and platform to raise awareness and help end childhood hunger in America.”
“Since the launch of eBay Wine, we’ve continued to see interest in our inventory and the unique eBay for Charity auctions that help our shoppers connect to the causes – and celebrities – they care about,” said Dan Tarman, SVP, Chief Communications Officer at eBay. “With Chef Voltaggio, we’re excited to not only toast and celebrate eBay Wine, but help him connect with his fan base through a unique eBay for Charity auction.”
To celebrate the launch of eBay Wine, eBay and Voltaggio will host a VIP Happy Hour at BottleRock Napa Valley – the famed three-day music, food, wine and brew festival in Napa Valley, California – on May 27. Chef Voltaggio will be cooking a few dishes that will be paired with a premium or limited-edition wine found on eBay, including wine from Blackbird Vineyards, Chappellet, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Stags Leap District, Etude Wines, Hall Wines, and Schramsberg Vineyards.
This auction follows eBay for Charity’s successful ‘Wine & Dine” charity auctions with famed chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Richard Blais that raised funds for Save the Children and Citymeals on Wheels.